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If one part suffers, every part suffers with it…
1 Corinthians 12:26
 
 
One thing I enjoy is helping women transition into motherhood.  I like to send letters to my friends with the wisdom that has been shared with me and the helpful tips I have learned as the mom of three children. 
 
However, it is easy to forget that some women do not have even a minimal amount of support.  Over at Flowerdust.net, I read a story that broke my heart.  It is a story about a woman and a newborn baby rescued by the International Justice Mission.
 
Today our staff, in cooperation with the local police, were able to bring many laborers out of a slavery facility. One of the laborers was a woman who had been forced to work up to the moment of delivering her baby (without a doctor – the owner refused), and then forced to continue work immediately following. She was unable even to pause to bathe her newborn or to get food for herself. Today, the day of this rescue, the baby is 1 day old. 
 
Questions of the day:
What does it look like to suffer with those living in desperation?
Will I let myself truly feel other’s pain and respond to their needs?
 
“Let my heart be broken with the things that break the heart of God.”
 
 
“The International Justice Mission Institute is a community of Christian leaders advancing solutions for overcoming injustice. It is a place for sharing ideas, resources and tools to raise awareness of injustice and move the Body of Christ to action.”

Anne Jackson’s eloquent response to this story at Flowerdust.net.

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