Freedom Friday: Caring for Widows

Continuing these Freedom Friday posts, as a way to share more about IJM with my own friends & family (who may not venture over to IJM.org on their own), I wanted to highlight one of our other casework types. Most people know IJM for our fight against bonded labor (modern slavery) and child sex trafficking. But in Uganda, we battle another form of violent oppression against the poor. We fight for widows & their children.

Straight out of Scripture: “Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress…” James 1:27

These beautiful videos can do a better job at introducing you to the topic than I could ever hope to. So please take a few minutes to watch them…

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Freedom Friday: A brother who refused to give up hope

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Photo: IJM.org

For a while now, I’ve been wanting to share more about IJM & our work, but haven’t been sure how to do it. For very understandable reasons, we have tight security issues, etc. So inspired by my former colleague, Jenny, I’ve decided to start up Freedom Friday, where I’ll share a story from IJM that you could probably find on our site somewhere, if you were in tune with the news stories there. This will be a great way to share more about IJM with my own friends & family, who may not venture over to IJM.org on their own.

This particular story really touched me. It is the story of a brother who refused to give up hope in finding his sister & bringing her back home. Please continue to pray for this family as they deal with life going forward and in getting Sundari counseling, etc. Continue reading