Someone told me there are now over 200 anti-trafficking organizations in the USA alone, then quickly added, “and most of those are awareness raising only”. In the midst of the explosion of anti-human trafficking organizations, how do we distinguish the dreamers from the doers, the good from the good intentions?
Don’s Blog this week is being (politely) hijacked. After being a short-term volunteer with AIM the past 5+ years (7 trips) and being here in Cambodia these past few weeks, I wanted to briefly share some thoughts.
In recent years I have had the privilege of serving, both in the USA and abroad, with numerous agencies fighting against modern day slavery. While each organization has its strengths, I am an enthusiastic cheerleader for Agape International Mission.
“Jesus moved into the neighborhood” is how a friend described AIM’s involvement in Svay Pak. AIM’s work in restoration of the sex trafficked and in community and national transformation (education, health care, training, children’s programs, evangelism discipleship and more), is bringing the light and love of Jesus into unimaginable dark places of lust, greed, abuse, torture, poverty and slavery. AIM is providing practical assistance as well as God’s message of hope to many, many despairing people. AIM IS making a difference.
I recently wrote about AIM to some friends, “This is a front-lines, genuine, “doing-it” ministry, where the leadership doesn’t limit God, is humble, God-dependent, and every penny is wisely spent.” This brief statement coveys my observations and sentiments – AIM is a quality, God-honoring organization. (Dr. Becca Johnson, 12/14/11)