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Posts from the ‘Pray for CEDAR’ Category

We Shall Not Give Up

Among our human trafficking work, rehabilitation is a long journey that requires persistent and devotion. Sex trafficked women often fall back into the industry after they quit the job for a short period of time due to a lack of vocational skills and family financial burden...

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Combating Sex Trafficking at One of the Worst Commercial Sex Hubs

Thailand is the hub of commercial sex in SE Asia, attracting locals, foreigners and expats to buy the companion of young women and children, of them many are sex trafficking victims. To effectively combat sex trafficking activities, more proactive and rigorous actions must be taken! CEDAR’s partner in Thailand, Nvader, has been working closely with local policemen to do that. And we recently received good news from them!

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Helping Human Trafficking Victims to Enter the Garden of Eden

God created the world in order, all creatures were made according to their kinds and God saw them as good. The Garden of Eden manifested God’s intention for His creations. “Eden” has the meaning of “delight or pleasure” in Hebrew. Yet, Adam and Eve sinned against God and were driven out of the Garden. Immediately after their fall, they experienced poverty and hardships, and fell into the cycle of sin. The value of people were degraded and some of them have even been put on a price and sold to others…This was not God’s intention...

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May God’s Kingdom Come and His Will be Done in South Sudan

When South Sudan’s civil war broke out in 2013, much of Equatoria – the country’s breadbasket in the south ­– was immune from the conflict. But that respite was short lived. As the government army began purging the region’s opponents last year, it has triggered the world’s fastest-growing refugee crisis, with the United Nations warning of a potential genocide. Uganda now is hosting nearly one million South Sudanese, most of whom have entered last year. This creates the largest human exodus in Africa since Rwanda's 1994 genocide. Members of Integral Alliances, including CEDAR, launched a disaster response in February to provide humanitarian aid to South Sudanese refugees in northern Uganda....

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Partnership in Drought Relief in Central India Helps Farmers

Extreme weather has caused frequent disasters around the globe. Central India is one of the areas heavily affected by the lack of precipitation, the farmers there are experiencing a painfully prolonged drought. In the Chitrakoot district where an alarmingly low level of rain has been recorded for 3 straight years. Men of the farming families were forced to look for other jobs in other regions, while the children and women were left behind with a depressive economy with seemingly no end to it....

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Northwestern Bangladesh Citizens Finding Ways to Combat Disasters

Disaster prevention in high risk areas is often, if not always, as important as emergency relief efforts. CEDAR’s partner, Lutheran Aid to Medicine in Bangladesh (LAMB), has been promoting social health and development in northwestern Bangladesh for the past 3 years. They strengthened the area’s disaster responses to mitigate damages together with local churches and resident networks...

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