Teshuah Tea~ Rescuing Girls!

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The stark truth is that the sex trade industry is not always voluntary.

All over the world, children are being forced into sexual slavery. Many are targeted who are from broken homes, or living on the streets. Sadly, some children are sold by their own parents who should vow to love and protect them.

What can you do to help rescue children, even from one corner of the world at a time? Drink tea! yes, I said it.. Teshuah Tea is devoted to rescuing young woman from the forced sex trade. Every time you purchase tea or hand-made gifts, you are helping!

Please take the time to watch the interview that can be found on their website,under the our mission tab. Grab a tissue, and prepare your heart before doing so.. it was difficult to watch. Yet the bitter-sweet of it all, is that lives are being changed, and awareness is being raised. Darkness is dispersed when anyone shines the Light.. we can make a difference in the world! A mountain can be moved if we all grab a rock hammer.

Please visit Teshuah Tea   and share their passion with friends and family.

Thank you.

 

Set Them Free- Modern Day Slavery

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We Must Be Their Voice

  I am not one who lends an ear to conspiracy theory’s, I make an effort to check facts. The truth of the matter is, all around the world people are being sold into slavery.. This is more than my heart and mind can wrap around..

Here in America where humanitarian laws are strict, people of all ages and races are being sold for sex trafficking and free labor.. the numbers are to great for agents to handle. [1] In Missouri, an alarming number of woman and children are missing. One  man sent out an alert, when he witnessed black vans scoping out public shopping centers. [2] Possibly this is related to the number of businesses involved in trafficking.

Recently I heard from Senator Richard.H. Black, about the open slave auctions in Libya..[3] At least two times a week they hold an open auction, where African-Americans are sold to the highest bidder.. In the Middle East young children are being sold to grown men, and it not because their wives are barren,these children are used for perversion.. I wish this was just another conspiracy theory I could ignore.. That I would not have to face this reality, because it is all so evil. [4]

We must lift our voices, and cry out for those who can not speak for themselves.. They are waiting to be rescued from their captors..Waiting to be united with their family members who like themselves, were taken. For many the thought of enduring life as they know it, ends in suicide. Woman commit suicide rather than live out the horror that awaits them, knowing they are to be used as concubine. Children are subjected to unspeakable acts, that darken their soul. Years of therapy are needed after they are rescued from the grips of their captors.

These atrocity’s are rarely spoken of on your nightly news, and often the rest of the world turns a blind eye to the subject.. The ones who speak out know first hand that slavery never ended. They are the small portion who were rescued from the sex trade, or subject to forced labor. Every day there are people being transported and sold into some form of slavery. Their captors use force and threaten to kill their family, if they try to escape. Christian woman and children are being publicly gang raped, tortured, and killed as message of power.

What can we do? If you are a believer, join other Christians around the world who are praying.. Telling others, and requesting intercessory prayer is helpful. A group called Exodus Cry , is one of many who are reaching out. [5]

The U.N. budget for peacekeeping effort reaches billions each year. You can be a voice for others by contacting the U.N. and pleading their cause. [6] U.N. Peacekeeping Effort.

Learn of events taking place in your community, contact your local senators if you believe trafficking may be an issue in your state.

We may not have the power to be a modern-day Moses, yet our effort as individuals can be multiplied ten fold. Please consider being a voice for those who can not raise theirs..

Thank you for reading, and caring  🙂

 

Sources:

[1] Missing in MO

[2] MO Trafficking

[3] Libya Migrant Auctions

[4] Saudi Child Trafficking

[5] Exodus Cry

[6] Contact U.N. Peacekeepers

 

 

 

Global Human trafficking

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Would you help Andy by donating one dollar to the Andy Fund? For less than a coffee at your local cafe.. you could help Andy pack his bags and be on his way to a brighter future !

It may be hard to believe that human trafficking takes place every day around the globe..  Men, woman, and children are sold as property to perform the desires of the buyer.. Often times it is to pay off debts, or by being trapped into a scheme offering a great opportunity. Although we must speak out against this horrific act no matter where we live, I will be addressing the issue of Uganda.

1464510137993I have known Andy since he was 14 years old. Our friendship has been one of trying and failing.. but we  keep pushing on. The lack of jobs in Uganda for young adults effects both sides of the fence,uneducated laborers like Andy, and those with a degree. A high number of college graduates are working in UAE as maids, and common laborers.

The lack of job opportunities has caused Saudi Arabia to become a way out for young workers, especially woman who are enticed to become maids. Uganda signed an agreement with Saudi Arabia in 2015 to send Ugandans to the Middle East in an effort to counter the high unemployment rates. However, this was rescinded after reports of women being abused during their stay. This caused a ban on hiring Ugandans in 2016 by Wilson Muruli Mukasa, Minister of Gender, Labour and Social Development. Men and woman out of desperation still continue to sign themselves over to recruiters to be placed into a job of their dreams.. There are a number of agency’s who are registered with the government who place them with legitimate jobs, but many fall prey to shady practices.

The TIP has stated that Saudi Arabia is a destination country for Ugandan trafficking victims. For this reason, Uganda signed the agreement with Saudi Arabia to minimize the many Ugandans trafficked there. However the government did not enforce a stronger effort to monitor the recruitment agency’s. The government does not have the resources to screen all the advertisements promising a great job for a fee.. There have been countless reports of abuse, as well as workers not receiving any pay. Despite these reports there has been little prosecution of those exploiting and trafficking persons. As a warning, agency’s have been known to outsource to Oman once you reach UAE, leaving you forced to pay off your travel and housing debt. Many in Oman purchase a maid from Uganda through recruiters, and your treatment depends upon the employer. Some employers to avoid being caught, do not allow employees to use the internet,cell phones, or have contact with family members. There have been reports of maids being subject to their employer, working long hours and suffering sexual abuse. If a Ugandan can manage to contact someone and tell their plight,there is a chance of returning home. Many woman are still waiting to be rescued from their dream job. Because of efforts from the Ugandan government and other humanitarian agency’s, there has been a decline in the number of TIP’s from Uganda.

The need for laborers in the UAE  has led the government to allow Ugandans to be outsourced through contracts, lifting the previous ban. If you are in desperate need of work, you must ask the recruitment agency for their registration number, and search their reputation. There are good people just running a business like anyone else, trying to make a living, but also those waiting to take advantage of the desperate. You must ask yourself, if you would be better off paying someone to make your life miserable, or staying where you are and hope to afford a registered employment recruiter.

I am trying to raise funds to send Andy to a registered recruiter, so if you have one dollar to spare.. we would truly appreciate it. This will be a way out of poverty for Andy who can be hired as a laborer in Dubai. He would like to join his friends who have contracted with Dubai, and have sent back good reports of their employment there.

Please share this need with your friends!  Thank you so much 🙂

Mary @ Pennies For Dreams