Early spring, gray sky lingered over the greening lawn and swaying evergreens that hugged the community center that Sunday. Visiting a newly planted church, I had already taught the children’s Sunday school, joined the morning worship, eaten a delicious potluck lunch, and played a few wanna-be rounds of spike ball when I went downstairs craving … Continue reading In Scents of Time
The first time I heard about the horror was in reading a Reader’s Digest article. On the cover of the story was a picture of young women looking bored sitting in market stall. Little did I realize that their blank faces masked so much pain! God, don’t let me forget them. Reach your love into their world.
The Reality of Victims
As many as a dozen young girls, some appearing to be eight or nine, paraded before the camera, smiling for their prospective customer, gathering around him like a group of excited little Girl Scouts trying to get a customer to buy cookies….I saw past the sick display of young girls brutalized into smiling for a chance to be sodomized. I had seen too much of this before. But I had never seen girls so young, eleven, ten, maybe eight. And then as the footage rolled forward I saw a tiny girl–no more than five years of age–held on the hip of another girl and pushed forward for sale. It was a horrible moment, captured in clear black and white and repeated in slo-mo.
Excerpt from Terrify No More, by Haugen & Hunter
In his book, Terrify No More, Gary Haugen recounts his experiences from rescuing…
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