Fighting for the One
by Natasha Chilikina
For months we have been praying daily that God will intervene and rescue the millions of women, children, and men, who are being sold as slaves. FRM/FRMA is taking a STAND in prayer, believing ONLY GOD is big enough to defeat this global tragedy.
I have seen firsthand how dark and evil the traffickers in Kenya are. It greatly strengthened my resolve to persevere in prayer when God intervened for one young woman named Christine.
Saturday afternoon after our Bible Study at Calvary Chapel Nairobi, Esther came to me and asked for prayer. Her 17 year old daughter, Christine, left home Friday evening and no one had seen or heard from her since. Esther was afraid she would never see her daughter again. We asked God to miraculously protect her from any harm and especially to protect her from being captured by traffickers; slavery is the number one threat against women like Christine in Kenya.
The traffickers abduct young women every day in Kenya. A recent news report said that 400 women go missing every month in Kenya. 400 women that are daughters, sisters, wives, and mothers JUST LIKE YOU and JUST LIKE ME! They are being exploited, violated, oppressed, and enslaved. They are forced to prostitute their bodies and someone else takes all the money. They are sold over and over again –to satisfy some uncaring selfish person’s unbridled lust.
It’s UNFAIR, and
I have a daughter too, just a little older than Christine, and I could understand the fear and pain in Esther’s heart. I asked her to give me a call if she found out anything about Christine and kept praying. Sunday morning, I was so blessed to see Esther and her beautiful daughter at church! God spared Christine!
I sat with Christine and told her openly and in love exactly how dangerous it is to be out alone. I told her how cunning the predators are and how devastated a sex slave feels. I encouraged her to be careful and to never leave home without telling her mother where she is going, and Christine heard me and now understands the dangers waiting for her.
I realized that ONE young woman was taken out of the mouth of the lion. Christine is now less likely to be abducted and to be deceived. God took our little seeds of faith and He increased it in Christine. If she goes and tells ONE friend then ONE more girl can be spared…
I guess what I am trying to say is EVERY ONE is a victory. Jesus said that He would leave 99 sheep to look for ONE. It was clear He wanted us to do the same. I have decided that I will keep going out looking for any ONE I can help. God rescued me. God spared my daughter. I believe that by deliberately interceding ONE more will be saved….again and again…because Jesus NEVER stops seeking!
It was also great to see Esther smiling again. God truly answered our prayers.
“This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of Him” – I John 5:14-15