Pedophiles. Pimps. Traffickers. These people perpetrate and perpetuate the industry of child sex trafficking, taking advantage of the vulnerable and profiting off of the innocent. These people are the start of the vicious cycle. Reaching them is crucial in defeating child sex trafficking.
In Svay Pak, Cambodia, The Lord’s Gym is a free workout center where our staff develop relationships with traffickers, sharing the truth about salvation through Christ and the inherent evil of the industry.
Sokunthy was notorious for trafficking young girls. Every day, he attended The Lord’s Gym where he was prayed for by the staff, heard the truth about the evil he was perpetuating within the community, and was invited to church. One day, AIM was called to help two very young girls who had been raped by their brother. It was Sokunthy. When he didn’t come to the gym the following day, AIM’s pastor went and told him, “You know we hate what you did. But the truth is, the gym is the Lord’s gym. And no matter what you’ve done He’ll forgive you. We want you to come back.” He came back the next day, agreeing to go to church. Once there, he stood up and said, “I know what I was doing was wrong, and I am never going to do it again.” AIM discipled him and helped him get a new job. There, he makes a clean $50 a month compared to the thousands he would make in trafficking. Through the power of prayer and the working of God’s Holy Spirit, he has not hurt another child and is completely transformed.
If you are tired of just knowing about the problem, this training is for you. AIM Sex Trafficking Prevention Course will move you from Awareness to Action.
AIM’s Clayton and Emily Butler have developed 8 crucial sessions ranging from information, case studies and interactive homework, that will make your group or church successful in strategizing against and defeating sex trafficking in your city.Overview of Training
Session 1: Introduction
Session 2: Defining Human Trafficking
Session 3: Why the Church is the Answer
Session 4: A Case for Hope and the Prevention Template
Session 5: Intercepting Supply
Session 6: Confronting Demand Part 1 – In the World through Legislation and Law Enforcement
Session 7: Confronting Demand Part 2 – In the Church and in Our Hearts
Session 8: Transforming Facilitators
Session 9: Application×
It’s easy for someone to hear about the evil of human trafficking and feel hopeless or helpless. I was there several years ago. It can be paralyzing. But the truth is we CAN do something about it. Clayton’s focus on practical and immediate actions is absolutely necessary for any human trafficking course. A class on human trafficking should move people, not leave them feeling paralyzed. Awareness + Action = Abolition.”
Daphne Phung, Executive Director and Founder
Clayton Butler is a credible, authentic, deeply devoted and highly effective abolitionist in the fight against the 21st century slave trade. He is one of those rare individuals who inspires me to believe that we really can turn the tide of this great injustice. It has been my great privilege to learn from Clayton as a personal hero for the past three years. His work, character, and devotion to the victims of sex trafficking is transcended only by his love for God. A true example to those of us seeking to end slavery.”
Benjamin Nolot, President and Founder