Come and learn about the battle for justice in our time!
“When our grandchildren ask us where we were when the voiceless and the vulnerable of our era needed leaders of compassion and purpose, I hope we can say that we showed up, and that we showed up on time.” ~Gary Haugen, President/CEO of IJM (International Justice Mission)
WPC partners with IJM in their mission to end slavery in our lifetime. The Justice Team aims to explore areas of injustice locally and globally, discern the way God might be calling our church to respond, and then to develop ministries in response. If you want to be at the center of this mission join our Justice& Mission Team. You can visit IJM’s website to learn more about partnering with them or click here to inquire about our Justice Team. We are always looking for people with a heart for justice to help launch our church into deeper waters of justice through new ministry opportunities!
HOW CAN YOU GET INVOLVED?
- Help us collect items for Care Bags. These bags go to women who have been victims of human trafficking, sexually exploited and sold for profit. They are now beginning life anew with nothing to their name. Click on care bags to see the list. Items can be brought to the church office Monday-Thursday 9-12 or Sunday mornings during worship hours.
- ANOTHER CURRENT PROJECT involves working with The Well. The Well program was created to provide long-term housing (up to 2 yrs) and to empower women affected by commercial sexual exploitation or sex trafficking, providing them with the necessary coping tools to work through past trauma, complete educational benchmarks if necessary, provide long-term employment options, and secure affordable housing. The Well offers therapeutic classes all geared to fulfill the purpose of the program which is a comprehensive response to and recovery from sexual trauma for women 18 years and older regardless of race, religion or sexual orientation who have experienced commercial sexual exploitation or sex trafficking.
Check out the video below to see the restoration of The Well.