We can work to end the sex trade in our lifetime. On the weekend edition of Live the Promise Susie talks with Maegan Nail of Thrive Rescue. She shares what’s being done to rescue and restore exploited children around the world.

Maegan was rocked by the justice movement when she was in college.

“There were times when I would just pack my bags… and I still had three or four months of school left. The Lord just kept saying ‘Thailand.’ I kept saying ‘No, I’m going to Cambodia.’ I finally got on a plane and went to Thailand.”

Maegan was shocked by the blatant trafficking she encountered upon stepping off the plane. “Pattaya is called the Disneyland for adults. It’s so hard to fathom until you actually get off the plane – there is no hiding it there.”

Thrive Rescue is a ministry with several facets:

• Housing under-aged boys and girls

• Educating those coming out of the sex trade and giving them life skills

• Reuniting children with their families when appropriate and healthy

• Working with the courts to seek legal justice for those who have been exploited

• Health check-ups

Maegan offers this suggestion – pray.

“It’s not easy. My hardest day is when I get a call from the police and they bring in a five year old. After all the paperwork is done and the police leave and I’m with this little girl… you see the terror in her eyes. I tuck her into bed and go back to my home and lay there and cry. How can I keep going on? I go back to [Psalm 10]. ‘They should not be afraid of men.’ We’re constantly pouring out into our staff so they don’t get burned out. You’re always broken and you always fall on your knees at the end of the day – that’s the times when you need to go back to Christ to get filled.”

Key Scriptures: Psalm 10:17-18

Theme Song: When the Saints by Sara Groves

Highlight : Learning to be constantly broken

Freedom for children