Amongst the long ministry days of dealing with and helping refugees and getting aid to Ukraine, ministty at home continues. This afternoon Kathy and I took a couple of hours away from dealing with the war to go and talk to children about human trafficking and the early warning signs of how to spot a potential trafficker.
We spoke to nine children aged 10 to 17 on trafficking. The kids were very open and interested. Sadly, overall they were aware of the dangers as some of them have experience with trafficking in one form or another.
Their favourite part of the time together was role-playing. The got to see Kathy and I acting out the scenario of Kathy being potentially trafficked by her boyfriend (played by me). The kids were amazing and spotted that I used emotional blackmail, didn’t give concrete information on where we would go or what we would do etc. We talked about what to look out for when looking for work and what is and isn’t realistic when it comes to work.
We look forward to working with these kids on a weekly basis over the coming months. Please pray for them and for our colleagues in the Set Free Movement around the world as we fight this evil