October Update

Busy Times Ahead

Fair Trade Conference

October 26-28, GBPAN will be traveling to Chicago to attend the Fair Trade Campaign Conference.  We will be networking with Fair Traders, learning about building partnerships, and how to engage the church to become part of the solution of labor trafficking.  We are grateful to Ryan McDonnell withBoston Faith and Justice Network , and for Fair Trade USA for making our participation possible.  We are looking forward to returning with new ideas and sharing them with you.

Gordon Conwell CUME  

GBPAN is working with Ana Valverde on a  group presentation on Human Trafficking for her “Christian Ethics & Social Issues” class. The presentation will be held at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (Boston Campus) in  Roxbury on 11/17.  The presentation will include general information, prayer, statistics, scriptures, and church engagement.  A survivor will share as part of the presentation.  Also, the group will be fasting and praying as part of preparation. They will be donating to a local ministry as a response, and even including their churches!  This is truly an answered prayer! We are grateful to see God moving on the hearts of His people! Thank you Ana!  Glory to God!

Ongoing work with PureSpring Institute

Together with Pastor Kathleen Verna, GBPAN is developing a curriculum that will teach about  human trafficking, prayer, and the spiritual battle including spiritual mapping.  As part of the Prophetic Paradigms  course,  the prophetic and apostolic will learn what it means to be part of the solution and what that looks like.  Their will be assignments and activations regarding spiritual mapping.  Informed Intercession by George Otis Jr. is being used as a reference. If you are interested in learning more about what PureSpring Institute has to offer go here.  If you would like to learn more about how you can get involved in GBPAN’s spiritual mapping initiative please send an email to gbpan2012@gmail.com

Praise Reports:

Come, let us tell of the LORD’s
greatness;
let us exalt his name together.
Psalm 34:3

Local Headlines:

Operators of two massage parlors, one in Wellesley and one in Revere, face charges of human trafficking and prostitution.

Upper Crust Files for Bankruptcy

Online sting nets 6 men looking for sex from young girls

Boston community tackles prostitution

In Providence,RI Doherty: U.S. Rep. Cicilline accepted donations from strip club owners and ‘houses of prostitution’

Around the World:

Experts in San Diego to study region’s gangs, sex traffickingAmtrak plan targets human trafficking

Hotline for Victims of Human Trafficking

Prayer Requests
Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves; ensure justice for those who are perishing.
Proverbs 31:8

General Prayers for Governments:

Corruption to Cease

Deuteronomy 16:19  You shall not pervert justice; you shall not show partiality; and you shall not take a bribe, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and subverts the cause of the righteous.

Amos 5:12  For I know how many are your transgressions, and how great are your sins–you who afflict the righteous, who take a bribe, and turn aside the needy in the gate.

Zechariah 8:16  These are the things that you shall do: Speak the truth to one another, render in your gates judgments that are true and make for peace,

Implementation of Just Legislation

Proverbs 8:15  By me kings reign, and rulers decree what is just;

Proverbs 29:4 By justice a king gives stability to the land, but one who exacts gifts ruins it.

Nehemiah 9:13  Thou didst come down upon Mount Sinai, and speak with them from heaven and give them right ordinances and true laws, good statutes and commandments,

Discernment n Forming Alliances

1 Kings 3:12  behold, I now do according to your word. Behold, I give you a wise and discerning mind, so that none like you has been before you and none like you shall arise after you.

Proverbs 3:21  My son, keep sound wisdom and discretion; let them not escape from your sight,

Ecclesiastes  4:9,12  Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. And though a man might prevail against one who is alone, two will withstand him. A threefold cord is not quickly broken.

Learn/Get Involved

 Learn to do good. Work for justice. Help the down-and-out.
Stand up for the homeless. Go to bat for the defenseless.   Isaiah 1:17
Not For Sale MA
Not For Sale creates tools that engage business, government, and grassroots in order to incubate and grow social enterprises to benefit enslaved and vulnerable communities.
Not For Sale believes that everyone has a skill to contribute that can free an individual living in bondage, and together we can stop human trafficking and end slavery in our lifetime.
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National website

Masachusetts IJM Advocacy Group

International Justice Mission is a human rights agency that secures justice for victims of slavery, sexual exploitation and other forms of violent oppression. IJM’s Justice Campaigns mobilizes people around the country in support of US policies that will lead to the abolition of global sex trafficking and modern-day slavery and the creation of public justice systems abroad that protect the poor.
websiteIJM justice campaigns

The National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) 
a national, toll-free hotline, available to answer calls from anywhere in the country, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year.
1-888-3737-888

 

 

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