There is so much sin in the world. Everywhere you turn, there’s another story about abuse, violence, manipulation, rape. Sex trafficking doesn’t always make the news, but it’s an evil thriving all around us. It’s the monster under our bed that we try to forget so we can have a moment’s peace, a good night’s sleep, but it’s still there.
I first realized the horror of sex trafficking a few years ago....
I was at an event called Hell House, which is like a Christian Haunted House, but instead of having ghost and goblins, Hell House talks about the evil all around us manifested in sin. One of the rooms in Hell House told a story about a girl who had been handed over to a pimp by a friend. I didn’t even know what the word “pimp” meant until then, but I remember being horrified as this regular teenage girl was dragged into a room and told that she would be sold for her body. As she screamed and cried and prayed wildly, the girl was kicked onto the floor and drugged. The point of this skit was to expose the very real evil of human trafficking. I’ve always known modern slavery existed, but it had never seemed real until that moment. As I stared at this actress, playing a part all too real for millions of children, I realized that I could have been in those same shoes.
What can you do when something so true slaps you in the face? How can you just ignore it?
I’ve felt God leading me to do something about sex trafficking. Really, we all should be abolitionists. But I know that God has a special calling for me within issue. A few weeks ago, my dad and I visited a program called Traffick 911, a Christian nonprofit addressing the sex trafficking of minors. What I learned there was startling. Thousands of children are kidnapped every year and sold for sex. The most common targets are girls between 12-14. Often, they are raped 10-20 times a day. And all this is happening right in my community.
How is this so prevalent, but people pretend they know nothing about it? How can it be so close to us and so threatening to us, but all we do about it is put a red cross on our hand for Instagram? I am so excited to be a part of Traffick911! I know God can use me there to make a difference. Honestly, even though I’m only 16, I’m ashamed of the years I’ve wasted. No more pew-sitting
What about you?
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