They were called “slave stealers”. Ordinary people, living ordinary lives, yet their hearts could not stomach the injustice and cruelty of the day. They were the abolitionists of “their” day and they used what was in their hand to bring freedom to the enslaved.
August 23rd is officially “International Day of Remembrance of the Slave trade”. William Wilberforce in the 1700’s gave his life for the cause and FREEDOM of men, women and children, whom he believed were created for more than harsh chains and ruthless servitude.
Our world has sadly not moved on. In fact, the “slave trade” of human trafficking exists in our very current here and now and affects multiplied millions of innocent people.
A new and moving film called “FREEDOM” has been produced to inspire us that we also can make a difference.
The producers generously allowed us to pre-view this film. It’s moving and enlightening – and whilst I don’t think any of us can truly understand how horrific the conditions were, I believe it allows us to capture a glimpse of the times and the human hearts involved. There are layers of heroes — those who survived and maintained their dignity amid atrocious circumstances, and those who chose to “not look the other way” and played a critical part in their freedom.
We also can play our part and make a difference.
So support the film and become a modern day advocate for “the captive”. Conservatively they say that there are 27 million alive today who are victim to the trade. If we each contributed with awareness, response and prayer — we can and will see the miraculous take place. Just like in this film.