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IN PRAISE AND THANKSGIVING

This season, many countries have already or will be observing a day of Thanksgiving.  Though this day is celebrated in different cultures around the world and in diverse ways, there exists a common spirit of gratitude.  Red Tent Living joins with Prayer Warriors, writer’s, readers, visitors and guests to lift our voices together in praise and honor to our Mighty God.

By His grace we have prayed and He has provided bountiful mercies to help in the fight to bring an end to human trafficking.

Red Tent Living is committed to participate in efforts made to end human trafficking.  As partners with the A21 Campaign and Dressember, we invite you to partake of the goodness of God and how He is moving through these ministries by accessing their websites.

Though the war still rages, Red Tent Living pauses to reflect upon God’s blessings and some of the progresses made globally over the past year.*

The number of non-government organizations (NGO’s) in existence is growing.  These organizations are implemental in the progresses made to care for the needs of victims.

Training programs are being implemented to help in rescue and recovery.  There are many helping in the fight:   advocates, law enforcement officers, judges, counselors, mental health care workers, doctors, nurses, rescuers, truckers and a myriad of others.

The United Nations (UN) adopted the Political Declaration – “a strong renewed commitment for action going forward and reaffirmation of the Global Action Plan.”

The UN appointed Survivor Advocates for victims of human trafficking.

A High Level Meeting on the Appraisal of the UN Global Action Plan to combat trafficking was held this year.  Various member states requested adoption of approaches for victim focused, survivor based, human rights based, gender specific and child sensitive assistance.  There were calls for justice and the need to improve prosecution and conviction of traffickers.

The GLO Act (Global Action to Prevent and Address Trafficking in Persons) –  is a 4 year plan (2015-2019) initiative by European Union in partnership with International Organization for Migration (IOM) and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).   Assistance to government authorities, civil society organizations, victims and smuggled migrants is expected to be delivered in up to 15 countries across Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and Latin America.

United Nations on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) held its 3rd trans regional workshop on preventing and combatting the smuggling of migrants by sea.  Focus:  Indian Ocean/South Asia region.

UNODC launched a global database of migrant smuggling cases.

UNODC assisted Thailand to criminalize possession of child sexual abuse materials.

Viet Nam enhanced legal framework to protect children from child exploitation.

Cambodia strengthened legal framework against child sex tourism.

SE Asia countries stepped up efforts to combat sexual crimes against children and upgraded criminal justice protections for children.

Brazil, Columbia and Nepal joined the UNODC global initiative against human trafficking and migrant smuggling.

Some governments have made progress to improve anti-trafficking response for male victims.

These are global advancements made in the fight against human trafficking over the past year.  There are more, many more on many levels.

Red Tent Prayer Warriors, we are thankful for your presence with us in prayers and petitions on behalf of those suffering the atrocities and evils of human trafficking.  God has blessed our hurting world with His gracious mercy. With one voice we lift our praise:

Loving and Mighty God.  We stand in awe of your mercy and humbly come with hearts full of praise and thanksgiving.  Thank you Father for your Holy presence with us and for your son, our Savior, Jesus Christ.  We love you Lord.  We lift our praises to you Father for your faithfulness and answers to prayers for those suffering the evils of human trafficking.  For all your blessings we see and recognize God, we thank you.  And for the endless blessings we do not see, we praise you. We especially thank you for touching hearts with your call to become advocates and warriors to bring your Kingdom love to our hurting world.  For your spirit of Love and Power, we thank you.  Sovereign God, we lift our eyes, our hearts and our hands in honor and reverence of your Holiness.  We bless your name.  In Jesus name we pray.

“Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen” (1 Timothy 1:17)

“Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise.  Give thanks to Him, bless His name.”  Psalm 100:4

*Information gathered from:

UN.org – High Level Meeting of the Appraisal of the Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons http://www.un.org/pga/72/event…/global-plan-of-action-to-combat-trafficking-in-persons/

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) https://www.unodc.org/

Trafficking in Persons Report June 2017 https://www.state.gov/j/tip/rls/tiprpt/2017/

A-21 Prayer Guide (downloadable resource)