Teresa Anyabuike is a Sister of Notre Dame de Namur living in Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria. For a time, she was the coordinator of a Catholic community self-help association, a department of the Justice, Development and Peace Mission in the Ilorin Diocese. Currently, she is serving as a website manager for her congregation. She also manages her congregation's social media outreach.
We, the Africa Faith and Justice Network-Nigeria, went to a school to speak to about 200 girls from grades 7-12 on how to avoid being trafficked. I told them that anyone could be a victim, and that the keyword is vigilance.
In Luke 6:6-11, the scribes and Pharisees watch Jesus to see if he will cure a man with a withered hand on the Sabbath. That Gospel account reminds us that following the letter of the law may spur selfish actions.
The Africa Faith and Justice Network-Nigeria successfully advocated for a state anti-trafficking law. Our next step is to put the law to work by involving Edo State residents in fighting against human trafficking.
Have you ever prayed so hard for someone or something very dear to your heart and felt disappointed when God did not grant your request?