Monday, March 29, 2010

Day 3 Part 1 - One of the faces of human trafficking


Today was emotional. There is no other way to describe meeting a young eunich in the red light area this afternoon. He is an orphan. A number of years ago he came to the city looking to find a job. He never knew the cruel and awful pain he would go through when he came here. Gangs of eunichs here are on the look out for young boys that are new in the city, runaways. Then they befriend them and often drug them and make them into eunichs without their knowledge. We don't know Anand's exact story of how he became a eunich, but his original intent in coming here was to find a job.

Now he is an orphan, and a eunich. He is not a he anymore. He dresses as a young woman, but really he has no gender. When they did the surgery they botched it, leaving him maimed & without the ability to urinate properly. His stomach is so bloated, and he is in terrible pain. We all shed tears as we listened to the story.

Anand came to see our friend who works among these people asking for her help. We surrounded Anand and prayed. Prayed for healing, prayed for the Lord to intervene. We all cried.

Psalms 10:17-18 " LORD, You know the hopes of the helpless. Surely you will listen to their cries and comfort them. You will bring justice to the orphans and the oppressed, so people can no longer terrify them."

Lord help us to do our part.

For this particular blog post I will not post any pictures of faces to protect the identity of those working in this area.

2 comments:

  1. You just keep opening our eyes! Thank you for touching them and being our hands and (most importantly)God's hands of love.

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