As this group study comes to an end, this last session is designed to help you to identify and take your next step.
Successful anti-trafficking initiatives require all five areas of C.A.R.E.S.— Coalition, Awareness, Rescue, Education, and Service—to work together in synchronicity. Taking that next step, as a leader is critical in building teams to combat this issue as no one person or organization can do it alone.
“Defend the weak and the fatherless; uphold the cause of the poor and the oppressed.
Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked.” (Psalms 82:3-4, NIV)
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” (Jeremiah 29:11, NIV)
“But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.” (1 Peter 2:9, NIV
WHO C.A.R.E.S.—YOU DO! Next Step
During each session you were encouraged to think through your gifts, talents, time, and other resources and how you can apply them in the war against human trafficking. To help you focus your fight, think about what upsets you most about human trafficking. Many times the very things you loathe, you are called to correct. Now that you have completed Step 1 of the C.A.R.E.S. Small Group which of the following appeal to you? Check all that apply and turn in this session to your small group leader.
_____Identifying agencies, programs and ministries in my area that offers assistance to victims of human trafficking.
_____Collaborating with other groups and agencies for stronger support in the battle against human trafficking.
_____Leading a committee, small group, fundraiser, or public awareness campaign.
_____Doing research on the issue of human trafficking and its impact on your city and state.
_____Engaging with other people who have a passion to stop human trafficking and brainstorming ways to work together.
_____Communicating with individuals, groups, and agencies to increase your own awareness as well as the awareness of others.
_____Report suspicious behavior, people, places, or events with possible ties to sexual exploitation and human trafficking to law enforcement.
_____Support and participate in local, state, national, and international enforcement agencies in the war against human trafficking.
_____Train to address specific areas of the problem as well as teach and train others on how to rescue individuals victimized by human trafficking.
_____Prevent the exploitation of children and young adults by educating them about the dangers and possible warning signs of human traffickers. _____Develop different kinds of educational materials for specific opportunities to educate others about the problem of human trafficking.
_____Empower others to apply their unique gifts, skills, knowledge and opportunities to overcome this issue.
_____Restore the lives of individuals who have suffered the terrible impact of human trafficking on themselves and their families.
_____Transform facilities, classrooms, and transitional homes into welcoming places of healing and new beginnings.
_____Renew the lives of those in desperate need of physical, emotional, and spiritual healing because of the wounds suffered at the hands of traffickers.
Congratulations! You are now ready to take that next step!