Advisory: Be careful of what you read on social media. The algorithms used by these platforms have no regard for Biblical truth. They target your emotions to keep you engaged on their site so their advertisers can drop more ads. These platforms exist to enrich their stockholders. Consider God’s promise to Believers in James 1:5, “If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.”
HNewsWire-The danger is not just in far off places. It lurks within the U.S. foster system, too. In testimony before Congress, a young woman who spent her childhood in U.S. foster care explained why children without families are so vulnerable. “[T]raffickers/pimps/exploiters have no fear of punishment because they rely on the lack of attention that occurs when these young people go missing…There are no amber alerts, no posters, when youth from the foster care system go missing.”
Children growing up without families are the most vulnerable beings on our planet. They face greatly elevated risk of virtually every evil known to man, from disease to starvation. This is especially true in regard to human trafficking. Without the protection of a family, a child becomes an ideal target for exploitation.
This explains why studies consistently show that between 60 and 85 percent plus of child victims of trafficking in the US come from the foster system. Whether in the US or around the world, children growing up without families are the most vulnerable beings on the planet.
Youth within the system are more vulnerable to becoming sexually exploited because youth accept and normalize the experience of being used as an object of financial gain by people who are supposed to care for us, we experience various people who control our lives, and we lack the opportunity to gain meaningful relationships and attachments.
In addition, traffickers/pimps/exploiters have no fear of punishment because they rely on the lack of attention that occurs when these young people go missing….There are no amber alerts, no posters, when orphans or youth from the foster care system go missing.
Children in institutional care, including government-run facilities, can be easy targets for traffickers…Children are especially vulnerable when traffickers recognize and take advantage of this need for emotional bonding stemming from the absence of stable parental figures. In addition, the rigid schedules and social isolation of residential institutions offer traffickers a tactical advantage, as they can coerce children to leave and find ways to exploit them…
“Even when a child leaves or ages out of a residential institution, the vulnerability to human trafficking continues…Some traffickers, in recognizing the heightened vulnerability of these children, wait for and target those who leave or age out of institutions.”
That’s where the Church must step in. Certainly, high level advocacy against trafficking — even sharing articles on Facebook or reach-out to the127.org
StevieRay Hansen, retired oilman and Texas Hill Country rancher, leads a team of dedicated staff, volunteers and financial supporters to provide a home for young men upon aging out of the foster care system.
The simple truth is that if we care about human trafficking, we need to care for orphans and foster youth.
The best index to a person’s character is how he treats people
who can’t do him any good, and how he treats people who can’t fight back.
MY MISSION IS NOT TO CONVINCE YOU, ONLY TO INFORM…
Jesus come quick, there is nothing left in society that’s sacred….
Edward O’Hara… Is the whole world experiencing peace and safety? Or is there turmoil and insecurity? No doubt there is the latter. But, Paul gives…Read More
Watchman’s Daily Devotional: The Journey Is Full of Trials. Those Trials Cause Grief, but They Also Accomplish a Purpose. They Prove Our Faith, Like Precious Metal Is Purified by Fire. They Burn out the Impurities of Our Worldly Ideas and Misguided Doctrines
1 Peter 1:6-8 6In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of…Read More
Watchman: Franklin Graham and Donald Trump Engage in Joint Prayer. Just a Look Back: Franklin Graham Said if Jesus Were Walking the Earth Today, He Would Take the Vaccine. Mr. Trump Owns Warp Speed, Which Killed Millions. Their Prayers Should Be About Their Own Souls
There was one person who understood how dangerous vaccines are that was in political life. It was Donald Trump, because this was a big issue…Read More
Watchman: MSNBC, Paul Krugman Is a Misguided Individual With Questionable Views. MSNBC and Paul Krugman Express Concern About “White Rural Rage” Another Example of Academia Bringing What People See as Ungodliness to Rural America, Rural Folks Say Hell No!
This week in undisguised class hatred: the New York Times and MSNBC slobber over a new book on the domestic threat. HNewsWire: “Tom, I’ll start…Read More
FREELY GIVEN THEM… The world is in great turmoil because most have not received these. But, why? God has freely given them. The truth about how…Read More
We make every effort to acknowledge sources used in our news articles. In a few cases, the sources were lost due to a technological glitch. If you believe we have not given sufficient credit for your source material, please contact us, and we will be more than happy to link to your article.