“You who make mention of the Lord, do not keep silent, and give Him no rest till He establishes and till He makes Jerusalem a praise in the earth.” - Isaiah 62:6-7
"We're talking about being intercessors and standing in the gap." - Bret Mavrich, Director of Abolition
Exodus Cry, an international anti-trafficking organization, sent a group of 14 to South Africa this month to help with the World Cup. Led by Blaire Pilkington, their mission is simple: outreach, initiate awareness and prayer.
From June 11th to July 11th, the World Cup will be the world's main attraction, but something just as big is the hidden sex trade of South Africa which, in recent times (because of the World Cup), has been more of a problem in than ever before.
Bret Mavrich, Exodus Cry Director of Abolition, paraphrases Jesus by saying, "Jesus said should I have My way, I would change the heart of human traffickers, I would change the heart of sex buyers, I would change the hearts of prostituted women, and I would see them all come into the kingdom of heaven and be restored fully and be resurrected on the last day," Mavrich said. "It's the eternal perspective that only Jesus can bring."
In the clip below Blaire Pilkington, Exodus Cry Director of Philanthropy, delivers an update after their arrival to Cape Town. The group will remain there until June 30th.