The night of July 17,2012.
It will forever be one of the experiences seared into my mind, and heart, that fuel my passion to combat this issue of human trafficking, and sexual exploitation.
Teams often come to work with me, here in Thailand, with hopes of “rescuing” a girl. I tell them right away to dump that mindset, and instead become a farmer… Being obedient to God’s prompting as to whether He wants them to plant, water, or harvest…. but to always be led by His Spirit first and foremost.
It’s not about “rescuing” a girl, so much as it is being obedient to what God is asking you to do…especially if it’s to pray.
I really just wanted to be obedient to God. In that, He lead me to a bar like none other I have been to before. He opened up connections, and relationships that were truly divine appointments and His timing.
Here’s some of what the evening looked like.
Facts not shown in the video:
- It was not tourist high season, and so I was pretty obvious walking in the streets, so I had to video with my camera positioned low. Sorry for the shakey footage.
- I saw 3 different groups of ladies “dancing” on the stage during my time there, about 30 ladies, and the evening was just beginning.
- Two of the waitresses I spoke with have FB friended me, and one of the dancers that I spoke to, literally for a minute. I have been in communication with all of them still.<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/46212958″>Quest to Find the City of Angels-The Night</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/user3629705″>Bethsaida Portalatin</a> on <a href=”http://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a>.</p>
The next video I post up will share how YOU can be a part of combating this evil in Angeles City.
May we all do our part.