Justice Comes in Baby Steps

Human trafficking
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André* and his wife, a couple working with OM France, have a heart particularly for women who are victims of human trafficking.

For more than three years, with the help of local churches and many volunteers, they have been giving their days, and often their nights, contacting these women—many of whom are Nigerians and an increasing number of Romanians—to offer practical help and share the gospel.

Among other activities, André is in contact with local authorities and even the national court of asylum, fighting for these women to be recognized as victims of human trafficking.

A while ago, André accompanied Kate* as she went before the national court of asylum. Her request was rejected and André wrote a letter to the judge overseeing the case.

Consequently, Kate was allowed to pass before the judge again, who this time was more sympathetic. He allowed André to plead her case, and according to the lawyer there was a 99 percent possibility that Kate would be recognized as a victim of human trafficking. They are still awaiting the results.

André trusts in the sovereignty of God, yet asks for prayer that the authorities make a just decision (as stated in Rom 13:1-7).

* Name changed

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