Elizabeth Good, who has spent years working to eradicate sexual exploitation, is launching an educational program to help people who have been harmed by trafficking. She reports that one out of three little girls and one out of five little boys carries the secret of their sexual abuse, and much of the time, that is something that happens at home.
"So really, that's the root where the enemy opens the door and a kid gets derailed," Good relays. "They don't know what love is, and they go from one bad thing to a worse thing. Typically a good percentage of them that will run from abusive homes will run into the arms of a trafficker."
In an effort to help such individuals recover from the deep harm and emerge as productive job-working citizens with healed spirits, Good established The Foundation United. Part of its service is training through Free with E, and that includes churches.
"We have curriculum for the schools. We've been in the hospitals [and with] law enforcement, educating everyone," Good details. "But with the church, we're doing it through the ministry side, because it is time that they start having these conversations. There needs to be systemic training in our churches, because the world is longing for it because it's happening, and it's happening without the church being the lead. We need to be the lead of helping to solve it and a place to heal."
Good points out that the church should, after all, be the ideal place for healing.