A seemingly benign athletic event has evil written around its hosting city with predator eyes. All I am talking about is World Cup in South Africa to begin this weekend and go on until mid-July. Why is it such a big deal?
You can read some of the stories, one in particular from TIMES magazine, showing the increase in demand of sex trafficking during similar large sporting events. According to one pimp in the article, (paraphrased) "I'm looking forward to making more money during World Cup." (by using innocent children and young people for perhaps fifty dollars or less, all of which goes straight to the pimp). They may be assaulted twenty to thirty times a day. Read the article . http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1952335,00.html
Maybe this will make you cry. I hope you will. I hope the news causes you to intercede on behalf of our future generation.
Please stand in the gap for South Africa. Like Shared Hope's Linda Smith says, " If there were no demand, there would be no supply." Pray for rescue and restoration of the young lives. There needs to be a Holy Spirit revolution in that place. Let it begin with our prayer.
Because every child matters!