Gary Haugen, president and CEO of International Justice Mission (IJM) works to end slavery around the world. In his speech at The Justice Conference, Haugen explained the process it takes for IJM to get law enforcement to act in ending slavery locations, the legal processes in countries that take lots of time, and the after-care that is required. It takes perseverance and long-suffering to get action done.
What will probably never be made a movie about is the love and monotony each of these cases required.
“When you make law enforcement actually work there are results.” When the bad guys start getting thrown into jail, they often stop harming the kids.
“These individual stories show the importance of a love that does not go away.”
As God opens the door of justice for his people to enter, in this new era for the church, how can we prepare ourselves and faith community for a love that does not go away?
“If we are to have any hope of seizing the opportunity for this era of justice, we must not only recover justice, we must recover prayer.”