A Movie that shook my conscience..

My husband was watching a movie last night when I went down the basement to kiss him goodnight. I watched 5 mins of what he was watching…and what I saw disturbed my soul to the core. The movie’s title is Trade - a crime drama based on a New York Times Magazine story, starring Kevin Kline who delves into a sordid world of international sex trafficking that leads from Mexico City to a New Jersey stash house. The scenes I saw went like this: It was mid-day, two vans were parked in the middle of nowhere, surrounded by a vast field of tall wilted grasses. A mexican girl of about 11-12 yrs old was being pushed by a 30-something year old Caucasian man toward an elderly man. The older man asked how much, and the Caucasian guy said 80. The client gave him the money and the girl was taken by the client into a cleared pathway among the grasses. As they walked through the pathway, left and right were areas that were cleared and looked like small rooms in a hostel; they literally functioned as “rooms” to service other clients. Each of the rooms was occupied by an elderly client and a young child, and there is a timer set up in front of each of them. It was heart-breaking… children with older people doing things they are not supposed to do. The next scene was a ngiht scene, the same girl, with another young lady, and a young boy, and this time they were inside the back of a moving van. Camera shifts to the passenger seat of the van where a greasly-looking caucasian guy was heating a spoon with drug on it and filling up the syringe with it. The guy went to the back of the van where the children were and grabbed the young boy, forced him to lay sideway, covered his mouth, and started injecting the drug into the vein on his neck… the boy struggled and screamed. The young lady tried to stop the guy but he hit her, and she crawled into the corner to turn her back and cover her ears. The boy continued to struggle and when the guy was done, the boy was thrown back to his seat unconscious. I kept gasping and saying OMG while my husband repeatedly paused the movie and asked me why am I watching it…and that’s where I stopped. I know it was just a movie, but it did something to me. It re-awakened my awareness to the evil that happens around us. I told my husband that right at that very moment we were talking, some child somewhere is being “traded” and I feel very selfish. I told him I know there is nothing I can do to stop it but I can at least pray for these people but I am not… So I told him that I will include them in my prayers from now on and asked him to do the same. I don’t know if I will watch that movie this weekend. I kept thinking about it today, and the scenes playing on my mind make me want to cry. Please pray with me for all the victims of these evil circumstances… God help us.

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