Many people believe that the worst bout of slavery occurred during the African Slave Trade, but in fact slavery is worse now in the twenty first century that it has ever been. Today there are approximately thirty-six million men, women, and children who are involved in forced labor and sex trafficking. This industry is one that is booming in profit, accruing over 37 billion dollars in revenue, but at the expense of other people’s livelihood.
Passion is a word that means any powerful or compelling motion, but it is empty unless there is an action. At Ole Miss, a group of people have decided to take a step of action and a step of faith. Run to Rescue is a 5K that will be held on April 7, 2015 to raise money and awareness about human trafficking in the world. Proceeds to this race will be sent to the International Justice Mission (IJM), which is a human rights agency that speaks out against human slavery and sexual exploitation. Not only are we raising awareness of human trafficking, but we also aim to live out our faith in accordance with God’s word: fighting for the weak and speaking for the silent
We would gladly accept your support on the issue either monetarily or most importantly through prayer. If your church or organization has any upcoming events in which we could present the mission and heart of Run to Rescue, we would be more than wiling to come and share more information with you, and with the congregation or members. All of the donations will be sent to IJM to help fund a slavery rescue mission. Thank you again for your time, and we hope that you can pray that this will not only be a race to support a cause, but an event that can cause a movement of Christ throughout our college campus and the community.
Ole Miss Run to Rescue Staff