My home went on the market this week and many of you have asked where I will be going. The answer right now is, I don't know. I am, however, pursuing a job in DC with a human rights organization called International Justice Mission.
IJM was founded 10 years ago after a study brought light to the fact that there is near unanimous awareness of abuses of power but little resource or expertise to confront the abuse or rescue to the victims. "When the poor are hungry, homeless or alienated, the Church has come to their aid by providing food, shelter and missionaries to meet the pressing needs. But when the poor have been oppressed, treated unjustly and suffered under the hand of someone more powerful, little was done on their behalf."
Dealing primarily with human trafficking, IJM has a very balanced four-fold perspective focusing on victim relief, perpetrator accountability, structural prevention, and victim aftercare.
The position I applied for is in the Department of Interventions. I am not sure how competitive it is, but I'd appreciate your prayers as I wait to hear back and hopefully get an interview.