The United States FBI arrested 159 child traffickers in a three-day sting operation last month. 105 kids were rescued. Bill Blacquiere, President of Bethany Christian Services, says this is a wake-up call. “These arrests by the FBI I think have brought to people’s attention that child trafficking goes on here in the United States.” Bethany has a trauma and torture counseling center “to help children who have been victims of trafficking, and we refer to them as survivors.” They also sponsor kids at risk overseas. “Children can stay with their families and stay in school. Without that, parents sometimes are talked to about releasing their child for what the trafficker would say is to give them job training.” The Gospel message is Bethany’s driving force. “We demonstrate the love and compassion of Jesus Christ by providing them families, counseling, and showing them what it really means to be loved and cared for.”
If your church is not involved, maybe it is not a church but a place to hang out, sing and murmur and gossip, not a place to worship and work for God. I go and listen to sermons and there is nothing about the news and no call to commitment. There is a war going on but what you find is fun and fellowship (not with persecuted saints or those who give their lives for the Gospel).
Try. Listen, take notes and find out what you are expected to do. If the answer is fellowship and giving money, you are in the wrong place.