The Community at Highfields Church

Compassion Ministries

Slavery, sexual exploitation and violent oppression are things which can often be forgotten in our comfortable day-to-day living. In Western civilisation it is seen as something which happens miles away from home and the closest we get to it is the occasional campaign advert.

However, even in the twenty first century, human trafficking is still taking place on our very own doorstep as well as over the globe, so how should we as Christians respond to this news? There are two courses of action that spring to mind. The first of these is prayer. We should commit these matters to God in prayer, trusting in his sovereignty over all matters. The second thing we can do is actively help those who suffer, trusting that God can and will use us.  

"Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others." – Philippians 2:4

This year as part of Highfields Compassion Ministries, a group of 10 people will be running the Cardiff Half Marathon to raise both money and awareness of Human Trafficking. The group will be running 13.2 miles around Cardiff for two charities, one home and one away.

Cymru Against Human Trafficking (C:AHT)Our home charity is Cymru Against Human Trafficking (C:AHT). C:AHT aims to raise awareness to the people of Newport and South Wales, educate schools and start a Safe Bed scheme to support trafficked victims from rescue to re-settlement.

International Justice Mission (IJM) Our away charity is International Justice Mission (IJM) IJM, which is a human rights agency that brings rescue to victims of slavery, sexual exploitation and other forms of violent oppression. IJM lawyers, investigators and aftercare professionals work with local officials to secure immediate victim rescue and aftercare, to prosecute perpetrators and to ensure that public justice systems effectively protect the poor.

As a church it would be much appreciated if you could support us by either praying or sponsoring us. A team sponsor form can be found on the Welcome Desk at Highfields Cathays.

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