It was a chaotic day of unrest and protest in the city. As I was heading home, I suddenly found myself in a foreign land walking on a snow-covered road. The place looked like a village town in some Eurasian country.
A girl who seemed to be of 18-19 years walked beside me and I told her one or two things about God. As she listened I could see that she was deeply moved. She hadn’t heard about God like this before.
As I was about to go on my way, she said why don’t you come to my place for some tea. She then gazed at the blue skies and said, “It’s a beautiful day!”.
The blueness of the skies was quite amazing. I felt she wanted to hear more about God, so I said okay. I could see a line of houses at a distance. We had to walk a bit through the snow to reach her place.
It seemed the family wasn’t doing well economically. The house was almost empty and in a bad state. As I sat on the floor, she said she is going out to get some milk and will be back soon.
A few minutes later her brother came in. He was drunk, angry, and was talking to himself saying that he will sell her to some people. He laid on the floor mumbling to himself and slept off.
I then saw two of my school friends at the door. I was surprised to see them here after so many years. I asked what are they doing here. They said they have been telling her to value herself and guiding her with ideas on how she can earn a living.
As we were talking she returns crying. I said it’s fine, don’t worry about the milk and the tea, forget it, just rest. As she sobbed, she rested her head on mine and my friend’s shoulder. And we comforted her.
The above artwork was inspired by the dream that you just read. This was one of those dreams of the night from God that touches your heart deeply. He gives them for a reason.
The Gospel, the truth of God’s amazing love combined with practical empowerment can bring so much hope to the lives of these vulnerable girls.
I think in the dream the country was either Mongolia or Uzbekistan or some other Eurasian country. While reading a report on trafficking in Mongolia, it was documented that traffickers mostly emphasize choosing girls and young women aged 18-25 from poor households with low income, or orphans, whom nobody will look for and enquire, or families with violence and alcoholism. 96 percent of victims receive false information about their future work abroad before they are trafficked into a foreign country.
When God shows a dream like this there is definitely something to it. His heart is for the lost and vulnerable. We need more people passionate about missions and also some social entrepreneurs.
What I can do now is at least sow seeds of prayer and maybe try to do something digitally. I hope that there will be some opportunities in the future to do more.
For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
— God | The Bible