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Stop The Exploitation of Children – Some Must Know Facts Regarding It

by on Jul.13, 2011, under Travel

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While I was travelling with John Smithwick on various Global Ventures mission trips and working on the Thailand Harvest Plan, I came to know about the growing evil of Thailand and that was actually the exploitation of children. According to Bob Scott who is the co-founder of Thailand Harvest Plan, children who are approximately 10 years old are exploited daily in Thailand. They are also sold into prostitution at a rapidly increasing rate. The statistics that I have found are literally unbelievable.

* According to the Sirirat Pusurinkham’s article, “Girls who are approximately 10-12 years old are forced to serve men in the sex industry. Most of them have to do sex with approximately ten to fifteen men every day. Sometimes, this limit may exceed to as many as 20 to 30. ”

* More than 400,000 children who are not more than 16 years old are exploited very badly in various Thailand clubs, brothels and bars.

Unfortunately, the majority of Thai families are given very few opportunities for financial gain. Most are faced with extreme poverty and no hope for a way out. It’s because of these circumstances and the lack of alternatives that parents so easily sell their children into a life of exploitation and prostitution.

One article in the Pattaya Daily News says that, “It is not uncommon to hear of a child being rented out or sold by their family for financial gain, sometimes for as little as a Baht2,000-3,000. ” That’s roughly 60-90 US dollars. What a terrible reality that people could be so desperate that they would knowingly sell their children into a life of prostitution and for so very little. It’s hard for my western mind to grasp how anyone could knowingly allow their child to be exploited at all and much less for a mere 60 US dollars.

The truth of the matter is the people of Thailand are in need of the truth of Jesus Christ. There’s not enough money to end poverty all together so that won’t solve the problem. Cracking down on the criminals who are buying and exploiting these children in a life of prostitution is great and should be done, but even that won’t solve everything. As long as there are people out there willing to pay for these exploited children, there will be people willing to sell them.

However, you can’t sell what no one is willing to buy. So what can be done? How can things really even begin to change in Thailand? Change begins when the hearts of the people change. And the only one who has the power to bring about that change is Jesus Christ. So how can we help? We have to get Jesus Christ to the people.

Well, I would like to tell you that the current statistics of Thailand is very grim and there is very little hope regarding it. Now, Bob Scott and John Smithwick are working together and making strides for changing the nation of Thailand.

Global Ventures Mission Trip

John Smithwick is actually bringing in teams of Christians from all over North America on Global Ventures mission trips in Thailand. These Christians are given the basic tools needed to effectively minister the Gospel of Jesus Christ through Street Evangelism and Mass Crusades.

I would like to tell you that I have also been a part of five Global mission trips that were made to Thailand. I experienced that the Gospel of Jesus Christ can put in a huge effect on the lives of people.

The Thailand Harvest Plan

The next piece of the puzzle is the Thailand Harvest Plan. A long-term plan to help facilitate the Thai people who receive Jesus Christ as their Lord through the efforts of the Global Ventures teams. The goal is to be able to plant a church in a new city along with each Global Ventures mission trip and mass crusade. This provides a place for all of the new Christians to go and be trained.

Bob Scott has also worked to train Thai nationalists to fulfill their different roles within the churches. He has also helped them to evangelize and share the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It’s really amazing to see that what all is happening in Thailand.

It is evident in the Thais who have received Jesus as Lord that there has truly been a change in their hearts and their lives. Change is happening and there is a hope for the future of Thailand, but it’s only just begun.

Make a difference. Join Global Ventures on a mission trip in Thailand. Thailand is waiting.

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