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This boggles my mind

On weekends, if I blog at all, I try to bring you the raw reports of how the battle for the kingdom of God is going around the world. This week, it’s the sex-trade, which it appears, continues to grow in scope and grossness. The stuff our teams are encountering as they minister to the sex-trade i…
By Seth Barnes
On weekends, if I blog at all, I try to bring you the raw reports of how the battle for the kingdom of God is going around the world. This week, it’s the sex-trade, which it appears, continues to grow in scope and grossness. The stuff our teams are encountering as they minister to the sex-trade in Thailand is mind-boggling. Katie Swan reports:
 
Currently six World Race teams are working directly with sex-tourism throughout Thailand. The average age of the girls in these brothels continues to drop-in 2003 it was hovering at 13 years. Four years later, girls were being sold as young as three.

I have received stories from the teams that have literally stopped me in my tracks these past few days. Stories of street boys being transformed into women against their will so that they could be sold for sex. Stories of a family being so desperate for money that they sold their two-year-old daughter for cash. Stories that are real and messy and happening right now.

Look closely at these two snap shots.

 

 

One of the teams came upon this situation as they were walking down a street within the red-light district. The older man on the motorcycle was stroking the hair of an eight or nine year-old girl. He was smiling at her and reinforcing that it would stop hurting soon. He encouraged her in the job she had done and told her the first time is always the hardest. The girl’s pimp laughed alongside him as the little girl stood there-crying.
 
If we don’t do something about this, then who will? It is possible to rescue little girls like that, but it takes some commitment. We can’t do much from the comfort of our living room. But for those willing to dive in, it’s possible to rescue some.

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