We need to have our arsenal of weaponry ready, and that includes excavating the hidden places in our own lives. Once we have the freedom to address what needs to be exposed, then we can equip the next generation to find their freedom. We need to fight for the children so they can rise up and fulfill the purpose that was deposited into them, to take their position in this world and to change it. But we must first do our part to fight for them right now.
According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, child sex trafficking includes the “recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, obtaining or advertising of a minor child for the purpose of a commercial sex act.” Of the roughly 24-thousand endangered runaways reported last year, estimates are that one in six were victims of sex trafficking. Often, traffickers are family members or family friends, such as parents who’ve lost custody or guardians looking to profit.