And just like that, the busy-ness of the Christmas season (hi, shopping & building gingerbread houses) and a sick child turn this “daily gift” into a “mostly daily gift”.
IJM seeks to make public justice systems work for victims of abuse and oppression who urgently need the protection of the law.
International Justice Mission is the real deal. I’ve had the opportunity to hear the founder, Gary Haugen, speak on a few occasions. The work they are doing is real and so needed: There are currently between 21-30 MILLION slaves. Even if you don’t donate a penny, take a moment to read just one of their many rescue stories: IJM Helps Rescue 35 Girls Enslaved in a Thread Making Factory.
They’re focus is to provide: Victim Relief (immediate relief for the victim), Perpetrator Accountability (through local jurisdiction systems), Survivor Aftercare (help victims rebuild their lives) & Structural Transformation (working with local judicial system to protect future abuse.