Rescue is not an event. It is a process.
This is what Transitions Global believes when it comes to helping victims of sex trafficking. And I think I would have to agree with them. Their website goes on to explain that freedom without a future is just another form of slavery.
How can we offer a future to girls who have been exploited? Teach them skills? Help them start a business? I think that though these are part of the process, a bigger, even more substantial part must be our willingness to change oursevles and our attitude of “us” and “them.” Are we willing to open our homes and really get to know those who are suffering and overcoming trauma? Are we willing to live in a community context? Are we willing to listen to their stories? Are we willing to learn a new language so we can communicate better? Are we willing to live on less so we can give more?
I know lots of people who don’t like talking about human trafficking because it is an uncomfortable topic. We must get over our selfishness and change this problem from the inside out. The only way that rescue becomes a process instead of an event is when we change our mindset and change our lifestyle accordingly.