Goals for Ministry to the Trafficked Among Us
President Donald Trump designated January 2018 as “National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month.” The mainstream media didn’t say much about this, but independent Internet news sources talked about it a lot. There are humanitarian groups and many individuals who are waking up to see that those promoting and benefitting from human trafficking and pedophilia are actually Satanists, many of whom are in prominent positions in this nation and the world. As a result of these efforts some of the trafficking is being stopped and children rescued. However what we are seeing so far as related to rescues is just a drop in the bucket. It was reported recently that the magnitude of the human trafficking crisis is even greater than that of the drug trafficking crisis!
When these abused people are rescued they are deeply wounded and often financially needy. Who is going to minister to all these people? They often have no money. They have experienced the worst abuse possible—even beyond what one could imagine. Their families were most likely abusers so there is no help there. Who will care for all these people? It has to be the people of God. This is a call to true Christians everywhere to be willing to invest time, money and resources to help these people. Some of you will realize you are called by God to minister in the gifts of counseling and deliverance. Others can be support persons to give encouragement, love and financial help.
I need to add here that human trafficking has been going on for generations. There are people in our churches, our workplaces and neighborhoods who were trafficked as children. They may not remember what happened because they were able to split away from the memories by means of dissociation, but their lives are adversely affected by it. They may suffer from depression and other problems that prompt them to seek out a mental health professional. Most likely they are diagnosed with depression, borderline personality disorder, bipolar or some such label and given medication. What they really need is a loving Christian who will pray with them on a regular basis and invite the presence of Jesus to minister to them. The only credentials needed for this ministry are a relationship with God and the call of God to the abuse ministry.
The following is a list of goals that need to be accomplished when helping someone through an abuse memory. There is no formula for ministry that works with everyone because every person is unique. By having certain goals to guide in ministry, they can be applied in different ways according to the needs of the individual person.
- The abuse must be remembered.
- The emotions resulting from the abuse must be released If possible. (Some people’s emotions are so repressed they cannot express them at the time of the memory. The Lord helps them with this at some other time.)
- If necessary, the demons attached to the memory must be cast out.
- The lies believed because of the abuse must be exposed and replaced with truth.
- The person must be comforted and reassured.
- The person needs to choose to forgive the perpetrators and trust God to change his/her feelings towards them.
- In some cases other aspects of the abuse may need to be resolved i.e. vows renounced, curses broken, magic surgery devices removed, etc.
- Dissociated parts need to be comforted, led to safety and/or merged.
- The presence of Jesus should be invited to minister to the person.
These are goals that should be accomplished for a memory to be thoroughly resolved. Remember, these are goals rather than a formula so things may not always progress in this order. As you can see, these are basically biblical principles put into action. Any Christian who has a relationship with Jesus Christ and has received his call into this ministry can be successful in setting the captives free. It takes time, love and commitment but the rewards are immense. There is no greater joy than partnering with Jesus and witnessing the transformation of people as they are lifted up out of a life of hell and misery into freedom and peace in Jesus Christ.