This summer, thousands will gather in London to take part in the 2012 Summer Olympics. The Incurable Fanatics Tour Team will be there before the games begin to raise awareness and to mobilize prayer for the onslaught of trafficking that is sure to accompany the Games. Beginning with its London premiere on June 26, Nefarious: Merchant of Souls will be screened in 11 cities in the United Kingdom.
When large events such as the Olympics occur, traffickers know that the influx of visitors means the potential for more business. As a result, many traffickers have claimed to strategize with the management of hotels within walking distance of the event to provide prostitutes for potential customers.
As the largest city in Europe, London is already a hotspot for trafficking activity. According to the United Nations:
- Between 100,000 and 800,000 people are trafficked into the European Union each year.
- 8000 women work in off-street prostitution in London alone.
- Foreign nationals make up 80% of this number.
In 2010, Exodus Cry sent a team to the FIFA World Cup competition in South Africa, and there we saw tremendous breakthrough. We “launched a two-pronged intercession strike that included not only Cape Town as the City-in-Focus, but also an intercessory-awareness team that walked the streets of Cape Town, Durbin, and JoBurg, offering up cries of intercession and raising awareness.” After hearing that experts were reporting an 80% increase in trafficking during the games, the results of this strike was unbelievable to many. “News sites were reporting that instead of an 80% increase in human trafficking, women in prostitution were reporting an 80% decrease. We know that this was due to answered prayer and the obedience of the saints who went to war to see God turn the entire situation around.” We believe that as we use Nefarious to expose the darkness of trafficking, the results that we saw in South Africa during the World Cup will also be seen in the UK during the Olympics this summer. We anticipate that committed Incurable Fanatics will arise to spread awareness and intercede for this issue across the nation.
Please join us in praying for the Incurable Fanatics Tour team who will travel to the UK this month. In a nation that so courageously championed the abolition of the trans-Atlantic slave trade under the leadership of men like William Wilberforce and Thomas Clarkson, pray that British voices will again arise on behalf of the objectified, exploited and enslaved. Pray that another great wave of abolition would sweep across the nations and that the United Kingdom would be catalytic in the ending of modern-day slavery.
See the full tour schedule here: http://nefariousdocumentary.com/screenings/uk-tour/