NEW YORK (BP) -- Everyone is looking to be loved. Anna was no exception. While still in her late teens, she met and fell in love with an older man who gave her what she craved. Could he be the one to love and accept me for who I am? she wondered. This longing for love made her vulnerable to her boyfriend, who had ominous plans for their relationship. Over the ensuing months, she would be subtly manipulated into becoming part of his special "art project." Unknowingly, she was trafficked into the world of pornography.
Columnist Raleigh Sadler urges readers to help the vulnerable at Christmas -- particularly victims of human trafficking.
North American Mission Board missionary Raleigh Sadler recounts the loss of a dear friend who "died well," and shares his own journey to where God leads.
Columnist Raleigh Sadler, a college pastor in New York City, conveys a story about valuing the people most of us tend to devalue, such as the homeless people we encounter on the streets.