WILLS POINT, TEXAS (ANS) — Labor Day has been celebrated by Americans on the first Monday in September since 1894.
Labor Day has become the unofficial last day of summer with picnics, hot dogs, parades, and fireworks.
Only a few continue to observe the day in recognition of the rights of laborers and to remember those who labored to build this great nation.
But Gospel For Asia says millions of men, women, and children around the world are entrapped in bonded labor. Abject poverty has made them vulnerable to schemes that promise a job and an opportunity to work themselves out of debt and provide for their families.
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Young children are lured into cotton fields, tobacco farms, brick kilns, factories, and ore mines. They are exposed to dangerous, life-threatening conditions. They are slaves to amoral schemes that, in fact, ensure cheap labor for the business owners but offer little reward and no escape.
Praying for the Workers
Gospel for Asia calls for Christians to set aside time throughout the day on September 2nd, Labor Day 2019, to remember and pray for laborers around the world who are disheartened and are held in bondage to a life of misery.
Celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2019, Gospel for Asia (GFA, www.gfa.org) is a leading faith-based mission agency, bringing vital assistance and spiritual hope to millions across Asia, especially to those who have yet to hear the ”good news” of Jesus Christ.
In their latest yearly report, this included more than 70,000 sponsored children, free medical camps conducted in more than 1,200 villages and remote communities, over 4,000 clean water wells drilled, over 11,000 water filters installed, income-generating Christmas gifts for more than 200,000 needy families, and spiritual teaching available in 110 languages in 14 nations through radio ministry.
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