Trafficking in India


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.


My husband and I spent 22 years working with African young people in South Africa under Apartheid, which deepened my passion for the disenfranchised. During regular returns to the US I earned my MA in Communications at Wheaton Graduate School. Later I became head of publications for Partners International and edited a quarterly magazine. In the 90's I directed the AD2000 Women's Track networking with thousands of international women leaders in Christian ministry. I have written/published twelve books on missions, biography, fiction, most recently two biographical novels about Dr. Katharine Bushnell, nineteenth century crusader against what is known today as trafficking. Daughters of Deliverance and The Queen's Daughters are available in Kindle as well as print on Amazon. I was married to Allen, now deceased, my lifelong sweetheart. We had four sons,( one deceased,) one daughter, and 18 grandchildren. How can I help but praise God for the full life He's given me, and the opportunities even in my senior years, to live purposefully.

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