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Why Good Christian Men Go Into Brothels

I met two of the men who go into brothels on a regular basis.*

These two men go in and sit down and order a drink and they see girl after girl after girl up on stage. They are looking for minors and girls with signs of abuse. Sometimes the girls are naked. Sometimes they have a bikini on. I asked Matt, one of the men, why some girls have bikini’s on and some don’t. “The girls have to pay the bartender to take their bikini’s off.”


The topless girls might be chosen quicker, meeting their quotas quicker. 100 men a month. The more men, the more money, the more quickly you can pay off your debt bondage. It’s all so complicated and layered, this business of human trafficking.

So these two men go into dark, dirty places and see dark and dirty things. Some of which I won’t tell you. What I will tell you is this: these men, these good Christian men, will be the first to say that they are not good.

They are not above any other man. They are not more righteous or holy. They are just men, who go into brothels by the grace and power of the Holy Spirit in order to help set captives free.

Humble is a word that comes to mind.

Willing. Able. Knowing they are flesh and blood men, full of normal humanity, willing to go in and see beyond the skin to the girl who might be trafficked and needing rescued.

I have the highest esteem and respect for these men who keep on despite the narrative that men aren’t able to have self-control, that they are owned by lust.

They’ve been bruised by this work, by people who can’t understand why good Christian men would go into brothels.

Well I’ll tell you why good Christian men go into brothels, and I’ll tell you using Matt’s words:

“The Kingdom of God is supposed to be ushered into this world by Christians. And freedom is a big part of that for these girls, these victims. And if those who follow Christ, who love Christ, aren’t the ones who can go into battle and charge the gates of hell in the name of Christ, I don’t really know who else should be doing that…for us to have the courage to go into a dark place and perhaps see some things we’d rather not see, but we do that on behalf of a child. I think that’s what Christ actually did. He came from heaven to the brothel of earth to save a prostitute or a victim like me, and He offered me a new hope, He offered me freedom, and a new life. In my mind, this is the gospel.”

I mean, AMEN.

THIS is the gospel. It’s going to dark places and being light, and offering hope and a new life. Yes, it’s awful. But it’s also really, really good work.

And right now, these men, this organization, The Exodus Road, they need our help to keep on in this good work. Will you please help?

They need 20 more monthly partners to help fund raids in the brothels of India. 

The brothels in India are horrific. You can read my post about them HERE. We need your help. $35 a month. 100% of the money goes to the investigations that lead to freedom. The goal is to have these partners signed up this month, as in, by May 31st. 

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As a THANK YOU, when you sign up THIS MONTH (May) to become a monthly donor (and for those who already have), you will get this artisan bracelet, made in Thailand, as a gift. 

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I also have one more special treat for you: A GIVEAWAY!

I want to get the word out everywhere about this organization and this need, so please enter the giveaway and SHARE SHARE SHARE about it! What is the giveaway? Read on…


A gift set of The Exodus Road products is up for grabs! Here’s what one person will win:

The bracelet (as shown above)

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An Exodus Road water bottle

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This T-Shirt

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And a copy of Laura Parker’s EXCELLENT book, The Exodus Road: A Wife’s Journey into Sex Trafficking and Rescue

By the way, you should buy this book anyway because it’s only $5.99 and it’s a must-read.

To enter this giveaway, just fill out the form below! The giveaway ends Tuesday, May 31st. And thank you, THANK YOU for your support and for spreading the word. Deeply grateful to all of you for “listening” to my stories.

The winner of this giveaway is Amanda Abrahamson!


Joe and Matt

Love, SM

*The Exodus Road has protocols in place, training, and accountability that is top-notch for all those who go into brothels to help find and rescue slaves.

P.S. Watch the interview I did with Matt Parker, CEO of The Exodus Road by clicking below.

Can’t see the video? Click HERE.


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  • Lisa Sasseen

    Thank you so much for what you are doing to raise awareness of this dark evil – so that the light of freedom can be possible for more of these precious souls.

  • nicole

    This breaks my heart and I can’t even imagine how difficult it is for you guys to see what those girls go through. Praying for you in this tough yet needed job that your do!

  • Amanda

    These guys are awesome!

  • Heidi Volker Johnson

    Thank you for helping these young women!

  • Sarah Sue

    My heart goes out to all of you.
    Praying for all of the girls and women. Men.

  • Erin

    Oh my goodness, you are being Jesus to those women and girls. I don’t believe you can get much closer to the heart of the gospel than to rescue the vulnerable and powerless from the hands of evil. Praying that the grace and peace of God would enable to you to go into those places without it “sticking” to you – working with/in the midst of so much trauma is so unbelievably taxing. Secondary trauma/secondary PTSD/compassion fatigue/all of that is definitely real – it is by the grace of God & the power of the Holy Spirit that you can continue to do what you’re doing. I am SO cheering you all on from the States. Wow. Just wow.

  • Autumn J. Arthur

    Thank you for sharing this important ministry!

  • Sara Rojas

    Thank you for doing this good and hard work. May the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times in every way and may you be strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy.
    (2 Thess 3:16; Col 1:11)

  • http://www.lauraleighparker.com/ Laura Parker

    THANK YOU for coming to Asia, for LOOKING, for pressing in, for advocating. I love your heart for the vulnerable, for freedom, for LIGHT to keep advancing.

    You are a beautiful soul, friend. Loved reading this today and was really encouraged.

    All the love in the world, from here.

  • Angie Washington

    Sarah Mae, thank you for your advocacy. You have rallied for freedom and so many lives are being changed because of it. Keep up the wonderful work!

  • Shannon Bradbury

    Wow! What they do! Loving them out of darkness! Glad you joined up with this Sarah Mae! Love your heart!

  • http://kaizenfashionproject.blogspot.com/ Heather S

    Thank YOU beyond measure for the tireless work to rescue these girls <3

  • http://www.talesofthevidaloca.wordpress.com Kaylee Vida

    Thank you for sharing, for making me more aware of things that are happening in the world, and for telling me how Jesus is at work through His people.

  • Brenda Veinotte

    Thank you for doing this important work, for being the hands and feet of Jesus.

  • Mary beth

    This is hard work, and God gives the increase.

  • Carla

    Thank you for being obedient to your calling. It is clear that the Holy Spirit is working in you and through you.

  • AnnMarie T

    Guys- You are amazing. How refreshing to hear of men who will go into the unfathomable to be Jesus’s hands. How your hearts must ache at being in this all the time- but we are praying for you. For strength, wisdom, direction. We pray that God would bless you and your families abundantly. Thank you for putting to action what our hearts cry out for.

  • Sue Osborne

    Thank you for a much needed ministry!

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