World Racer Stacy‘s heart is breaking for the prostitutes in Thailand. Here is the continuation of her story. Continued from Sex for Sale:
These girls are just babies. I sat and talked with two 16 year-old
girls that only started about a month ago. They haven’t been with a
man yet, but they are terrified. I befriended a 14 year-old girl (whom
we’ll call Rose) who lies about her age and says she is 19. Last night
first time I witnessed her being devoured by a group of American men
who were drunk and there for a party. I talked with a 23 year-old girl
who has been separated from her baby girl. She says she is happy
there, but I can see the emptiness in her eyes.
Baby bottles. Food. Large wooden sculptures of male genitalia.
They are worshiped. They appease Buddha…the bottles for all the
babies that have been aborted by the prostitutes that work in the
bars. The sculptures and food bring luck to the businesses. Broken.
Back in Chicago, I was involved with a ministry that reached out to
men in prostitution. In my time of volunteering with them, God really
put a fire in me for the sex industry.
I have never felt as passionate
about something as this. And I really believe God has me and our team
here in Bangkok for a purpose. I never thought God would allow my love
for missions and being overseas and my love for prostitutes to come
together. And it is draining, but so worth it.
These girls and guys are imprisoned. I don’t say these things to
shock you, but at the same time I do. I am only scratching the surface
the evil that lives here. If there is one thing I have observed it is
that where there is evil, it abounds. The door has been opened for Satan to reign here, and he has taken root.
Hosea 4 talks about how
God allowed prostitution because of the idol worship and I believe he
has allowed this because these people have worshiped another god. We
are fighting against more than flesh and blood here (Ephesians 6). And
know that this is not a new thing. It happens all around the
world…probably even near your home town. It may not look the same,
but prostitution is more widespread than you would imagine.
Join us in our battle as we fight for these girls’ souls. The whole
bar won’t evacuate in a day, but I believe we can pray for one soul at
a time. What Nightlight does is getting the girls out. Pray for them
fervently and that God would speak beauty and truth over these girls