I almost threw up when I heard this one horrific story this past Saturday at First Steps to Success.
The Director of a San Diego-based home and school for sex trafficked girls shared the story of one of the victims who had been rescued. It was of a young 13-year-old girl who had been drugged, raped, and exploited (sold for sex) by her father who was a pharmacist since she was 3 years old.
How does this happen?
The mother was a severe alcoholic and the child, along with her siblings, had been labeled autistic all these years–which the counselors now feel is traumatization. The few details they shared from this story made me sick to my stomach and grown men cry in the audience.
How big of a problem is Sex Trafficking? In San Diego alone, the industry of sex trafficking is $180 million a year. THAT IS AWFUL. It starts with EVIL and the devaluing of human lives. We have to stop this tragedy.
But evil is raising its ugly head in the state of California with their most recent legislation eliminating medical exemptions for vaccinations and their constant push of eliminating faith-based organization in schools. This same home and school in San Diego for sex trafficked children is fighting a battle with the state of California to maintain their Christ-based values and teachings. (The school’s name and exact location are kept private to protect the girls as many are in witness protection against their perpetrators.)
The Directors really felt God was calling them to possibly move out of the state about a year ago, so they have stopped taking new victims for the past year. They currently have 20 girls healing in the home and school.
Sadly, 30 days ago the home and school got a 90-day eviction notice on the land and property they have leased for 12 years. They are now desperately trying to secure a property and new location in a faith-friendly state. They need 20+ acres as the school has some income generating streams like horse therapy they use for their girls, too.
There are 60 days left to raise funds to hopefully find a permanent location for these young women and a future home and school for more victims.
This weekend, Young Living Leaders and others attending the Dani Johnson First Steps to Success Seminar have risen up to start helping pay for the move of these 20 trafficked girls and the re-establishment of a school. We have raised $169,000 so far.
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Mary Starr Carter & Kathy Breen