I now know that sex slaves are regularly exploited in rooms in hotels that I routinely pass and vulnerable young teens in my community are among those who need our protection. One of the potential victims could be your child or the child of someone you know.
As long as there are eager customers and huge profits to be made, such slavery is unlikely to be completely wiped out. However, there are things we can do to combat it. In this article you will meet police officers and politicians, potential and former victims, and church members who are doing what they can to make a difference. They need our support and encouragement.
Each of us has a role to play that should not be underestimated, even if as Bev Harvey, whom you will meet, observes,
“Sometimes you just have to sit there, be silent, and let them talk.”
Q & A begins a new series in this issue that is written to encourage a deeper exploration of Call to Spiritual Renewal. The first article considers how praying can deepen spiritual discipleship, p.15.
If you visit family or friends who make their home in a dementia-care facility, you may find something helpful in Homing cries, p. 9.
As we make our 40-day Lenten wilderness journey, there’s some sustenance in The truth about the wilderness, p. 21.
Kenn Ward, Editor