For about $90, a person is bought and sold and traded and exported. That's what some people pay to watch cable each month. Or to attend an NFL game. Or to enjoy dinner out.
Slavery is known to exist in 161 countries, including the United States. This is a global problem. Not a hidden problem and not a third world problem.
Roughly 80% of slaves are women. They are raped, sexually exploited, and abused for profit.
And the lives of these 27 million people who are robbed of dignity and freedom? The slave industry profits $32 billion by using and abusing innocence.
So now that we know this, what do we do?
Begin by visiting EndItMovement.com. Discover the facts about slavery. Learn how to take intentional action. Join the movement.
There is power in knowing. Knowledge can produce a loud voice that compels action. And, there is also accountability in knowing. Once you know about abuse you cannot ignore it with a clean conscience.
To help end slavery, you don't need to give money - but you do need to give your voice. Follow End It Movement on Twitter at #enditmovement or on Facebook by clicking here.
Also, to view a short clip produced by CNN and the launch of the End It Movement at the Passion 2013 Conference, click here.
Alone we can do small things. Together we are a force for good.
During our final worship session, all 60,000 of us held an image of a slave that has been rescued and is now receiving the love and help they need to live restored lives. Each face we held represented a victory in delivering a soul from the darkness of man into the glorious freedom and love of God.
Watch this and listen to the words. You can't help but throw your hands open in surrender to God: what petty things in life do we hold on to that pale in comparison to the battle God has already won on our behalf?
End It Movement (dot com).
I'm in it to end it - are you?