‘NOT TODAY’ opens eyes and hearts

By April 5, 2013

USA (MNN) — Next Friday, you can help fight human trafficking by going to the movies.

International Mission Board (IMB) says NOT TODAY, a feature-length, faith-based film, premieres across the United States on April 12.

The movie centers on spoiled 20-year-old "Caden," who joins a group of friends to party in India. In the streets of Hyderabad, Caden is oblivious to India's "untouchables" until a young girl draws him into the world of human trafficking and the Dalits.

In the fight to free her, Caden finds himself and God.

NOT TODAY was produced by Friends Church Yorba Linda, a California congregation dedicated to educating the Dalits and ending human trafficking in India. The church supports efforts of Dalit Freedom Network and Operation Mercy Charitable Company, two groups working to empower Dalits and eradicate India's caste system.

"This is entertainment with a purpose," says NOT TODAY producer Brent Martz.

The film's profits will help build 200 schools for Dalit kids in India. Pray that the film will raise awareness and spur many people to action.

Click here to see if it's playing near you.

A vast majority of the world's 27 million men, women, and children living as modern-day slaves are in India. Of all India’s human trafficking victims, 90% are Dalits. In addition, hundreds of millions of Indians have neither encountered Christ’s love nor been given the chance to respond to Him.

IMB empowers believers to pray, give, or go to combat these problems in India.

With three new prayer guides, IMB shows you how to pray with power for kids, the Dalits, and human trafficking. Or, you can support Southern Baptists who are pouring their lives into India.

Courage Homes, operated with the help of Baptist Global Response (BGR) partners, help young girls rescued from the sex trade. These homes provide physical, emotional, social, relational, and spiritual healing, as well as educational development.

BGR's Light of Hope Center helps train young women for a better future. It provides one meal a day, snacks, and medical attention for approximately 35 girls and their families, as well as a place to live 5 days a week.

At the center, girls learn job skills so they can find employment in the future, benefiting both them and their families. In total, the Light of Hope Center gives over 300 people a new chance at life.

If you feel moved to serve in India, click here to see what's available through IMB.

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