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International Justice Mission/IJM is one of FPC’s longstanding ministry partners, having been connected to IJM and founder Gary Haugen since 2000 and beginning partnership in 2003. IJM is a global ministry that protects the poor from violence in the developing world. Sadly, in much of the developing world, people are not safe. The justice systems that should protect them from violence don’t. According to the United Nations, 4 billion people live outside the protection of the law. That means their police, courts, and laws are so broken, corrupt and dysfunctional that there is nothing to shield them from violence. IJM believes that justice for the poor is possible. IJM’s global team includes hundreds of lawyers, investigators, social workers, community activists and other professionals at work through 17 field offices. IJM responds by rescuing victims, bringing criminals to justice – hold slave owners, traffickers, rapists and criminals accountable in court, restoring survivors, and strengthening justice systems. IJM ‘s ministry is an integral part of holistic, transformation of communities, impacting many countries where FPC is partnering. FPC is moving forward on partnering with the IJM field office in Kampala, Uganda where the primary focus of their justice work is in response to land or property grabbing.
One of the foundational elements of IJM’s work is prayer.
“The work of justice begins with prayer. As we seek justice on behalf of others, we rely on an all-powerful God to help us do what is only possible with and through him. We rely on the support of our global prayer partners and prayer communities as we work in areas of great darkness and serve those in desperate need of rescue and restoration. Join thousands of people committed to seeking justice through prayer.
To learn first hand from the staff and field workers of IJM and to join them in prayer, consider going with FPC to the IJM Global Prayer Gathering in Washington, DC. The 2017 prayer gathering trip will be held March 3-4, 2017.
To learn more about IJM and ways that you can get involved, visit their website at www.ijm.org.