by Janet Marie Napper, President & Founder of Global GOGirl
As the world scrambles to help the cause and effect of abuse (sexual, physical, verbal, emotional and financial) upon the women and children of the world, God knew from the beginning how to give hope, healing and confidence so that they could live a full life blessed of Him. I know I was one of those abused children who carried its effects into my adult life.
Never has there been a time in history other than the accounts of Sodom and Gomorrah where women and children would be under open attack with regard to sexual exploitation and abuse of all kinds.
Social Media displays our little girls, young ladies and women in a way that leaves a hunger and rage in the minds of depraved men whose desire is to attack and abuse these precious souls who were created by God.
God always sends a “deliverer” who can reach these precious broken souls who are on the verge of total destruction at the hands of their abusers; a leader, a king, the church, or a man/woman of God to establish righteousness and justice upon the earth for the benefit of all people.
Because Abraham did righteousness and justice, God was able to give him what He promised (Genesis 18:16—19).
God saw David, a man after His own heart and made him king to do righteousness and justice (1 Samuel 13:14 & Acts 13:22).
The foundation of God’s throne is righteousness and justice (Psalm 89:14).
All scripture is inspired of God to bring correction and training in righteousness so that we all will be equipped for every good work which includes establishing God’s justice (2 Timothy 3:16).
The church should not be silent while the world addresses the worst social injustice of our times. As followers of Jesus Christ it is our duty to take up the cause for the brokenhearted, rejected, cast down and hopeless ones (the abused) who God puts in our path.
Sex trafficking, beside death itself, is the most horrific of all abuses.
The average age of entry into porn and prostitution is 12 years old. The sale of child pornography has become over a $3 Billion a year industry. 1 out of 5 pornographic images are of a child with over 100,000 websites offering child pornography on the internet. 55% of internet child pornography comes from the United States.
Many women in porn admit they’ve experienced sexual, physical, verbal abuse and neglect by parents, which ultimately led them to the porn industry with violent and aggressive sexual behavior. In one study, 60% of men claimed they would rape a woman “if there were no chance of getting caught.” Studies also show that pornography can influence individuals’ attitudes toward women.
Domestic minor sex trafficking (DMST), which is the commercial sexual exploitation of children through buying, selling, or trading their sexual services, is happening within our borders. Forms of domestic minor sex trafficking include prostitution, pornography, stripping, and other sexual acts. At least 100,000 American children are being used for porn or prostitution every year. Most prostituted children have a pimp.
How can we, the church help these victims of the abuse? First by EDUCATION which leads to PREVENTION!!
Global GOGirl (globalgogirl.org) has a program called Overcoming Abuse Gods Way. This training is for community leaders and gives the profile of an abused woman with the cause and effects.
NO MORE LIES is a new campaign Global GOGirl started at the beginning of 2013 that simply states; you are not your circumstances but rather who God says you are.
If we could take the mandate to love God and love others and give the constant unconditional love of God to victims of abuse in a simple practical way while disciplining, these precious souls that God created, they too can overcome the cause and effects of abuse just like I did.
To God be the glory for His faithfulness forever and ever.
Janet Marie is the proud mother of six children, Peter, Christopher, Tara and Richard and newly Kenneth Jr. and Shelby. Between them all she is just as proud of her grandchildren, Christopher, Destiny, Robbin, Alexander, Giovanni, Mackenzie, Caden, Wyntre and Liam.
Janet Marie”s husband, Kenneth, is a testimony of God’s redemption and restoration. Together they complete each other for themselves and the work of God. Kenneth has recently birthed a Men’s Fellowship at their local church. His heart is to be used of God to bring healing and restoration back to men for their families. He supports the calling of his wife Janet by prayer and giving to the ministry of Global GOGirl. Together they pray daily for each other and thank God for His amazing love and faithfulness. Janet is a Chaplain and a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors.
Having been left in an apartment at age two for dead, Janet’s life story is one of amazing grace. Her book, due to publish in the summer of 2012, Overcoming Abuse Gods Way, Rags to Riches, tells of her tragedy to triumph in Christ Jesus.
For more information contact Janet directly at Global GOGirl!