Soldier Trafficking

What It Entails:

      • Child soldiers are any child-boy or girl- under the age of eighteen years of age, who is part of a regular or irregular armed force or armed group in any capacity.

    Why It Matters

        • Children are harmed by the trauma of horrid methods used on them and the mind control that leads to heinous behavior.
        • As soldiers, children often witness or commit horrifying atrocities including rape, beheadings, amputations, and burning people alive. 
        • Those who are fortunate enough to survive their military experience are often left with severe mental health problems and lack basic survival skills, as the armies provide food and shelter.

    What God Says:

        • Isaiah 41:10- Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
        • 1 Peter 5:7– Cast all your worries on him, because he cares for you.

    Take Action:

        • Pray

    Relevant Organizations:

        • INfire– From Injustice to Redemption- We stand in the line of fire for children caught in areas of violence, human trafficking, and slavery.
        • Humanium– is a non-government organization dedicated to stopping violations of children’s rights throughout the world.
        • UNICEF– works in over 190 countries and territories to save children’s lives, to defend their rights, and to help them fulfil their potential, from early childhood through adolescence. And we never give up.

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    “Jesus said, ‘Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” Matthew 19:14