Published on Wednesday, 08 July 2015
Many times, I get worried that I've become desensitized from constantly being around all of this injustice. It's nights like tonight that remind me I will never ever get used to the horrid nefarious crimes that occur and I will always utilize that passionate pain into a lifetime purpose. It felt like a movie as we took two of our Justice School to a the red-light distric to see another organization play with a live band (that played Christian music) in the middle of the bars and brothels. Johns and those being exploited were continuing business as "normal"... but every once in awhile a few girls or lady-boys would come and join in, jumping and laughing as we talked and forgot about where we were for a few seconds.
As we spoke to our new friends, two little girls just shy of 4 and 6 years old were walking down the street- waving at the johns and selling mints; their watcher looking and making sure they were luring potential buyers of the candy or the "other" items for sale. We called them over and started asking them fun questions to keep them busy. I went and bought some watermelon to share with them. They laughed, we made funny faces and they showed us they could jump off the steps. They were being children... for our two male students with us, it was so incredible to watch these girls not have to think it was "work" time. Yet when they would turn around and realize where they still were and that johns were at the bars... they would go over, do their poses, waves and rub against their legs. We kept them for as long as we could until their owner became frustrated and called them away.
My heart broke. You see, I always forget about this feeling until I'm in these situations again...the complicated and confusing game of joy and sorrow one beat after another within my heart. As we get into the next week of The Justice School,our students will learn about RESCUE. I am beyond blessed and thankful to be working with an organization that works competently and purposefully to adequately aid in the conducting of proper investigations, raids and rescues which filter in to top quality restoration and aftercare. I pray this injustice makes you move.
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