Trafficking women and children for sexual exploitation is the fastest growing criminal enterprise in the world. At least 20.9 million adults and children are bought and sold worldwide into commercial sexual servitude, forced labor and bonded labor. Tragically, about 2 million children are exploited every year in the global commercial sex trade.
During a one-year period at the Department of Homeland Security in the sex trafficking division, guess how many sex traffickers were caught and put away. EIGHT. Pretty dismal record, eh? But that’s government for you.
Now I bring this up because last night I was invited to attend a screening of a film called “The Abolitionists” and it was one of those experiences I’ll never forget, and inspired me to do something.
The film is about the incredible organization Operation Underground Railroad and its CEO and Founder, former CIA and Homeland Security agent, Tim Ballard.
Here is a faith-based organization following in the footsteps of Harriet Beecher Stowe and Harriet Tubman seeking to liberate children from the heinous practice of child sex trafficking and slavery. Here’s a little clip of just one rescue mission.