Instead of shame, their portion will be double; instead of disgrace, they will rejoice over their share. They will possess a double portion in their land; everlasting joy will be theirs. – Isaiah 61:7 (CEB)
That’s Lychanda – a 17-year-old teenager who is a sex slave in Cambodia. To protect her identity we will not show her entire face; it was difficult enough for our mission team to meet with her and get this story out.
She is kept behind door 4D for one purpose only. She must be with several men each day, or she will be beaten. And as bad as that situation is, what she went through before ending up here is unimaginable!
At 16 she was sent away to work for a relative and was sold to a brothel. Realizing she had been tricked by her own family, she was devastated. Lychanda, now just a piece of property to whoever owned her, was sold again, this time in Thailand. There, she was sold yet again for $300.
That’s a car payment for some, a weekend getaway or maybe a utility bill. But I’m not talking about the incidentals of life . . . I’m talking about a young girl’s life!
While I can’t give you the details, we are working even now to secure her rescue and offer her an opportunity for a new life. It’s part of what Mission:RESCUELIFE is all about. This is an outreach that seeks to . . .
Reach out and prevent girls like Lychanda from ever being taken.
Rescue those already enslaved.
Restore their lives with hope for a better future and equip them with job skills.
Your gift today for Mission:RESCUELIFE will be used to help reach out to victims in Cambodia, Thailand, India and Ukraine.
Here is how your gift can help. With each $128 invested in Mission:RESCUELIFE we can reach a child who is headed for disaster, we can rescue one from the physical and emotional prison she’s been forced to survive, or we can restore to one girl the life God created her to lead.