Annually human trafficking is a $32,000,000,000 industry worldwide. 100,000 children in the United States are trafficked every year at the average age of 12. This issue impacts our community greatly and many people and organizations work with trafficked victims every day, often underground.
Captain Monica Seiler of the Murfreesboro Salvation Army says, "The Salvation Army is one among many who stand to end human trafficking in our community. The mission of our efforts is to meet human trafficking survivors where they are and to offer hope, help and healing to support their journey to freedom and restoration."
A day is set aside annually in September as the Day of Prayer for Victims of Human Trafficking and provides an important focal point for prayer to support those caught up in trafficking and those working among the victims. This year the Salvation Army will be hosting a community-wide prayer service on Thursday, September 24th at 5:30pm in their chapel at 1137 W. Main Street in Murfreesboro and will unite other churches, organizations, law enforcement, politicians and individuals who work fearlessly to combat this issue in our community.
The Salvation Army is asking supporters to join them to offer focused prayer for the ministry to trafficked people in our community and to call on God to uplift the victims and change the hearts of those who gain financially from this modern-day slavery.