The blog posted by the WR team was very challenging to say the least. After reading about such a harsh reality, as the body of Christ, must begin to ask ourselves what systemic ills have led to the development of such an awful situation? When reading the blog I was struck by the juxtaposition of a “starbucks” within a “brothel market”. Another question we must ask ourselves is how have my actions, and the institutions that I have supported contributed to the development of these same societal ills. More specifically, we would miss the boat if we allow ourselves to condemn the “pimps” in Bangkok. The fact remains that their actions are a direct result of the environment that they were brought up in (There is a direct correlation between the GDP of a society and its value of women. Developed countries appreciate and take better care of its female citizens). Furthermore, equally culpable is the Western enterprise (Starbucks) who has decided to place a store in such a neighborhood without making any contribution to ameliorate the problems that plague its patrons. Having said this, the greater international community, ourselves included, is also responsible for the sin of the brothels. The fact that the majority of these brothels are located in developing countries should raise some internal questions. Lastly the most pressing question remains, how can we stand in solidarity with those in this situation, in such a manner as to liberate them from these vises (Isaiah 53). The WR team is doing good work and it is my prayer that they ask themselves these questions in order to improve the effectiveness of their ministry.