Sponsors with ties to both Africa and Europe lure African teenage girls out of the continent. These European men promise jobs as maids or au pairs, opportunities for higher education and have even given loans to pay for their trip into what is perceived to be a chance to make something of their lives. When they arrive, the girls are forced into sex slavery or trafficking to an abundance of white men and military personnel. The perpetrators take the girls’ passports and other official documents. The girls are unable to seek help from authorities because they fear being deported. Read more
Their fear of deportment over being a sex slave reminds me of “stockholm syndrome, or capture-bonding, is a psychological phenomenon in which hostages express empathy and sympathy and have positive feelings toward their captors, sometimes to the point of defending and identifying with the captors.”
Psychological damage to this degree is not necessarily a death sentence, but it will take a whole lot of deliberate work. The most important work is having the mind to call on the Creator. This may be very difficult as your anger toward God boils for why he allowed you to be a victim.
As the dust settles, you must come to understand that Jesus is your only way out. No one else can raise themselves from the dead, but God and God give this power to his children. Both after death and in the present as you become a new creature with new revelation.
Slavery does not limit God’s power and in the Old Testament we see many stories of God’s triumph for his enslaved people. Become a child of God through confessing your sins and believing in your heart that God raised Jesus from the dead. Run after him and let the peace that passes all understanding guard your heart.
You will have to fight. But victory is promised to those who are in Christ.