“What to the slave is 4th of July?” – Frederick Douglass

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It’s summertime and we just celebrated 4th of July, a time to remember all of the freedoms we appreciate in the U.S. But for many girls, there is no freedom while they are ensnared in commercial sexual exploitation. Last month the FBI conducted its cross country sting operation and rescued 168 children across the U.S. It’s easy for us to forget this sordid life continues on for those who are not free, those who are teenagers … Continue reading

Can You Hear Their Cry?

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Can you imagine the deep anguish of the parents for a daughter who has been lurned into sexual slavery? How about the heart-pain and sorrow of their young girl who is forced to serve multiple clients in a day? What would that sorrow sound like? When the Israelites were slaves in Egypt, they “sighed because of their bondage, and they cried out. Their cry for help rose up to God, and God heard their growning” … Continue reading