Over 30 million people are enslaved today worldwide, more than at any time in human history. We must fight for an end to modern-day slavery.
International Teams is committed to seeing lives and communities transformed by the power of God. Our ministries focus on the poor and oppressed in eight priority areas including Refugees, Muslims, Trafficked and Enslaved, Urban, Disadvantaged Communities, Children at Risk, Youth, Ethnic and Unreached. Our End Slavery ministries seek to Loose the Chains of Injustice (Isaiah 58:6). We are growing ministries across the globe addressing a broad spectrum of needs to end slavery from prevention to support and restoration of those enslaved. There are an estimated 30 million slaves in the world today–more than at any time in human history. An estimated 800,000 people are trafficked across international borders each year. Approximately 50% of all victims are children.
Click here to download our latest flyer on our End Slavery Ministries.
How can you help?
Do you have a heart for women in the sex industry? Would you like to learn how to build relationships that demonstrate God’s love?
StreetLight is a community of Christians who offer friendship and support to women working in Sydney’s brothels. We are offering training to anyone who would like to join us on outreach, assist the ministry in other ways, pray for us, or even if you just want to know more about this issue.
“I’m so lonely sometimes, none of my friends know about what I do, and I can’t trust anyone where I work”
StreetLight Training Day
Saturday 1 April
Parramatta Baptist Church
84-94 Kleins Rd, Northmead
RSVP: iteams.org.au/endslavery or click here to register
What are we doing about it?
Outreach and awareness – Sydney, Australia
End Slavery Australia seeks to educate the community on the issues, how to recognise and respond to them, and engage churches in action and awareness. We offer workshops and other educational events in churches and to small groups in the community, and have been growing an active prayer network to support the work of End Slavery ministries in Australia and globally.
In 2012, a new outreach ministry was birthed out of the End Slavery Australia team called StreetLight. StreetLight seeks to visit and care for women working in Sydney’s sex industry. Teams provide a contact point where women can seek care, support, prayer and resources, including help exiting the sex industry if they desire to do so. These teams are growing, with greater scope across multiple suburbs of Sydney, and they have a vision to establish a drop in centre to better support women. The teams also desire to instigate and provide resource sharing and training for teams doing brothel outreach across Australia, and hope to establish a network of these ministries in the coming year.
Click here to download an information sheet on Australia.
Nea Zoi (“New Life”) Team – Athens, Greece
Nea Zoi reaches out to women and men working in prostitution in Athens offering hope, assistance, support and alternatives, desiring to see men and women empowered by God for a new life. The aim of the team is to be as Christ to those we minister to and we achieve this by visiting them at their work place, offering in love a cup of tea or coffee, providing translated Christian literature presents at Christmas and Easter, offering a simple conversation, expressing respect and love.
Click Here to download an information sheet on Nea Zoi.
Download the latest Fotaki Newsletter to hear about what the team is currently up to.
Read a story from Annette Wilson who spent two years with Nea Zoi, and be encouraged by how God is moving.
Heart of Hope – Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Heart of Hope (previously The Shalom Center) was started in December 2007 to see ethnic Vietnamese children protected from exploitation, experience the love of Jesus, and learn a trade that will provide them a better future. Today the centre serves over 80 children from ages 5 to 17. They learn to read and write in Vietnamese and Khmer; study maths, social studies, health/ hygiene and science. They learn ways to protect themselves against sexual exploitation and also learn about Jesus and his love for them.
Click here to download an Information sheet on Cambodia and read more about our Cambodia ministries.
Join us today!
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