Heroin is a Bad Boyfriend

“I had no idea this type of help was available.” These were the words that rang in my ears throughout the night and into the early morning, as I counted the hours for the sun to appear.  Asmine*, a forty-two … Continue reading

Men Who Buy Sex, Part 1: Sin is Trafficked Goodness

I sat with a man named Jeffrey who had been arrested on charges of soliciting prostitution. He is one of the tens of thousands of Seattle’s johns. In our first session together, Jeffrey remarked, “Friday afternoons are always the most … Continue reading

5 Considerations When Starting an Anti-trafficking Organization

On a monthly basis, REST receives inquiries from people all over the country who are considering starting an anti-trafficking organization and are looking for a “how-to.” We are so grateful to be receiving these requests and know first-hand how important … Continue reading

COUNTING THE COST OF JUSTICE

I imagine most of you who attended REST’s Sex Trafficking & the Gospel event this past weekend are still considering the powerful teachings presented. I am, too. In fact, I’ve spent the weekend pondering the sharp, yet truthful words shared … Continue reading

SEX TRAFFICKING & THE GOSPEL: IS THERE CAUSE TO DESPAIR?

It would seem there is cause to despair.  Hundreds of girls and young women are being bought and sold for sex every night in Seattle.  They are forced to endure repeated acts of violent sexual exploitation for the profit of … Continue reading