Daily Topic for June 10, 2011

Mark 3:34b
Here are my mother and my brothers! Whoever does God’s will is my brother and sister and mother.

It’s encouraging to know that whoever is doing God’s will is in Christ’s family. For some, that might mean risking their lives rescuing prostitutes from the clutches of evil men. For others, that might mean praying for their release, so that they can be free to serve the Lord.

Pray that the Lord will show you what your part is in His family. Pray that He will show the rescued former prostitutes in Cambodia His will for their lives.

Night Light Work in Cambodia

by JS

Sixty percent of foreign men who visit Thailand participate in the sex industry, and 75 percent of Thai men surveyed in a Harvard study admitted they had been with a prostitute. Both Thailand and Cambodia have huge sex industries, enslaving millions of women and children. These prostituted people need to know they have value and worth. Some victims are sold into prostitution; others feel they have no other means of support, and even others have been raped and may feel that they have brought shame on their families.

AIDS and other diseases are rampant. Other related illnesses include acute anxiety, depression, insomnia, and emotional numbing. Coping mechanisms may include alcohol and drug abuse, or even suicide.

One organization trying to make a difference and combat this national disgrace is Nightlight, which is focused on “bringing light to women and children through physical and spiritual healing, and through economic development.” Its goals include providing employment, offering opportunities for life transformation and re-entry into society, providing emergency relief and protecting children, and building public awareness of the issues of prostitution and human trafficking. Through Nightlight, former victims are now involved in economic and vocational training projects.

Learn more at joshuaproject.net

Pray for Nightlight and other similar organizations to be successful in rescuing many victims and in exposing the evils of human trafficking.

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