"Then children were brought to him that he might lay his hands on them and pray. The disciples rebuked the people, but Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven." (Matthew 19:13-14)
What must Jesus think of child labor?
Did you know that one in six children under the age of 14 is involved in child labor in developing countries. In the least developed countries nearly 30% of all children are engaged in child labor!
One statistic that I find especially sickening is that 126 million children around the world work in hazardous conditions and endure beatings and sexual violence by their employers. Every year 1.2 million children are trafficked in agriculture, mining, factories, armed conflict and commercial sex work!
Enough is enough! It is time for God's children to take a stand!
What can we do? PRAY! Pray Hard, support those ministries that reach out to rescue these children and if you can do so, go yourself!
One such ministry is Compassion International! Would you consider sponsoring a child today? For $38 you can provide needed assistance to children in the hardest hit areas. Your sponsored child will have hope and help throughout their childhood!
I do not give these stats to just touch your heart. I believe in Compassion. Sarah and I have sponsored a young girl for nearly 8 years and have been blessed by her growth and knowing at least one child has a chance.
The choice is yours. Regardless of what you do, will you pray?
Sources: www.unicef.org, www.ilo.org, www.crin.org