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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Freedom for the Sex Slave by Eileen Rife

She could be your daughter, your sister, or your niece. She is one of 3000-5000 children sold or lured into forced prostitution every day. She is raped repeatedly, beaten, drugged, and left for dead. Traded as a commodity on the black market, she is a victim of the sex industry, the second largest area of organized crime in the world.
            Four years ago when I was brainstorming characters and plot for my third novel, Chosen Ones, in the Born for India trilogy, my youngest daughter and her husband awakened me to the horrific crime of human trafficking. Up until that time I had no awareness that 27 million slaves existed in our world, generating $32 billion in revenue each year. I did not know that there are about two million women in prostitution in Asia and half of them children. I did not know that every minute, two people are trafficked across international borders, nor did I know that every year 200,000 American girls are at risk for sex trafficking.
            My grown children’s passion quickly became my own, and I knew exactly who Chosen Ones would profile: a sex trafficked girl.
            Punita, a young poverty-stricken Nepali girl, is sold by her father to a strange woman who claims she will employ the child as a maid with a wealthy family in the city. For two years, the family would care for the girl and provide a good education. Then, Punita would return home to marry Omar.
            All lies. Instead, the woman delivers Punita into the hands of Vladimir Hochek, a ruthless kingpin who runs a multi-million dollar business. Her new and better way of life becomes forced sex, turning 20 tricks a day.
            Unaware of Punita’s plight, a missionary couple dealing with their own crisis in Chennai, India, ministers daily to orphans at The Oasis Compound. Their world is about to change when they unexpectedly meet Punita and attempt a daring rescue.
            My prayer in writing Chosen Ones is that eyes will be opened to see the severity and prevalence of human trafficking and be moved to action. My own burden led me beyond writing a novel to sponsoring an abused girl who has been rescued and placed in a Safe House for rehabilitation, education, and training so that she can become self-supporting.
            Barbara Everett, Director of Destiny Rescue USA notes: “Human trafficking may be the worst human rights violation in the 21st century.” God has not allowed this tragedy to go unnoticed. David says it well in Psalm 10:17-18: “You hear, O Lord, the desire of the afflicted; You encourage them, and you listen to their cry, defending the fatherless and the oppressed, in order that man, who is of the earth, may terrify no more.”
            The Lord calls His Body to be the voice, the hands, and the feet of Jesus to reach out to these precious women and children who are being terrorized by traffickers. He tells His people to “speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute” (Proverbs 31:8). Together, let’s work toward freedom for the sex slave!

  Eileen Rife’s newly released novel, Chosen Ones, profiles a young girl taken captive by traffickers. She and her husband, Chuck, conduct marriage seminars in the States and overseas. All three of her grown children serve the Lord around the world. www.eileenrife.com, www.eileen-rife.blogspot.com

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8 comments:

  1. Such a sad state our world is in. Thanks for bringing this plight to light. Your novel sounds wonderful. God Bless.

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  2. Thanks for having the guts to tackle an issue that make make some publishers and readers shy away. We do need to understand the horrors that are going on around the world so we can bring pressure on leaders to bring them to an end.

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  3. Eileen, I have heard little of this dark crime but never knew it was so huge of a business. I can't fathom the pain these poor girls go through and their families! Thank you for sharing and please keep shining light on this terrible issue that seems to go unknown to most.
    God Bless,

    Jason Hoover
    www.ChampionForGod.com

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  4. Appreciate your comments, everyone. As you think of these girls, pray for them and for the freedom God wants to bring into their lives.

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  5. Thank you for this post and writing your novel. We need everyone to hear about this so more can be done.

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  6. Thank you for this beautiful example of living out the heart of Christ. I pray that millions will be set free as a result of your faithfulness to our Lord. May He richly bless your books and all your efforts to end slavery.

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  7. As a survivor of childhood sexual abuse, physical abuse, emotional abuse and child neglect, I became angry and sadden that these beautiful innocent children being so horribly violated! I am extreme disturbed statistics! My natural mind just cannot fathom that over 27 million children and women are force into prostitution! Thank you for sharing this vitally important information! I have added this Vladimir Hochek to my prayer list that God would put and end to his evil and wicked acts!! Of course, I'll continue to pray for the families, women, and children who are so horribly attacked and violated as well as for those who have been rescue to be healed and made whole by the blood of Jesus Christ!

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  8. Trafficking breaks my heart. The only chance of freedom they have is in Christ alone. My prayers are with them.

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