Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Outraged

Did you know that according to the US Department of State, approximately 600,000 – 800,000 people are bought and sold across international borders each year; 50% are children, most are female. The majority of these victims are forced into the commercial sex trade. For more details such as this, visit this site.

I watched a television special on child trafficking with my husband. As a mother of three daughters, I couldn’t stop the ache in my heart long after the show was over. I couldn’t get the image of these poor girls’ faces out of my mind. The horrors these children endure in their own poverty-stricken country is horrible enough, but to be brought to America and be further exploited and abused is appalling. When my outrage settled deep inside me, I knew I had to write a story about this most serious issue. Thus, DELIVER US FROM EVIL was born. It releases February 2010.

4 comments:

Ron Estrada said...

Sometimes we wonder if fiction is a serious tool for doing God's work. I think this is a perfect example of how it happens. You're here for a reason. You've also been a great inspiration for me and a lot of others. God bless you and may the little dream factory between your ears never run dry!

Robin Caroll said...

I think God uses our fiction in a lot of ways, Ron. And thanks....you rock!

Rachel said...

Trafficking is something I write about too. There is not near enough talk about it and far too many people have no idea it even exists, and even fewer realize that the most popular destination is the US.

Dineen A. Miller said...

You did a great job showing it realistically too, girl. :-)