"As for man, his days are like grass; as a flower of the field, so he flourishes.
When the wind has passed over it, it is no more, and its place acknowledges it no longer.
But the lovingkindness of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear Him..."
~Psalm 103:15-17a

Slavery - Today.

Believe it or not, the horrors of the slave trade are still in force today.  While it is more hidden than in times past when it was more socially acceptable to own a slave, there is evidence that there may be more slaves now than there were during the time of the Trans-Atlantic slave trade.  From children forced to serve in the military, to men who must labor long hours for no pay, to women - and even children - subjected night after night to do service to men who pay the women's owners for the 'privilege.'  Yes, there is plenty of slavery around the world.

And in our own backyard.

An estimated 14,500 people are enslaved in America - the so-called "Land of the Free and Home of the Brave."  How can we really be free if there are slaves in our cities and towns?  How can we be called brave if we have not the courage to stand up and insist on freedom for all?

Are you free today?  Do you have the freedom to leave your job?  Do you have the freedom to choose when to get up, when to go to bed and what to do in your free time?  Are you free from the fear and abuse that comes from slavery?  If so, are you brave?  Are you courageously standing up against the despicable evil that is slavery?

Maybe you don't know where to start, or you feel helpless in the face of this global problem.  Be encouraged.  You have already taken the first step by informing yourself in reading this.  Now it's up to you.  Do what you can to learn more and to find out ways that individuals like you are making a difference!  I have put together a website which includes some summary information from the research I have done and also lists various websites of organizations working to end slavery and help those rescued from slavery.  Do some research and find out for yourself.  But whatever you choose to do, please, do not leave this page and go about your life forgetting the people who have been made in God's image and who are even now subjected to the horrors of slavery.