The Bible is filled with examples showing our Lord’s heart for the broken and vulnerable. Some of the most broken in today’s world are those entangled in sexual exploitation and human trafficking. Ward Church has joined in this fight to free those enslaved in this evil industry. In 2019, we partnered with Not Abandoned to send a team from Ward to Pattaya, Thailand to outreach to girls and women trapped in the industry and connect them with an education and employment training team.
Ward Church is excited to now launch a new ministry – Gateway 328 – that connects people to resources and organizations that stand at the forefront of the fight against human trafficking in the Metro Detroit area and around the world. There are many “gateways” into human trafficking that a vulnerable person might encounter. But, the love of God is the door through which Gateway 328 hopes to lead those caught in the web of human trafficking and exploitation. Our guiding verse is Galatians 3:28: “There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.”
Starting in 2021, Gateway 328 has partnered with All Worthy of Love, who does street outreach to those enslaved in street prostitution in Wayne County. Learn more about Gateway 328, All Worthy of Love, and the human trafficking situation in our area. You will also learn how you can join this fight, and the big and small contributions you can make to help with this worthy cause!
Learn more at the Gateway 328 page!