Book Two of the Katharine Bushnell series takes place in India. Kate and her friend Bess are asked to secretly visit and expose the sequestering of young girls in the British cantonments for the soldiers’ pleasure.
Now 125 years later young Indian girls are still being bought, stolen, kidnapped– kept prisoner– for the sexual pleasures of men who care nothing about their lives or the purpose for which God created them.
I read this on Mission Network News yesterday:
Rody Rodeheaver of IN Network USA says India contains a large percentage of the 27 million men, women and children trapped in modern-day slavery around the world. It has more than 1.2 million child prostitutes and hundreds of children are trafficked from Nepal to Mumbai each week.
Last year, around 250 kids were recued along the Nepal-India border. That’s where a home supported by IN Network is saving little girls from being trafficked.
Prasanna and Arpana Khaling began Sano Diyo (Little Lighhouse) in 2002. They had just graduatd from Bible College and were seeking God’s will for their lives.
They could’ve done any number of things, but their lives were intersected by two little girls who ended up on their doorstep,” says Rodeheaver. “And they saw, in these two little girls, the opportunity to make a difference.”
What started with two girls has grown to 35. They’ve been saved from an unspeakable future and are now getting warm meals, the Gospel and a life-changing education.