Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Under the Red Lights

We went shopping a few nights ago on the street in Pattaya. While walking around we took a turn down a soi (side street). Suddenly, it wasn't clothes or shoes or hats for was women for sale.

It's amazing what happened when I walked into the Red Light District for the first time....when I really saw the horror close up. Suddenly I didn't react how I expected to react. It's as if my body took over, involuntarily, to protect and preserve me. I just SHUT DOWN. Mentally and emotionally it's as if someone flipped a switch. I just went NUMB.

Here's a glimpse of what we saw that night. Take note that this is just ONE little side street, and that it wasn't even in the worst area. Rusty interviewed me to capture some of the raw emotion I was feeling in response to what we experienced...

(*note - you may want to make the video full screen so that you can really see everything... we only have a little bit of footage and it may be hard to see because it goes by quickly.)


  1. Thank you for sharing this.
    I will definitely be praying for both of you as you take on these streets and strive to help the people of Thailand.
    And praying for the people that you will be touching, that God would soften their hearts now and they would be open to what you two have to bring to them.

    God Bless You Both.

  2. I'm speechless guys... thanks for sharing... really breathtaking and honest reaction to a problem few of us want to believe exists

    Miss you both

  3. Adventures In Missions popped up on my work screen today, and it made me think of you. Continuing to pray and can't wait to hear more stories.

  4. Thanks for an honest look at what's going on over there. It's pretty unbelievable when we are so disconnected from it over in the U.S.

    Love you guys.