All week we have been encouraged with stories of hope.
Exodus Road has an opportunity for us to offer hope.
Freeing young girls from sexually slavery takes an immense amount of courage.
Exodus Road investigators work in dark places and seeing such suffering takes an emotional toll on a person. Their work places them in the proximity of renewal, but also danger. They are not able to rescue everyone.
They are making a profound difference. They need our encouragement to keep up the fight.
How can you give hope? Write a letter thanking the investigators.
Here is an example by: Laura Parker.
Each letter will be copied and hand delivered to all the investigators in the field. This is a small gesture that will provide much needed encouragement to these hero’s. I plan to take time out this holiday season to write a note of encouragement.
Send the letter to:
The Exodus Road
PO Box 7591 Woodland Park, Colorado 80863
or submit the letter online.
Read the story of Laura and Sophia here.
Often young girls are lead into a life of prostitution unknowingly, as shown in their story.
You are from a poor family. Someone offers you a job in another country, a good job. This job might be explained as cleaning houses or as a nanny. You are told you will make enough money to send home to provide for your family.
When you arrive to this new country you are met by a sex trafficker, your passport is striped away and you are told you owe a debt to this person for your plane ticket and housing, a debt that must be paid off in prostitution.
You are young. You are in a foreign country and do not know the language. You are far from your family and everything that is familiar.
Where does hope reside in that?
It resides in the people willing to fight back against sex trafficking. It resides in the courage of girls that long for rescue.