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Children for Sale

Youth Specialties
July 8th, 2008

At the 2002 National Youth Workers Convention Gary Haugen from International Justice Mission introduced many of us to the horrors of child trafficking. We sat in stunned silence the challenge was issued, “What will you do?So here we are 6 years later. Child trafficking, the slave trade, and a multitude of other forms of human exploitation are coming to the forefront of American media. Today there was a story on Good Morning America entitled, “How to Buy a Child in 10 Hours.” And what is the response of the church? Where are the multitudes living out the words of Isaiah?

Learn to do right! Seek justice, encourage the oppressed. Defend the cause of the fatherless, plead the case of the widow. Isaiah 1:17

Many of us sat in awe of Zach Hunter when he spoke at NYWC last fall. Unfortunately, I think many people walked away saying, “look what he is doing at his age” as opposed to what Zach is actually trying to do. Discussion: What place does social justice play in your youth group?

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