Friday, November 5, 2010
A Deeper Look into My Heart
I wanted to take this time to share about my inner passion to fight against human trafficking. I first heard about human trafficking 3 or 4 years ago in church through a spokesperson from Oasis. At the time, I didn’t know something like this was possible and it was all incredibly new to me. Back then when I thought about slavery I thought about the stories we read in our history books. I never thought it could be happening now. I learned about different forms of slavery and they are all equally horrible but the one that broke my heart the most was sex trafficking. Maybe it's because I'm a woman but the thought of young children and women being sold as prostitutes really bothered my soul. It was horrible enough to know that people from third world countries were being trafficked but it really boggled my mind when I found out that people in California were being kidnapped and tricked into slavery as well. Although my heart cried out for these people I didn't decide to get involved until I watched the movie "Taken". This movie is about a father who goes to the ends of the earth to get his daughter back who was trafficked into prostitution. I cried uncontrollably after watching this movie because I knew this was happening in real life. I prayed and asked God how something like this could be happening in our world. Then in return I asked myself or God asked me what I was going to do to make it better. That's when I decided that I needed to do something to help any way I can. Through a friend I was able to get a hold of the founder of CAS (California Against Slavery) and I started to get involved with what they were doing to end slavery in California.
This crime seems impossible to end when you look at the growing population of people being trafficked each year. Even so I truly have faith that this horrible crime would come to an end. I'm not sure when that'll be but I have faith that it will because I saw it happen in my dream. A few months ago I had a dream that I was sold as a sex slave because my family was tricked into thinking that they were sending me to a really great school. The emotions I felt when I found out what happened were so real. I felt lost, scared, betrayed, and my whole world was spinning. I asked people to help me but they were so scared of the scary man (the guy in charge) that they ignored me. Not even the police was able to do anything. The people who worked for him told me I had to sleep with the scary man and the thought of that made me sick. I remember praying in my dream and asking God why this happened to me. I was mad at God but I also knew He was the only one who could save me. So, I prayed earnestly for a miracle. Then the next day and I had to go see the scary man. I remember feeling terrified standing outside his room. Then, something happened. The scary man came out and told me I was free to go. It was words of disbelief, happiness, and hope. It was a miracle. Then he told me again, “You’re free to go.” So, I walked out of there as a free woman. I remember seeing the brightest light when the doors opened. After that dream I had ultimate faith that this horrible crime would come to an end. It was my confirmation and I can’t wait for that day.
If you want to know more information or find out how you can help support CAS please visit our website:www.californiaagainstslavery.org