Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Who Is Traveling to London This Summer?

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3:26 PM

This summer, people from at least 205 nations across the world will descend on London as it hosts the 2012 Olympics. Meet two of them:

  • He's a world-class sprinter
  • SHE'S A NORMAL YOUNG GIRL.
  • He's lured by the promise of a gold medal.
  • SHE'S LURED BY THE PROMISE OF A BETTER EDUCATION.
  • His trainer smiles and whispers to him "trust me, you're the best".
  • HER TRAFFICKER SMILES AND WHISPERS TO HER "TRUST ME, IT'S IN YOUR BEST INTERESTS".
  • His entourage take his bags off him.
  • HER TRAFFICKER TAKES HER PASSPORT AND DOCUMENTS.
  • He arrives at the hotel, his national anthem running through his head.
  • SHE ARRIVES AT THE HOTEL, HER TRAFFICKER'S THREATS RUNNING THROUGH HER HEAD.
  • He will be heading to the arena to face his destiny.
  • SHE WILL BE HEADING TO THE BROTHEL TO FACE HERS.
  • How his story ends? It's up to him.
  • HOW HER STORY ENDS? IT'S UP TO US.

It's up to the AIRPORT STAFF to notice her.
It's up to the STAFF IN THAT HOTEL to notice her.
It's up to the GUESTS IN THAT HOTEL to realise something is wrong.
It's up to US TO GO, and say something.

Join us and YWAM Orlando this summer to raise awareness and prevent human trafficking before the Olympic games.

About the author

Joy Muldoon is a full-time missionary and part-time blogger. Read about her travels, adventures, and missions here!