Despite international prohibitions, slavery is very much alive
today. Free for Life International estimates that 27 million people
this year are being sold into slavery for labor or for
for Life International primarily rescues women and children who
are being trafficked, and it provides food, shelter and
clothing, as well as training for a trade and an introduction
Spokesperson Colette Bercu tells the story of "Dede," a
girl who was rescued and went through the program.
"She came to accept Christ," Bercu
recalls. "She went back to her village (in Burma), and we sponsored
her to be able to teach a sewing class because she learned sewing
as a trade at the shelter. She taught 30 girls how to sew, and she
led 25 of those girls to Christ."
That is just one of many successful rescue stories in
which an individual converted to Christianity and
found Jesus to be her one true hope.
Bercu tells OneNewsNow that Free for Life International
operates on donations, and it only costs about $300 to
rescue a girl.
"You can be the hands and feet of Christ with them for six
months, a year, two years, so that they can experience what Christ
is really like in a person's life," she says. "And I'm telling you,
these kids end up being unbelievable evangelists."
But Bercu laments that trafficking has reached and continues at