Wednesday, December 8, 2010

We Need To Be Outraged About Sex Trafficking In America…

I want to share with you two reports that have been called to my attention this week. One report came from The Associated Press out of Myrtle Beach, SC about how college students are being forced to work in strip clubs instead of restaurants and are being paid a take home of $1 an hour or less. Check this out…

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — Lured by unsupervised, third-party brokers with promises of steady jobs and a chance to sight see, some foreign college students on summer work programs in the U.S. get a far different taste of life in America.

An Associated Press investigation found students forced to work in strip clubs instead of restaurants. Others take home $1 an hour or even less. Some live in apartments so crowded that they sleep in shifts because there aren't enough beds. Others have to eat on floors.

They are among more than 100,000 college students who come to the U.S. each year on popular J-1 visas, which supply resorts with cheap seasonal labor as part of a program aimed at fostering cultural understanding.


Another story that we need to be outraged about is a situation that happened back in 1995. I am so angry and outraged about this one…

On May 11, 1995, a California jury convicted a 16-year-old girl for fatally shooting her pimp and trafficker, George Gilbert Howard. Sara Kruzan was locked in a hotel room with Howard, who was preparing to rape her, when she shot him, took his money, and fled.

Howard was 31 years old when he began abusing an 11-year-old Sara. For the next five years he repeatedly sexually, physically and verbally assaulted and controlled her. By the time she turned 13, he had finished grooming her for sale to other men.

After the murder­--and three years of brainwashing, violence, and commercial rape--Sara, a teenager, was sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole. Today, at the age of 32, she is still sitting in a state prison in Chowchilla, Calif.


I hope this outrages you! Mercy Ministries is at the forefront of bringing transformation and restoration to the lives of young women who have been trafficked. We have been taking these young women in for several years and the cries for help continue to increase. If you want to know more about what Mercy is doing, go to If you want to get more involved, CLICK HERE to donate.