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Jeremy Lin Of The Toronto Raptors Shares His Heartbreaking Encounter With Human Trafficking

"This trip changed my perspective"

Jeremy Lin Of The Toronto Raptors Shares His Heartbreaking Encounter With Human Trafficking
Jeremy Lin Of The Toronto Raptors Shares His Heartbreaking Encounter With Human Trafficking

On a recent trip to Asia, star basketball player Jeremy Lin, together with Pastor Eugene Cho witnessed the horrors of human trafficking first hand. This has led to him changing the way he views a few things…

Jeremy’s trip to Asia

Jeremy teamed up with two Asian-based charities, One Day’s Wages and the Hug Project. Their objective is to raise awareness and support for all affected by human trafficking.

Before leaving for Asia, Jeremy asked for prayer in an email to his supporters: “I’m praying for an awesome trip where I expand my perspective on the world and find conviction from the Holy Spirit on who to partner with for my foundation.”

An answer to prayer

Pastor Eugene Cho, the humanitarian leader of “One Day’s Wages” posted a picture of Jeremy and himself investigating the red light communities in Bangkok, where there are some 10,000 sex workers.

This represents a huge number of people who are abused or exploited every day and most of them are children, according to Gospel Herald.

 

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When @jlin7 and @onedayswages began our partnership this past year, I was taken back that he didn’t just want to make a financial donation but shared that he and his team also wanted to genuinely learn more about the various issues of global justice – both challenges and hopeful aspects. We talked about taking a trip together but I honestly didn’t think his team would follow through. Not that I questioned their heart but his schedule is crazy and he’s constantly training. Add my schedule – even without training. But by God’s grace, it happened. We’ve been traveling throughout Thailand this past week and learning the various nuances, challenges and complexities around girls’ empowerment … patriarchy, poverty, trafficking, education, government, law enforcement, and the list goes on. Earlier this week, we walked through one of the red light districts in Bangkok where on any given night, there are 10,000 sex workers. I’ve been here several times before but it’s still as heavy and painful. Many of these sex workers are from rural areas, the hill tribes, and migrants from neigboring countries. I’m deeply appreciative of Jeremy and his team for joining me this week. Grateful for the various NGOs that hosted us to share their passion and heartaches. Can’t wait to share more as I make my way back home. #jlin7 #jeremylin #onedayswages #ODWandJLIN

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A heartbreaking experience

“We’ve been traveling throughout Thailand this past week and learning the various nuances, challenges, and complexities around girls’ empowerment… patriarchy, poverty, trafficking, education, government, law enforcement, and the list goes on,” Pastor Cho revealed.

“Earlier this week, we walked through one of the red light districts in Bangkok where on any given night, there are 10,000 sex workers. I’ve been here several times before but it’s still as heavy and painful. Many of these sex workers are from rural areas, the hill tribes, and migrants from neighboring countries,” he continued.

“I’m deeply appreciative of Jeremy and his team for joining me this week. Grateful for the various NGOs that hosted us to share their passion and heartache.”

 

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Gods not asking me to be perfect, just to be WILLING to follow #doasYoumay #hereamI #tunnelvision (📷: @tysonbeck)

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Jeremy and his team

Jeremy Lin’s successful NBA career and busy training schedule did not hinder him from helping a hurting world in Bangkok. His willingness to help and be used by God will make a huge difference.

Jeremy shared the picture that Pastor Cho posted on in his Instagram account, with the simple caption: “This trip changed my perspective for real.”

Let’s continue to pray for an end to Human trafficking. As Jeremy writes, “God’s not asking me to be perfect, just to be WILLING.” Let’s be willing to serve Him and others.

This article was compiled by the GOD TV team.

Reference: Gospel Herald

 

 

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