I found this powerful picture and caption on one of my little sister’s friend’s Facebook. I don’t know who originally wrote it, but I wanted to share it here because it’s poignant and beautifully written:
“The Super Bowl is one of the largest sporting events in the world. It is also the largest human trafficking incident in the United States. In 2011 the super bowl saw an estimated 10,000 sex workers brought into Miami, most of which were women and children. This year alone, traffickers could fill the stadium twice with American trafficked victims. The cost of a 30-second super bowl ad will hit $4 million this year, roughly the same cost as 44,444 slaves. Those of us that live in freedom are responsible for those who don’t. The greatest of all mistakes is to do nothing because you think you can only do little. We all can do something to end slavery. By spreading awareness on social media, you have the ability to create a movement that travels across the globe. We need to pray and we need to be a voice…because their lives are worth saving.”
I pray we can put an end to human trafficking, and see these young women — women just like you and me — set free.