Prayers were answered in a mighty way recently when a 13-year-old girl had the courage to run away from a brothel. She contacted authorities and gave them pictures of other girls who were still being held in the brothel.
ZOE Child Rescue (ZCR) was called along with other NGO’s (non-government organizations.) ZOE traveled 14 hours to Northern Thailand. Along with government authorities, ZOE helped create a plan to raid a Karaoke bar which they knew had the girls from the brothel inside.
The plan was a success! The federal police shut down the bar, identified themselves and rescued the 12 girls being held. For the next several hours the ZCR social worker team worked diligently and compassionately to care for these girls until Thai social services was able to get them to safety. The rescue itself was not the end as there was a full weekend of round the clock work to make sure these girls were safe. Before the work was completed, the ZOE team was told to leave the area because it wasn’t safe anymore for them to be there.