Daily Topic for April 30, 2017

Acts 15:8-9, NET
And God, who knows the heart, has testified to them by giving them the Holy Spirit just as He did to us, and He made no distinction between them and us, cleansing their hearts by faith.

Pray for the Holy Spirit to move in power and holiness among those who have recently become part of God’s family.

Thai People in Belgium and the Netherlands

by CMW

Another Asian people group lives in Belgium and the Netherlands. Unlike the Japanese expats described yesterday, the Thais in these countries live on an entirely different socio-economic plane. These people are modern-day slaves. Human trafficking plays a large part in bringing Thai women to Belgium and the Netherlands. The women may be married to Belgian nationals, but find themselves forced into prostitution. Others may be working in low-paying cleaning jobs and ethnic restaurants. Unsurprisingly, drug addiction often becomes a part of their lives.
One Christian non-governmental organization (oasisglobal.org) works to connect with these exploited and isolated women and inform them of their rights. The organization gives the women language lessons and helps them obtain housing and employment. They provide legal advice to women who have been trafficked or who are victims of bogus marriages. The organization also actively lobbies for laws that combat mail order bride agencies.
The Thai women come from Buddhist backgrounds and are in Europe hoping to find better circumstances than they would have in Thailand.

Learn more at joshuaproject.net

Pray for the Lord to come to the aid of these exploited Thai people. Pray for the Holy Spirit to protect and direct the work of Oasis. Pray that the Thai people will see that Buddhism cannot help them, but that they can turn to a real and almighty God who has the power to rescue them from slavery, addiction, and sin.

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