New Orleans has been called the "Amsterdam of America." The infamous Bourbon Street is lined with strip clubs, bars, and many more morally depressing attractions. According to Shared Hope International, it is not uncommon that young people be found in these areas held against their will and forced to perform derogatory acts.
Unfortunately, in the times of major sporting events, the influx of trafficking victims rises in the venues were these events occur. New Orleans is no exception.
I don't want my country to have "an Amsterdam." I want my country and my world, for that matter, to have a save place for children and youth. A place where children can be children. Where children and young people can be free, and not be exploited for their innocence. May God protect our children.
Will you take the time in these days to intercede on behalf of New Orleans? Pray for the safety of our young people there. Pray for the rescue and restoration of those who are being trafficked and abused even as you read this blog. Wake up, World! Take our children back, and protect them and raise them to be strong advocates for other children.
Because every child matters!