Our morning started with songs of worship. We joined with a local ministry and some rescued women for their daily worship service before they went to work. The beauty in the women was remarkable, truly God’s overcomers. The joy of the Lord was all over them and I felt so honored to join with them in singing songs to our Creator.
Thai and English mingled together and rose up to the heavens as a sweet aroma to our Lord. Beauty, peace and joy filled the room and the Presence of God filled each and every life there. The purity, the love which was showered on Jesus, was remarkable and clean. No other way to describe it. Tears streamed down my face as I soaked in the Presence of God in the presence of these women. We joined hearts in collaboration of worship and it took my breath away!
The beauty of the concept of purity and clean is the fact there was a point in the lives of these women they didn’t feel pure or clean. Shame and unvalued were the labels they carried on themselves daily. Each woman did not understand the concept of being valued or having worth. Many were given a number and not called by their name, which contributed to their feelings of not having worth. Many suffered great abuse that we could never imagine on a daily basis.
My heart is heavy for these women, for the women we saw on the streets, and in the bars. These women have no idea who they are in Christ. Many have not heard of Jesus. They are not treated as human beings, God’s creation. Instead, they are treated as an object to fulfill a hidden desire that partners with perversion and once fed creates a bigger need and desire to fill. It is a sick cycle where all who are involved are caught in.
In the area we were in 15,000 are caught, trapped into sex trafficking. This is not all of Bangkok, just an area of Bangkok. These individuals are both women and men. The majority of who come and pay for sex are foreigners, they are called sex tourist.
Thailand is a nation that is desperate for healing and restoration.
Would you join me today in asking God how and where you can help?
Some of those ways may include: prayer, mission trips, awareness campaigns, government campaigns for our nation to focus on sex trafficking needs and not just child labor issues, or maybe sex trafficking needs in your own state or city.
The need is great and the laborers are few.
John 9:37-38 (Amplified Version) “The harvest is indeed plentiful, but the laborers are few. So pray to the Lord of the harvest to force out and thrust laborers into His harvest.”