Last Saturday I finally had the opportunity to see the film,
Nefarious: Merchant of Souls, which I posted about a few weeks ago. About a week after that, I wrote a little more about Exodus Cry, the organization that put Nefarious and the Incurable Fanatics tour together. I have such a respect for this ministry and they way they are fighting this war on human trafficking.
They are true modern day abolitionists...
Benjamin Nolot (writer, producer, and director) did a phenomenal job at providing viewers with the truth about the dehumanization and exploitation of women and children in the global sex trade. The footage was raw and the reality overwhelming. But what made this film different than other trafficking documentaries was how they brought the hope of Jesus and the Gospel and testimonies of how HE is changing lives. The timing couldn't have been more perfect. The bottom line is that slavery is hopeless without Christ. Only He can transform these horrific situations. All those who left the screening were challenged to go and DO something with that hope.
Raising awareness about human trafficking is crucial and it is something that I’ve purposed in my heart to do here, especially in this blog. I left that church in New Jersey last Saturday night and drove home asking God what I could do beyond the little I'm doing already. Honestly, I don’t know what that looks like just yet but for starters, I can at least encourage you all to check out Nefarious: Merchant of Souls. Their Incurable Fanatics tour is now over but the film is available on DVD. (100% of ALL proceeds will go directly toward combating the global crisis of sex slavery). I plan to purchase it as soon as I’m able and share with others.
Many people are ignorant to the atrocity of modern day slavery. They don't realize that it's right in our backyard here in America. By inviting friends and loved ones over to watch a film like this, we are not only raising awareness but showing them how they can pray specifically. Exodus Cry's foundation is prayer and that's what I appreciate the most about this whole project. As important as rescue efforts, raising awareness, fundraising, and rehabilitation are, we have to pray in order to see slavery abolished. We must.
If to be feelingly alive to the sufferings of my
fellow-creatures is to be a fanatic,
I am one of the most incurable fanatics
ever permitted to be at large.
- William Wilberforce