Nefarious: Merchant of Souls

Nearly 21 million people are victims of human trafficking worldwide, with roughly 4.5 million of those victims trafficked for the purpose of sexual exploitation. This statement is both astounding and heartbreaking.

Human trafficking is an international business generating close to 32 billion USD per year, and it is an international travesty.

Armed with these staggering statistics, Benjamin Nolot set out to put a face on the problem of human trafficking, as he travelled the world exposing the violence and exploitation of people from Cambodia to Las Vegas, Neveda.

While many believe the sex industry is a voluntary occupation for adults, you will get a real life view of the reality for these young women, some as young as 13 years old. Nolot will take you from the auction blocks, where they are sold, to the locations they are forced to perform sexual acts with strangers, sometimes up to 40 a night.

As a society, we have kept this dirty little secret under the carpet for far too long. We can no longer live our comfortable, safe lives and ignore the plight of 21 million people who have been enslaved, humiliated, beaten and abused for so long.

God may not have called you out into the front lines to fight the human trafficking, but Nolot will introduce the people who are out there fighting for the lives of these people. We can all get involved, in prayer and support for those helping these women escape this slavery.

I urge you, no I beg you; to come on Saturday, July 26 at 6:30PM to watch the documentary, Nefarious: Merchant of Souls. People are suffering and we cannot pretend the problem does not exist. Do not wait until one of the young women you love becomes a victim of sex trafficking. The lives and souls of these people are at stake. Jesus said:

“Then they also will answer Him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to You?’ Then He will answer them, saying, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to Me.’And these will go away into everlasting punishment, but the righteous into eternal life” (Matthew 25:44-45).

— Staff Writer