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I am a runner, pastor, sociologist, teacher, and missionary. After living in Chicago for 6 years, I discerned a call to go to Manila, Philippines to live and work among the urban poor, and combine my passions for ministry, running, and the oppressed. After serving in the Philippines in 2012 and 2013, I returned to the United States for two years to finish my dissertation, get ordained, spend time with my family, and work at a neighborhood center in Kansas City. I have recently returned to the Philippines this year (2016) to work again with Companion With the Poor as a missionary. Each day I look forward to how God will direct my steps as I live into His work of restoring a broken world.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Conclusion and Bibliography (ST: Part IV)


While I feel like I have only scraped the surface of this worldwide industry of trafficking men, women, and children for sexual exploitation, I have none the less become exposed to some of the issues.  I have been encouraged and provoked by a few ministers and ministries who are getting their hands dirty by going to the places that Jesus would be and is.  While they are radical expressions of the Kingdom of God and the Good News of Jesus, they are also simple and concrete.  May the Lord bless me and those believers I work with on a regular basis to find ways to engage in this dark abyss.  I’ll end with listing some of the ways one article encouraged Christians to get involved with the fight.



            • Educate your church members.  Materials are available at www.ashaforum.org/church.htm and at www.eica.org/dcs/commercial_sexual_exploitation.html.
            • Organize a group of people who can provide practical help for victims or potential victims.
            • Support Christian organizations that fight sex trafficking.
            • Report suspected abuse to the Trafficking in Persons and Worker Exploitation Task and Force at the U.S. Department of Justice (888.428.7581) and to the FBI field office nearest you (find it at www.fbi.gov/contract/fo/fo.htm). 
            • Refer suspected victims to counselors recommended by the Initiative Against Sexual Trafficking (703.519.5896) or by Shared Hope International (www.sharedhope.org).
            • Write a congregational letter to your congressional representatives asking them to make a priority of combating sex trafficking.
            • The Asha Forum, www.viva.org/asha, 425.775.4800
            • International Justice Forum, www.ijm.org, 705.519.5896
            • The Salvation Army’s Initiative Against Sexual Trafficking, www.iast.net, 703.519.5896  44



1 Wendy Murray Zoba, “The Hidden Slavery.” Christianity Today, November 2003:70.
2 Ibid, 71.
3 Ibid.
4 Ibid, 70.
5 Ibid, 70-71.  
6 Ibid.  
7 Karen Long, “Sex trafficking runs rampant, expert says.”  Christian Century, January 2004:17.
8 Wendy Murray Zoba, “The Hidden Slavery.” Christianity Today, November 2003:70.
9 Dawn Herzog Jewell, “Light Rescue: The ‘business’ of helping the sexually exploited help themselves.” Christianity Today, January 2007:30.
10 Karen Long, “Sex trafficking runs rampant, expert says.”  Christian Century, January 2004:17.
11 Wendy Murray Zoba, “The Hidden Slavery.” Christianity Today, November 2003:70-71.
12 Sheryl Henderson Blunt, “Bondage Breaking: Bill boosts fight against sex and labor
trafficking.”
13 Dawn Herzog Jewell, “Light Rescue: The ‘business’ of helping the sexually exploited help themselves.” Christianity Today, January 2007:30-31.
14 Ibid.
15 Ibid.
16 Karen Long, “Sex trafficking runs rampant, expert says.”  Christian Century, January 2004:17-18.
17 Dawn Herzog Jewell, “Light Rescue: The ‘business’ of helping the sexually
exploited help themselves.” Christianity Today, January 2007:31.
18 Ibid, 30.
19 Wendy Murray Zoba, “The Hidden Slavery.” Christianity Today, November 2003:70.
20 Ibid, 72.
21 Ibid, 74.
22 Ibid.
23 Ibid.  
24 Dawn Herzog Jewell, “Light Rescue: The ‘business’ of helping the sexually
exploited help themselves.” Christianity Today, January 2007:33
25 Ibid, 34.
26 Wendy Murray Zoba, “The Hidden Slavery.” Christianity Today, November 2003:74.
27 Dawn Herzog Jewell, “Light Rescue: The ‘business’ of helping the sexually
exploited help themselves.” Christianity Today, January 2007:33.
28 Ibid.  
29 Ibid.  
30 Ibid, 34.
31 Ibid, 35.
32 Ibid, 36-37.  
33 Ibid.
34 Ibid.  
35 Wendy Murray Zoba, “The Hidden Slavery.” Christianity Today, November 2003:72.
36 Dawn Herzog Jewell, “Light Rescue: The ‘business’ of helping the sexually exploited help themselves.” Christianity Today, January 2007:30.
37 Wendy Murray Zoba, “The Hidden Slavery.” Christianity Today, November 2003:72.
38 Ibid.  
39 Ibid.
40 Ibid.  
41 Ibid, 73.
42 Mylinda Baits. http://www.internationalministries.com/places/costa_rica
43 Ibid.
44 Wendy Murray Zoba, “The Hidden Slavery.” Christianity Today, November 2003:73.


Bibliography

Baits, Mylinda. Mylinda Baits. http://www.internationalministries.com/places/costa_rica

Blunt, Sheryl Henderson. “Bondage Breaking: Bill boosts fight against sex and labor
trafficking.”

Jewell, Dawn Herzog. “Light Rescue: The ‘business’ of helping the sexually exploited help
themselves.” Christianity Today, January 2007.

Long, Karen.  “Sex trafficking runs rampant, expert says.”  Christian Century, January 27, 2004.

Zoba, Wendy Murray.  “The Hidden Slavery.” Christianity Today, November 2003.

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