Why P.A.I.N.?


Pain and brokenness is a part of the exploited and the exploiter. The exploited may feel hopeless, anger towards their exploiter/themselves/others, anxiety, shame, guilt, and sadness. The exploiter may be fueled by greed, lust, or control, never finding the satisfaction that he/she seeks. God cares for the oppressed, the exploited, and the trafficked. Their lives are precious to Him. As those who represent Christ, we are called to care for them. God will redeem them.

 

“He will redeem them from oppression and violence, for their lives are precious to him.” Psalm 72:14

 

Read more from our founding director and others who serve the exploited locally in this article:

http://www.christianexaminer.com/article/encountering-the-unexpected-in-local-sex-trafficking/50614.htm

 

What is human trafficking? What is sex trafficking? How can we recognize signs of human trafficking? For additional information on these topics, please visit:

https://www.polarisproject.org/human-trafficking

 

Exploitation is defined as taking advantage of a person or situation especially unethically or unjustly for one’s own benefit. For more information on human exploitation, visit:

http://stories.imb.org/eurasia/humantrafficking

 

To read more about what you can do to address human trafficking, visit our Get Involved page.

 

Another local ministry that is helping exploited women:

Strip Church RVA is group of Christian women who build relationships with and share the loving kindness of the Lord to women the sex industry. To find out more, visit http://www.stripchurchrva.org