Activist Faith

As part of Activist Faith, I like to highlight Christians on the frontlines of creating positive change in our world. Today’s hero? My friend Bruce Ladebu, pastor and founder of Children’s Rescue Initiative. Here’s an amazing picture and story of a recent project of his:


Investigating slavery at a brick plant, Bruce Ladebu saw two girls laboring under brutal conditions. He made arrangements to free the girls, who also had three brothers, a mother and father. In the last week of June, this family was freed from their tortuous life as slaves.  After freeing this family, our team in this Asian country found that the two younger boys had been taken to a hospital weeks before and they were operated on to remove one of their kidneys each. They were told that the operation was to put medicine inside of them.  This is becoming a common practice with the children: to harvest their organs.

The girls would have been sold to men for sex sometime in the near future. Our investigation continues and our mission deepens as we boldly rescue children.


DILLON BURROUGHS is an author, activist, and co-founder of Activist Faith. Dillon served in Haiti following the epic 2010 earthquake and has investigated modern slavery in the US and internationally. His books include Undefending Christianity, Not in My Town (with Charles J. Powell), and Thirst No More. Discover more at


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