A few weeks ago I sat in a room with about 30 other women. We had gathered there for the sole purpose of learning about child trafficking and how we could use our platform, our words, to fight it and eventually stop it.
I’d been researching various groups, The Exodus Road, Love 146, Sak Saum, and Free Set, before coming to the workshop, so was familiar with some of the information given. But I wasn’t quite prepared for the anger and grief that welled up in me when I watched two videos showing the rescue of children.
The first made me angry because children were being taken advantage of. But the second broke me. The second showed the rescue of a 16 year old girl from a privately owned brothel. And as I watched the door being broken down and the social worker wrap her arms around the unvalued girl, I saw my daughter standing there. She’s only 4 now, but all I could think about was what if that was my Little Miss standing there? That girl was someone’s daughter. And, because she is made in the image of the most High – she has value. Her life and the lives of the millions of others in slavery, have value.
So will you join with me as we fight? You may not be able to go to India and wrap your arms around that girl, but you can get on your knees and pray for those who do. Let’s support these organizations both monetarily and with prayer. Human trafficking can be stopped. We are the Freedom Fighters.