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“Twenty Seven Million”: Raising Awareness of Human Trafficking

Singer and worship leader Matt Redman and Christian rap and dance group LZ7 recently teamed up to write the song “Twenty Seven Million.” Have you heard of it? The song is in support of the A21 Campaign which helps raise awareness of the approximately 27 million people who are trapped in the world of human trafficking and sexual exploitation. We at PI feel this is an incredibly important issue to discuss and bring into our prayers.

A bit more about the A21 Campaign:

The A21 Campaign was born when the decision was made to raise our hand, and be that ‘someone.’ It was a decision of ordinary people who decided to take responsibility regarding the issue of human trafficking. So with little knowledge, and a lot of passion, in 2007 we set out to make a difference.

After extensive research, planning, fundraising, more research, relationship building, a lot of learning, and a great leap of faith, we opened our first shelter for victims of human trafficking at the end of 2008.

The shelter is located in Greece, a prime destination country in Europe. We are now able to provide trafficked victims with a safe, loving, and comforting environment, access to medical care and psychological assessment, vocational training, assistance in university education, life guidance and counseling, and access to legal assistance. We work closely with police, hospitals and government officials, and are seeing justice enjoyed by new rescued victims each month (The A21 Campaign).

Please watch this video to learn more about this issue and about how you can help!

Here is another video of Redman explaining the song and its purpose:

You can download the song on iTunes if you wish to support the A21 Campaign and its mission. We love that it’s only $1.29!

PI readers, will you share the videos and song with your friends? Can we all say a prayer for the victims of sexual abuse and human trafficking?

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8 Comments

  1. thespiritualwarrior7

    Posted by thespiritualwarrior7 on June 15, 2012 at 11:49

    Oh…my mom knows all about this human trafficking deal going on…there is a ‘rock’-u-mentary called Call and Response about it, and another program is Destiny Rescue, at destinyrescue.org.

  2. Project Inspired

    Posted by Sajohu on April 17, 2012 at 16:27

    A good website to check out to learn more about Human Trafficking is utli.org it is for an orgaanization called Unto The Least International. They perform rescue missions to those in Human Trafficking they aid these girls and women in recovery as well.

  3. Project Inspired

    Posted by dmcg5 on April 2, 2012 at 11:38

    I discovered this organization about two moths ago,and since then they have been in my prayers.

  4. Project Inspired

    Posted by lordslady108 on March 31, 2012 at 21:08

    This whole thing is so sad! I read this really eye-opening article at http://grantthemhope.webs.com/apps/blog/entries/show/9738167-horror-story about human trafficking and just about died! It’s pretty disturbing but the worst part is that it’s true! I’ve done some research on my own that’s supported it. I’m totally praying for people all over the world who are forced to go through this!

  5. kala12395

    Posted by kala12395 on March 30, 2012 at 15:36

    I’m so glad more attention is being brought to this issue! We talked about this in my global issues class at school a while ago. I’m glad to hear someone is doing something about it.(:

  6. YoucatMarie

    Posted by YoucatMarie on March 30, 2012 at 13:39

    Does anybody know if this song is avalible on AmazonMP3 (I have a professional DJ board and iTunes’ music has Digital Rights Management (aka DRM) on it, meaning that I can’t use it with the board)?

  7. sisterwhocares

    Posted by sisterwhocares on March 29, 2012 at 18:58

    I would love to work for that! I originally wanted to be a forensics scientist (I am still in high school) but I think that God is calling me to help others personally instead. Keep updates on this please!!!! I would love to do this when I am older!!!

  8. Paris

    Posted by Paris on March 29, 2012 at 18:23

    They will definitely be in my prayers. God is not pleased with the mistreatment of his creations.