It amazed me how she could share such painful experiences without shedding a single tear. But things changed when I asked if her parents were involved in her trafficking. Her immediate response was an adamant, "No!" Of course this seemed difficult to believe considering the young age at which she was first trafficked, and that she continued to live with her parents for the first two years of her being trafficked. So I said, "If you really want your sisters protected you need to let us know everyone that was involved in trafficking you."
This time, in halting words, she explained that it was her parents who first took her to the man who trafficked her. It was her parents that took her to him over and over for the next two years. Now the tears flowed. And it was clear that of all the unbelievably painful abuses she has suffered the betrayal by her parents was by far the most painful...the one most difficult from which to heal...the most difficult to forgive.
Please pray for her and all the girls of ARC as most suffer from this same betrayal. Pray for their healing, for the grace to forgive.