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Baby Safe Update

We’ve been researching and reading about our outreach location outside of Cape Town and came across the blog of the founder of the BabySafe Organisation, Bethany O’ Connor’s blog. She wrote this update on the ministry copied below:

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8 babies who were abused, abandoned or neglected have been placed in loving and safe homes so far.

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Countless new baby packs have been given away, including ongoing packs to the moms who come to hospital with absolutely nothing. Thanks to Baby Safe they now go home with the essentials, including a booklet on Infant Care and Baby Safe contact details.

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Baby Safe is preventing baby dumping by connecting with the pregnant women before they give birth or immediately after. Over 125 pregnant women and brand new mothers have been served, including a dozen women scheduled for abortions who have changed their minds and decided to keep their babies or make an adoption plan.

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Another baby safe has been installed in Jeffreys Bay and and a couple in the works for East London and Somerset West and one in Nambia, inspired by Baby Safe.

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Intervening with neglected babies, supporting pregnant women, and empowering new mothers…Baby Safe is offering life, hope, and options.

That kind of sounds like a commercial : ). Its not…just my every day and my joy.

Are you interested in helping Baby Safe continue, grow, and save more lives?

YOU ARE NEEDED

Email me!!-bethany@thebabysafe.org

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To find out more about Baby Safe, go here, and here.

Human Trafficking – Justice Acts – Projects Community Transformations work with

“Lord I know you know the hopes of the helpless.
Surely you will listen to their cries and comfort them.
You will b

ring justice to the orphan
And the oppressed,
So people can no longer terrify them.”
Psalm 10:17,18

An estimated 40,000 to 100,000 people will be trafficked into South Africa for the 2010 World Cup!

IOM international and the US State Depart.

Trafficking Stats

  • 27 Million people have been victims of Human Trafficking
    – Bales, 2004 and www.notforsalecampaign.org
  • 1 to 2 Million Per Year
    – US. Dept of State and Unicef
  • Most Trafficking Victims are Girls between 5 to 15 years of age
    – Unicef
  • 1.2 Million Children are Trafficked Annually
    – Unicef
  • 1/2 of those Children are African
    – World Hope Int’l, 2008
  • It is a $33.9 Billion (U.S.) or 257 Billion Rand Industry
    – Belser, 2006

We are a network of believers working in practical ways to combat human trafficking in South Africa. Justice [ACTS] is a YWAM (Youth With A Mission) headed mission that is networked with many other organizations and local churches who are actively involved in the more “at risk” communities within South Africa. In our group we have trained counselors, social workers, an in-house media production company, journalists, and photographers. We have discovered that as far as human trafficking prevention, Traffick Proof seems to be the only tool of its kind in South Africa. Organizations, individuals and churches of all kinds are contacting us to train them to present Traffick Proof and get involved in fighting human trafficking. Our network expands daily, and is beginning to reach across the nation.

Justice Acts’ strategy to combat human trafficking is made up of three phases: Human Trafficking Prevention through Traffick Proof, Victim Assistance, and World Cup Mobilization. Currently we are well into phase one and are laying foundations for phase two and three by developing strategies and networks, doing research, recruiting and raising monies, and involvement with the “at risk” and traf?cked persons, etc. Clickhere for a more complete breakdown of our three phases plan.

This used to be our Wedding website

You may some how have come to our website liamandrachel.com thinking it would still be our wedding site, well Im afraid it's focussed on different things now, read our about us page to find out more, but meantime you can see photos from our brilliant day here.

 

We are so grateful to everyone who travelled so far to be a part of the day, and help us make the day possible, we loved it and have so many great memories.

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