Recently I’ve gone to several meetings with Saddleback Church’s Justice and Trafficking Initiative on the topic of helping victims of sex trafficking. It has been eye opening. I didn’t realize that California, my home state, has one of the largest trafficking problems in the nation according to the FBI. I also learned, it isn’t just women from impoverished countries being smuggled in, not to diminish that problem. American children and young adults are also in jeopardy.
Warning: This post is one of the most important I’ve ever featured, but it isn’t the easiest to read.
My friend and anti-human trafficking advocate, Deirdre Flynn, interviewed Holly Smith, a survivor and author, about her experience as a victim of the sex industry. The story is below.
Some of you may be wondering why I would include an article on human trafficking in my 7 Deadly Sins series under the topic of envy.
Envy is often what makes our children vulnerable to predators. Pimps and slavers promote discontent. They fill immature minds with dreams of the exciting and glamorous life others are living. A life that has been out of reach for the child, until now.