I found this article and I thought I would share it with you. I have been hearing about women and children being stolen and trafficked. Please pray for these victims.
Rescue a Trafficked Woman by Kimberly Rae 3/21/2011 / Womens Interest
Human trafficking. These two
words define the lives of hundreds and thousands and yes, even millions of young
women and children, forced into lives of slavery and hopelessness. They are
stolen from their homes, or sold by adults they once trusted, taken captive,
sold like animals, some in cages. Many face futures chained to beds of sexual
slavery, far from any hope of ever being freed.
The buying and selling of
souls has been happening for millennia, but never before has the true extent of
this evil been so seared upon the American consciousness.
was outlawed and supposedly eradicated long ago, aware individuals know it has
never left us, only changed its appearance to again slide far enough under the
radar to avoid attention.
Only now the flashlight of the world is shining
upon itthe evil of human trafficking that is happening not just in third world
countries around the world, but here in America as well.
decided to do something about it. Though she grew up in a traditional missionary
setting in Bangladesh, the word traditional has never defined her outlook on
Ever since age fourteen, when a young girl was brought into
her life, the girl's vocal chords permanently damaged from acid poured down her
throat by the men who had tried to rape her, Becky has been a warrior on behalf
of the helpless and oppressed.
Since starting Women At Risk
International in 2006, Becky has fought tirelessly to free the enslaved,
wrapping arms of love and protection around those most in need, rescuing them,
and restoring their dignity and hope.
WAR International now has projects
in 14 countriessafe houses in Thailand and India where rescued women create
quality jewelry to sell. Cake decorating in Nepal, which provides income to
continue the ministry of rescuing trafficked women. Bridal rental shops in Latin
America, that not only provide funds for ministry, but a creative means of
outreach as well.
And here in America, Becky works with homeland security
to rescue our own.
Though the majority of Americans once turned a blind
eye from those enslaved, Americans today care deeply about ending the atrocities
of human bondage. They care and they want to help.
But how can one person
make a difference when the need is so vast?
By shopping, of course! As
odd as that may sound, WAR International continues and thrives because women all
over America are buying the beautiful jewelry, purses, scarves and clothing
created by rescued women all over the world. Many churches and individuals are
hosting WAR parties, where groups can come and shop together for a great cause.
By buying WAR's products, the rescued women are restored to lives of dignity as
they see that their work is sustainable.
Money given to WAR might
provide for a girl stolen from Nepal to escape the bonds of forced prostitution.
It may provide for a former street worker, now dying of AIDS, to give the rest
of her life to fulfilling ministry. It may help the emergency fund, which is
specifically for those urgent, unexpected needs, like rescuing a baby going to
be sold that very night.
Every once in awhile, the moment comes when we
have the chance to change someone else's whole lifegiving them hope, and the
Gospel of hopea change that will last for eternity.
Rae lived in Bangladesh, Uganda, Kosovo and Indonesia before health problems
brought her back to America, where she continues ministry through writing.
Kimberly has been published over 100 times. Her first novel, STOLEN WOMAN, about
human trafficking, is due for release Summer 2011.