At this very moment, as you read information pertaining to human trafficking, somewhere within the vicinity of where you sit there is a man or woman working long hours in deplorable, most likely, abusive conditions with no hope of receiving compensation for such work. Worse yet, a woman or child is being violated (raped) by a stranger who has paid an owner for the right to abuse, degrade and shame them for the sake of the buyer’s pleasure. That woman, that child has no hope of freedom or restoration. Their reality is that their body will be bought and violated again and again and again. The fact is, they have lost their humanity and are now a commodity.
These men, women, boys and girls who, like you and I were created in the image of God, have suffered unimaginable abuse and exploitation. They are broken in every possible way. Their bodies are broke, they suffer psychological anguish and live in a state of spiritual despair. They move among us and walk the same streets but they have no voice and there is no one to speak on their behalf.