Break my heart for what breaks yours: Sex trafficking
There are so many things I wish I could change about this world. I like to pretend sometimes that the horrors don’t exist and I can live in my own happy little world and sing happy little songs. But God wants much more than that from his people. We are called to be a light in a dark world.
In my opinion there is nothing DARKER in the world than sex trafficking. Just writing about the subject makes my heart race as I am consumed with anger, sadness, and a passion to DO SOMETHING! The mere thought that there is someone’s daughter out there being sold and used as property is just not okay.
Amber Robinson Author of Mercy Rising is sharing a beautiful post today about her ministry to stop sex trafficking. I know you will enjoy:
My husband sets up to play the opening music set. The wires that emerge from instruments and amplifiers jolt electricity to the music makers as well. Yet in the loud chaos, there is laughing, excitement. Displays of scarves, jewelry, posters lined the walls. The excitement that the Power of 1event is finally happening. People will walk through the doorway at any moment. What occasion for hundreds to flood the entry? The most unlikely of things, human trafficking.
And my husband sings about mercy rising from the dark. Kelsey croons for freedom. And the brightly colored wares that are made from those who find freedom sway in the back ground. And the stories swirl dark. Brothels and sweatshops and little girls’ innocence taken far too young. But the stories emerge triumphant. Brothels invaded. Traffickers persecuted. Sweatshop purchases avoided. Adults educated to keep teens safe. Justice. It has begun the – abolition of slavery in our time.
With the stories of other brave speakers, I add my voice. Beauty shines. The week-weary crowd gathers courageous to hear the stories, to face the truth. To be the change. Their faces reflect stage lights – green…orange…blues.
But the most beautiful sight is Theresa, a trafficking survivor. Her story rings from the microphone to our hearts’ amplifiers. Riveted she describes the unthinkable. Two years as a suburban teen caught in the world of sex trafficking. She teaches us to keep tabs on where our teens are. She encourages us to look outside our front doors to see if there are suspicious cars and foot traffic at the neighbors. Theresa embodies the hope we all have to see an end to the nightmare – that a woman could thrive despite so much devastation – she could heal triumphant and whole. She encourages us to turn our shock and outrage into action by calling 1-888-3737-8888 if we think we see signs of trafficking. She gives us something to do by uniting around the S.O.A.P project.
Thank you Amber!!