I remember a pastor friend of mine in Moldova telling me about a lady in his church who had responded to an advertisement for a domestic housekeeper in another country. Upon arrival at her new location, her passport was taken from her and she was locked up and forced into sexual servitude. She eventually escaped her captors and returned to Moldova. My pastor friend spent many hours counseling her from the Scriptures to help her deal with her experience.
Because of his involvement in fighting human trafficking and his training in biblical counseling, he was better prepared to help this woman. There are many resources on the internet that will help you learn about this problem. You may find a list of recommended resources at www.symposiachristi.com/resources/. Attendance at symposiums and conferences on the topic is another way to learn more about the problem.
Symposiachristi.com sponsors annual symposiums on the campus of Purdue University on various topics. This year the topic is “Human Dignity, Slavery and Sex Trafficking” and will be held Friday, January 31st and Saturday, February 1st in the Elliot Hall of Music. You may find the schedule at www.symposiachristi.com/schedule-of-events/.