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Sex Trafficking in Texas: Healing the Soul

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Laws, enforcement, citizen vigilance, and safe places are all needed to stop sex trafficking. But a leader in the fight against the modern slave trade says the most important part is someone the government has tried to suppress.

Every year, there are 29.1 million sex trafficking victims in America, and it’s estimated more than 300,000 of them are children. In June, Texas Scorecard interviewed Pastor Heather Schott of The Justice Reform, a nonprofit organization in Fort Worth against sex trafficking. She explained how it is all around us in the Lone Star State, targeting men, women, and children. Schott emphasized victims’ need for a safe place to escape, and outlined what officials statewide—and you—can do to fight trafficking.

She also described the horrific pain of those enslaved, and the wounds left in their minds, bodies, and souls.

In this last piece, Schott shared what TJR has seen heal and restore lives before their eyes.

“Some of our survivors, within six months, we’ve moved them into apartments. They have full-time jobs, are sharing their story around the nation in churches and at conferences, are writing books, [and] are living successful, incredible joy-filled lives,” she told Texas Scorecard.

Schott said these results are not because of her or anyone at TJR. “They were healed and set free by Jesus.”

In today’s popular culture, mentioning Christ and the Bible can generate controversy and backlash. Yet, Schott said the Son of God is the One restoring these shattered souls, replacing their misery with melody.

“The biggest difference between other programs and what The Justice Reform is doing is that Jesus Christ is at the center of it,” she said. “The results, with what TJR’s done so far, speak volumes.”

Contrast that with the LGBTQ values Schott noticed in our public schools, where God was kicked out long ago.

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