Human Trafficking: Hidden in Plain Sight (AIG)

After spending much time researching the topic of human trafficking, I continue to be struck by the pervasiveness of this problem that seems to be hidden in our plain sight. It is a very wicked aspect in our world today.

With Faith Church’s continuing desire to work on a project designed to offer at least one small solution to the problem of trafficking in Indiana, I am finding more information on this problem. Recently, I read this article from Answers in Genesis (AIG) discussing the prevalence of child abuse in many of the victims’ lives and continued abuse as prostitutes. It is a very dangerous life and many do not live beyond age 34 I am told. Read the article linked above for one person’s increased awareness of this issue.

Please pray for us to have wisdom as we work to offer a solution in the Tippecanoe County area and beyond. James 1:5 tells us: If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.

-Pastor Mark E. Shaw (confident God will give us His wisdom to do His work in Indiana and beyond)

Mark Shaw
Mark Shaw has 22 years of counseling experience working in a variety of settings including faith-based residential programs, dealing with issues surrounding “addictions” of all types, and supervising staff positions. His experience in the biblical counseling field began in 2001. He has written 14 published works including The Heart of Addiction; Relapse: Biblical Prevention Strategies; Divine Intervention: Hope and Help for Families of Addicts; Addiction-Proof Parenting; and Hope and Help for Self-Injurers/Cutters. He also co-authored a chapter in Christ-Centered Biblical Counseling (2013).