Running Away from Sex Traffickers
By Zsa Zsa Palagyi & Helen Wang
The 700 Club
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CBN.com — After Xia Xia’s father died of a heart attack, a group of men paid her a visit. But they weren’t there to offer condolences. They were there to traffic her.
Mrs. Zhang is a Christian neighbor who heard about the traffickers plan.
She says, “They lied to Xia Xia and told her that they would provide her and her mother with a new home, but they were planning to sell them both for money.”
Traffickers thrive in this region because it’s so remote and impoverished. Xia Xia herself would have been worth just a few hundred dollars.
“They planned to sell her as a child-bride,” remembers Mrs. Zhang. "She would face a life of beatings and intimidation to keep her from escaping.”
Xia Xia confesses, “It always felt like there were bad guys watching me and following me. I desperately wanted someone to save me.”
Mrs. Zhang wanted the same. So she took Xia Xia’s mother to an elderly home and then moved Xia Xia miles away to a safe house run by CBN and Orphan's Promise.
“When she first came here, she was pale and skinny,” Mrs. Zhang says. “So we met her physical needs. And we told her about the love of the Lord and taught her to read the Bible. Since then, she’s received the Lord as her Savior. And now, her life is much better!
Xia Xia smiles and declares, “I’m not afraid anymore. I know the Lord will always be with me and always protect me. I have my own bed and I sleep well every night. It’s like I have a real family. I’m really grateful the Lord gave me a home like this."
Mrs. Zhang concludes, “I thank CBN and Orphan’s Promise because without your help, there would be no safe home for Xia Xia or any of these children. You have given them a place where there is love and support. And children’s hearts are being healed. You are truly servants of the Lord.”
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