HUMAN TRAFFICKING

RESOURCES FOR THE FIGHT AGAINST HUMAN TRAFFICKING

At County Line Church we know prayer is important; consequently, we ask you commit to doing a 30 day prayer devotional on human trafficking. This devotional is a powerful tool in understanding sex trafficking, praying for key topics in fighting human trafficking and gaining new insight on the importance of prayer in this battle. You can also become a prayer partner with International Justice Mission (IJM) by clicking here.

Join our Facebook Group

Human trafficking is the most horrific crime inflicted on vulnerable men, women, and children in society. At County Line Church, we are passionate about fighting against human trafficking. We have created a County Line Anti Trafficking Facebook Group to connect County Liners looking for avenues to help to help in this fight here and around the world. If you are interest in joining this group, click here.

AWARENESS

One of the first steps in fighting human trafficking is to be aware of human trafficking around us. Below you will find links to videos that will help increase our awareness. These are also good resources that can be shared with others. Please take a time to watch each video.
How is Sex Trafficking defined? Below you will find information compiled by Shared Hope International to help understand human trafficking and be able to recognize the warning signs when a child is being targeted for trafficking or trafficked.

THEIR STORIES

For more stories from victims and family members directly impacted by human trafficking click here. We partner with IJM, particularly their fight against sex trafficking in the Dominican Republic.The Dominican Republic is a global vacation destination known for its sandy beaches and natural beauty—but it is also a hotspot for traffickers and sex tourists. To learn more about IJM's work in the Dominican Republic click here.

SUPPORTING MISSIONS

BLUE HEART CAMPAIGN

In April 2021, County Line Church gave the proceeds from its adjacent farmland to help fight human trafficking. We want to encourage farmers around Northeast Indiana to give a portion of their crop proceeds to do the same and also place Blue Heart Campaign signs in their fields to help bring awareness. To learn more, click here.

IJM

International Justice Mission (IJM) is an international organization that fights against human trafficking and slavery. We support IJM's efforts in the Dominican Republic, where they help the local authorities by rescuing victims, bringing criminals to justice, restoring survivors, and strengthening the justice system. County Line began this partnership in 2021 after sending part of the 2020 Joy to the World Offering to IJM. To learn more, click here.

SHARED HOPE
INTERNATIONAL

Shared Hope leads a worldwide effort to eradicate sex trafficking. They do this through prevention (through advocacy), restoration (through programs and partners), and bringing justice (where they focus on changing laws in the US that protects children trapped in sex trafficking). At County Line, we partnered with Shared Hope International in 2021. To learn more, click here.

SUPPORTING MISSIONS

BLUE HEART CAMPAIGN

In April 2021, County Line Church gave the proceeds from its adjacent farmland to help fight human trafficking. We want to encourage farmers around Northeast Indiana to give a portion of their crop proceeds to do the same and also place Blue Heart Campaign signs in their fields to help bring awareness. To learn more, click here.

IJM

International Justice Mission (IJM) is an international organization that fights against human trafficking and slavery. We support IJM's efforts in the Dominican Republic, where they help the local authorities by rescuing victims, bringing criminals to justice, restoring survivors, and strengthening the justice system. County Line began this partnership in 2021 after sending part of the 2020 Joy to the World Offering to IJM. To learn more, click here.

SHARED HOPE INTERNATIONAL

Shared Hope leads a worldwide effort to eradicate sex trafficking. They do this through prevention (through advocacy), restoration (through programs and partners), and bringing justice (where they focus on changing laws in the US that protects children trapped in sex trafficking). At County Line, we partnered with Shared Hope International in 2021. To learn more, click here.

PREVENTION & ACTION

Below are links to articles and websites with actions and steps that you can take to get involved in preventing human trafficking.
We also suggest the following books to read, each are available in the church library: Renting Lacy, Girls Like Us, The Locust Effect, Good News about Injustice and Just Courage.