In the summer of 2016 Global Community Outreach, along with our partner ministries, sent a team to the Middle East with the mission of rescuing as many families as possible from slavery. Over $120,000 was raised through Kathy's House and Mariam's Fund to purchase the freedom of these Christian slaves. Our team was able to rescue over 4,000 men, women, and children who were bound in slavery among 12 different brick factories. Christian slaves all across this Middle Eastern country are forced to work in brick factories and live in fear of their owners. They work in extremely harsh, degrading, and dehumanizing conditions. Many are mutilated, molested, or even killed by their owners to strike fear into the hearts of other slaves. Prior to this trip, the local government had closed down several brick factories due to the excessive slave abuse, which was a great opportunity for our team to rescue a huge population of people from those closed down factories.
As you can imagine, the lives of these 4,000 + men, women and children are forever changed. The freedom is something nearly unimaginable for the majority of these families and transitioning them into a new life of freedom takes ongoing support. If this is a mission close to your heart, you can donate directly to the rehabilitation and care of these rescued slave families. Be sure to detail that your donation is for the rescued families!