Seth, I just met Jim today. My team is ministering with him and Judy at The Well for the next 3 weeks.
Tonight Jim took us downtown and into the epicenter of the sex trade… I’m having to remind myself to go after the one; its overwhelming. There are so many girls of so many different ages, they wear numbers around their necks, and their gazes are blank… yet they smile, hoping you will be where their money for the next meal comes from.
I’m sitting in Bangkok, shaking and knowing that this is a reality that is going on every second of every day, SOMEwhere in the world.
In the midst of everything, Jim is a father to these girls. He went to the specific street corners where he knew each individual would be, and he sought them out by name. And he hugged them like only a dad can… and the girls breathed sighs of safety with him.
They need help here. There’s so much work to be done; so many girls to be loved they are starving for love. And where Jim and Judy SHOULD be (out on the streets with them), they can’t always be, because they’re in need of more man-power.
I was reminded tonight (in the middle of me feeling a little helpless overwhelmed), that God sends His ambassadors into the darkest places to bring focused light. Kingdom WILL penetrate here.