One of the bravest little girls we’ve helped in this past year is a little 9-year-old girl who we found working on the streets of Pattaya, Thailand. Jen (not her real name) was trafficked from Cambodia into Thailand, believing her Mom would meet her when she got off the bus in Pattaya. But when she arrived, she was taken to an apartment and kept there by a Cambodian trafficker, forced to sell flowers during the night tourist hours, and beg during the day. Her mom never came.
In a month, Jen was re-sold for $300 to another trafficker and her job duties changed – she was now forced to sell gum in a sex tourist area at night and massage foreign men for money.
When our team found her, Jen came forward and told us about all the horrific things that were happening to her. We called the police and after a rive-hour raid, they were able to rescue Jen and apprehend the trafficker. Jen was placed into a shelter in Bangkok for processing, where she has spent over a year in the legal system.
SPECIAL PRAYER REQUEST: This week, we are excited to finally be able to transfer our little girl from the shelter in Bangkok to a safe home in Cambodia! Jen has endured so much already and our team wants to ensure her protection and future in a good Christian home for the long term.
Please pray with us that Jen has an easy transition back to Cambodia and that she is able to receive the healing and restoration that she needs. Pray that she easily makes new friends and gets to know Jesus, the best Friend of all!
Jen is one of God’s little miracles and we are so honored that we are able to be part of her restoration.