(De)Human Traffic – Are you watching?

Jonathan and Kari tell a story we should work against. Most often our problem is we are not alert to what is nearer than we know. Consumed with our own little worlds we miss the inhumane worlds of others. Consider,

French police estimate that 90% of the 15,000 to 18,000 prostitutes working in France are trafficking victims. One in four are believed to have been trafficked from Africa. The girls are brought to France and then must work to pay off their travel and living ‘debts’, usually around $45,000. According to a trafficking expert, many Sub-Saharian African prostitutes make as little as 10% of the going rate, sometimes only $65 to $180 per week. Most or all of their earnings are then turned over to their ‘Mama’ in order to pay off their debts.

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Husband to Patty. Daddy to Kimberly and Tommie. Grandpa Doc to Cohen, Max, Fox, and Marlee. Pastor to Snow Hill Baptist Church. Graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Reading. Photography. Golf. Colorado. Jeeping. Friend. The views and opinions expressed here are my own and should not be construed as representing the corporate views of the church I pastor.

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