I know it has been a while since I have posted. Have been busy with the everyday demands of life. School, Kids, Business, Relationships. I even had the amazing privilege of being a world traveler and took a trip to China. It is so easy to get caught up in the daily demands of life and forget there is a world beyond our own sphere of influence. And that world can be a very ugly place to live in, especially for the girls who find themselves trapped against their will in the sex trade industry. And lets be realistic, shall we? No little girl ever really grows up dreaming of being a prostitute. Even those who were not “trafficked” were forced into the lifestyle by circumstances beyond their ability to control. I found this very poignant video that exposes the reality these girls face. Take a moment and let it…
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1. It happens! You may not like to think about sex trafficking or even acknowledge that it happens, but it does. Pretending and ignoring won’t change the truth. Once you know, you can’t un-know. Now, the question is yours to wrestle with: what will you do about it?
2. It’s cheaper than you think. I’m not sure why this bothers me so much—it’s not like if it were really expensive to sexually abuse a boy it would make it better. But the fact is, in some countries it costs less than a dollar to buy a boy for pleasure. The lower the price, the greater the sense of shock, urgency and even helplessness against such an atrocity.
3. It’s growing. It’s unclear whether sex trafficking is growing because of awareness—we’re looking harder—or because of the depravity of mankind, or both. Regardless, sex trafficking happens all over the world—from Port au…
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She was running away from a family that was abusing her.
She thought he was her boyfriend.
She thought she was going to meet his parents and found herself handcuffed in an abandoned house.
She can’t leave. It is not an option.
You have no idea what they do to the ones who try to run away.
We are not at the train stations and Mcdonald’s. The pimps are.
The pimps are actively seeking them.
We are actively avoiding them.
I read the comments about the women arrested in the FBI sting from local people.
They called them trashy.
I call them rescued. I call them worthy. I call them beautiful.
I see them redeemed.
I would like to apologize for a justice system that does not protect our children. I would like to apologize for not being there and opening a safe and loving home for them to live in.
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[ePrayer – Pray for those people vulnerable to human trafficking]
In the 2014 Trafficking in Persons Report, the U.S. government has downgraded Thailand, Malaysia and Venezuela to Tier 3, the lowest ranking of fighting against modern-day slavery. Ironically these 3 countries are among those that promote themselves as modern and fast-developing countries.
The report cites evidence of forced labour and sex trafficking in Malaysia and Thailand. It highlights Malaysia’s problem with migrants from other Asian nations who seek work on farms, factories and construction sites only to be trapped and have their passports taken and wages withheld.
In Thailand, according to the report, there are tens of thousands of migrants from neighboring countries being exploited in the commercial sex industry, on fishing boats, and as domestic servants. This downgrading could cause some multinational companies to reconsider investments in industries accused of using trafficked labour such as fisheries, which is a lucrative…
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