Below is a nice video by our friends at FREE International on the reality of sex trafficking in the U.S., and, more importantly, their response and their invitation to every one of us to respond. FREE was represented by Mike Bartel at pureHOPE’s CONVERGENCE Summit this spring, and we think Mike and his wife Denise are leaders to pay attention to, particularly as they lead the Oasis project to create a shelter for victims of sexual exploitation in the U.S.
We encourage you to pray for the work of FREE International, and to pray, understand, resolve, and engage to oppose sexual exploitation in your own life, home, and community. To help you get started, here are some practical ways you can oppose sexual exploitation right now, right where you are.
“Tens of thousands of children every year in our own backyards are being commercially exploited for sex, trafficked in unspeakable ways.” Mike Bartel