When I started writing online in January 2012 I christened my website Three Way Light. I chose it because light has three properties: it warms cold places, reveals what is hidden, and shines and reflects on what is seen.
Processing the world through words gives me a chance to do that–pour a little light on the virtual page, so to speak. 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 two years ago featuring the film ‘Rape for Profit’, a gritty recording by two young Christian men committed to exposing the sex trade in Seattle. But it could be in any city–Phoenix, Albuquerque, Los Angeles, Newport Beach, Memphis, Las Vegas.
In the year of our Lord 2020, sex slave trafficking has grown to include the business of selling children’s bodies. Although it makes me sick to my stomach to say so, we are called to be light bringers in the world, so what can I do about a huge, horrific industry?
Pick up my (virtual) pen. And pray.
Here are some frightful statistics from a faith-based outreach–REST Real Escape from Sex Trafficking— here in Seattle. REST ministers to girls on the street, providing them with support and protection, job skills and a safe place to live.
- International Justice Mission Worldwide
- REST Ministry–Seattle, WA
- Rape for Profit film–pray for producers–Eric Esau and Jason Pamer
- Don’t Sell Bodies–Jada Pinkett Smith