I arrived from Cambodia at the end of last year. In the capital of the country, Phnom Penh, I bought a book entitled “Sex Slaves, the trafficking of women in Asia”. In the first chapter, “The Market,” I read about facts that we see with our own eyes and which are the cause of our tears and prayers:
“The sex market is spread all over Asia. It is probably more common than in the West” (p.3)
I lost count of the number of young people walking the streets with their sad, subservient, yet surviving and hopeful stares, walking in broad daylight and night in hand with foreign men, consumers of the sex market. We also noticed several children with lost and empty eyes, revealing their childhoods without any protection and innocence still preserved.
Our gaze has been opened to a sad and deep reality that has desperately touched our hearts to intercede before God, to mobilize and influence more people to be a loving response for the future generation in Cambodia, offering to them, our cry, love, and compassion.
I want to summon you to intercede especially for Cambodia!
“We can not, but our prayers can.”
In the next newsletter, I will tell the story of an intercessor who rescues young people who are victims of sex tourism in Cambodia.