The Exodus Road

exodus road banner

About Proximity has joined The Exodus Road Blogging Team. I am so excited about this opportunity. Today, I will introduce you to their organization and courageous work.

  • 27 million modern day slaves
  • Every 60 seconds, a child is sold for sex worldwide
  • Human trafficking is the 3rd largest global industry, behind drugs and guns

The Exodus Road seeks to empower the rescue of victims of sexual slavery. They operate primarily out of Southeast Asia and have rescued 600 victims and prosecuted 350 legal cases.

 

Sarah’s Story     By: Laura Parker 

“We met Sarah in a brothel in Cambodia.

There was a line of prostitutes behind a glass wall, a fishbowl they call it. They were sitting on high bar stools, with heavy make-up and short skirts, numbers pinned to their shoulders, displayed for the customers on the other side of the glass.

She was 15 and had been sold by her mother in a neighboring country several days before to work off a debt which her mother owed.

The following day, our investigator returned to visit Sarah in the brothel, just blocks away from a crowded local market. She scribbled a note, “Please Rescue Me,” on a bill and slipped it to him.

After weeks of waiting, Sarah’s door was kicked in. The note she scribbled to the investigator on a piece of currency which said, “Please rescue me,” finally got answered.

And while it did require more time, money, and manpower than first assumed, the team pursued Sarah’s freedom with a tenacity that inspires us every time we read the investigative report. They remind us that there are brave men and women on the front lines who live the belief that child slavery is unacceptable.”  – Laura Parker, The Exodus Road

 

Follow The Exodus Road on facebook and twitter.

We have an awesome opportunity to make a difference in the lives of those who are hurting through this new partnership with The Exodus Road. Our voices can combine with others to speak for justice.

 

Activist Somaly Mam’s book is a great testament of the hope that can be provided through rescue.

“I strongly believe that love is the answer and that it can mend even the deepest unseen wounds. Love can heal, love can console, love can strengthen, and yes, love can make change.”
― Somaly MamThe Road of Lost Innocence: The True Story of a Cambodian Heroine  

somaly mann

6 thoughts on “The Exodus Road

  1. This is wonderful news, Lisa! God is so good and His message is being shared, and shared, and shared…. THANK YOU! I am anxious to read this book. My heart breaks for those who are hurt, sad, suffering….

    • So much is going on around the World, it’s so exciting to be a part of it, just like you are doing everyday 🙂 All the hard parts of life fade away with that.

Thank you so much for your comment!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s