Watching the movie Nefarious: Merchant of Souls reduced me to a blubbering mess.
It is not a feel good movie. Not the kind where you sit with a bowl of popcorn, feet up on the couch, and kick back waiting to be entertained. It is the kind that confronts you with the facts of modern day slavery. Sex slavery to be specific.
This movie covers everything from initial recruitment to victim liberation. I learned that trafficking is based on an exploitation of vulnerability. I learned that in a place like Cambodia you can buy a beer for $4, a bunch of grapes for $5 and a girl for $3 and charge it all to your credit card. I learned that even in a place where prostitution is legal there are still girls in brothels that have been sold into that lifestyle by their parents.
As we watched I was reminded that all around the world there are women and children being abused, neglected and exploited. And they need our prayers. They need advocates brave enough to intervene. Education and money alone will not stop evil from advancing in this world.
There is only one Power great enough to overcome evil...let us turn to Him!
And according to the movie there are some things each of us can do to help fight this battle:
Please join us in prayer for the victims, pray about what you can do to promote awareness about this issue wherever you are, and pray about becoming a partner with us in this effort.