We love that we are Church who is willing to push beyond boundaries and see people passionate about the mission field. Our mission is to 'Love people into the kingdom of God.' The Dream Centre has always had a heart to equip people for a season and then send them out into the mission field. For us mission is not only about sending people outside of NZ, but also to help out in our own backyards
India and Thailand Missions Trip
India is the second most populated country in the world with nearly a fifth of the world's population. According to the 2017 revision of the World Population Prospects, the population stood at 1,324,171,354. During 1975–2010 the population doubled to 1.2 billion. The Indian population reached the billion mark in 1998.
Approximately 75-80% of human trafficking is for sex.There are more human slaves in the world today than ever before in history. There are an estimated 27 million adults and 13 million children around the world who are victims of human trafficking. Human trafficking not only involves sex and labor, but people are also trafficked for organ harvesting.
A human trafficker can earn 20 times what he or she paid for a girl. Provided the girl was not physically brutalised to the point of ruining her beauty, the pimp could sell her again for a greater price because he had trained her and broken her spirit, which saves future buyers the hassle. A 2003 study in India found that, on average, a single sex slave earned her pimp at least 250,000 rupees a year.
Severe natural disasters have left millions homeless and impoverished, which has created desperate people easily exploited by human traffickers. After sex, the most common form of human trafficking is forced labor. Researchers argue that as the economic crisis deepens, the number of people trafficked for forced labor will increase. Sex traffickers use a variety of ways to “condition” their victims, including subjecting them to starvation, rape, gang rape, physical abuse, beating, confinement, threats of violence toward the victim and victim’s family, forced drug use, and shame.
Family members will often sell children and other family members into slavery; the younger the victim, the more money the trafficker receives. Human trafficking is one of the fastest growing criminal enterprises because it holds relatively low risk with high profit potential. Criminal organizations are increasingly attracted to human trafficking because, unlike drugs, humans can be sold repeatedly.