Today is Human Trafficking Awareness Day.
This is really happening. To 30 million people. It is a huge issue and deserves our increased awareness and prayers at the very least. It is a global problem and a local problem and it touches us in ways we aren't even aware of.
There are many groups and organizations working hard to combat the problem, such as Not For Sale (www.notforsalecampaign.org) with efforts around the world. At the very local level you can find many groups, such as FREE (www.freefromht.org). Other folks are opening restoration homes for rescued victims (www.northstarinitiative.org). These are just some of the people involved at the front lines of this battle.
What is Human Trafficking? Here is an excellent overview: http://notforsalecampaign.org/human-trafficking
This is really happening!