A trial has just taken place on December 17 2009 in Cambodia to prosecute a man we believe to have trafficked many girls in the town of Svay Pak, Cambodia.. Below is a video still-shot of four of the girls from this case (credit: IJMInstitute, on Flickr), taken by International Justice Mission investigator when collecting evidence before the rescue operation. Two of these girls are testifying against their trafficker in court today, including the very youngest girl pictured here (bottom middle).
If you can, take a moment to leave a prayer for these 4 girls and the staff in Cambodia.
Please pray, now, throughout the night, and the days ahead as this trial moves forward:
Pray for two of the trafficking victims – one aged 16 and one age 9 – who will be testifying against this man, in person, in this small Cambodia court room. Pray that God would give them extraordinary courage and would use this in their continued healing process.
Pray that no corruption would enter this trial procedure. Pray there would be no delays.
Pray for the man being prosecuted for trafficking crimes – that truth and justice would reign over his life.
Pray that this man would never abuse or exploit another human being again, and that this case would send a strong message to traffickers throughout Cambodia, SE Asia, and the globe.
In this particular time of year, just before Christmas, quoting Mary’s song for you (Lk 1:46-53):
‘My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Saviour, for he has been mindful of the humble state of his servant. From now on all generations will call me blessed, for the Mighty One has done great things for me— holy is his name. His mercy extends to those who fear him, from generation to generation. He has performed mighty deeds with his arm; he has scattered those who are proud in their inmost thoughts. He has brought down rulers from their thrones but has lifted up the humble. He has filled the hungry with good things but has sent the rich away empty.”
Please remember in these days: “He has scattered those who are proud in their inmost thoughts. He has brought down rulers from their thrones but has lifted up the humble.” – This is our God – may He be with you all and bring comfort to these 4 little girls! How my heart longs to embrace them!!!!