One of the heart stopping moments in life is when you think your child is missing. You may be in a mall or grocery store and when you turn around your child is missing. An overwhelming panic grabs you; the worst comes to mind, and your heart races. It is an awful few seconds that seem like minutes or hours. But most often, for 99.9% of parents, the child is only an aisle away or around the corner, safe and sound. When you gain sight-line of your child your panic turns into a beautiful sigh of relief.
However, that isn’t the case for Supna, a young girl I met earlier in the year. She was only 17 and was sold into sex slavery to pay off a family debt. After she met with our team she was taken underground because her captors feared we were going to rescue her. They sold her for 30 days at time and made money from her.
There has been recent chatter that she was badly beaten and taken to a local hospital. No one can say for sure, except that she isn’t safe and she is lost.
I sometimes wonder if she remembers our meeting. I briefly shared the Lord with her and she prayed with a woman on our team. I wonder if she is holding onto Jesus as only a child would in the face of such evil.
All I can do now is pray. Father God, your child is missing. I pray for a day when I will see her again. I pray she will be alive and able to recover from the human trafficking demons that keep her imprisoned right now.
Will you pray with me for Supna, right now?
Bright Hope is showing a documentary about the plight of human trafficking on Friday, September 14th, 7PM at the Bright Hope Center in Hoffman Estates, IL. “Nefarious: Merchant of Souls.” This hard-hitting documentary exposes the disturbing trends in modern sex slavery. From initial recruitment to victim liberation—and everything in between—the previously veiled underworld of sex slavery is uncovered in this groundbreaking, tell-all documentary. Let me know if you can join us, CHDyer@BrightHope.org