Not in My City

When I began this blog I purposely named it Three Way Light because light has three properties:
it warms up cold places, it reveals what is hidden and it shines and reflects on what is seen.

I also have been purposeful about using this space to be a small voice for truth here in the blogosphere.

So today I want to shine light on the scourge of our lifetime–the prevalence of sex slave trafficking and its presence in cities like mine all over the country.

I attended an event last night featuring the film ‘Rape for Profit’, a gritty recording by two young Christian men committed to doing something about exposing the sex trade in Seattle.  But it could be in any city–Phoenix, Albuquerque, LA, Memphis, Las Vegas.

Selling human bodies is happening everywhere.

Here are some frightful statistics:

These statistics are from a faith-based outreach–REST Real Escape from Sex Trafficking— here in Seattle that is ministering to girls on the street, providing them with support and protection and a safe place to live.
Arts Aftercare is an organization I’ve written about before also.  They are a faith based outreach also in my city which uses Healing Arts Toolkits to bring healing to women coming out of the human slave trafficking industry.
The Rape for Profit producers told us last night  actress Jada Pinkett Smith, who has started an organization, Don’t Sell Bodies, has come alongside them as an Executive Producer for their film. It was shown in a major theater in this area last December; they are looking towards a nationwide release some time after August via iTunes downloads.  This is no small miracle.  
God is stirring His body to do something.
What Can You Do?
Find out about the ministries and non profits that address and deal with the human trafficking issue.
:READ PRAY GIVE SAY:
As believers we are called to be the voice for the oppressed 
in our day, moving in our spheres of influence–speak up, shine the light, dispel the darkness.

“For the Spirit of the Lord is upon me
because he has anointed me
to preach good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners
and recovery of sight for the blind
to release the oppressed,
to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”
Luke 4:18

Will you ask our Jesus how you can do that today?
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6 thoughts on “Not in My City

  1. I'm so glad to meet you, miss Jody. I'm also familiar with Arts AfterCare…

    Please keep speaking truth about this horror. As much as people would rather turn away, we need to keep shining the light into darkness. May the Lord bless you as you honor Him.

    In Christ,
    SimplyDarlene

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  2. Good for you. On of my former students is very interested in ministering in this area. It is a real need and you are doing it where God has placed you…your own back yard.

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  3. Oh, Jody, this is perfect and beautiful and sad and heart breaking all at once. We are indeed called to be light in the darkness. Thank you for this! (And just last night at jail, I prayed aloud that verse from Luke 4, maybe when you were writing this? Our God, knitting us together again!)

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