This summer, we witnessed a powerful victory in Spain. In May, our city in focus was Barcelona. We deliberately prayed for revival in Barcelona and throughout Spain. In June, news reached the world that a prostitution ring had been broken up after Spanish police arrested six people, including one woman who is believed to be the ringleader.1
In this case, traffickers used common methods of deception to lure unsuspecting women and children into sex slavery. The traffickers told women from the Nigerian city of Benin that they could have better lives if they left their homes and came to work for them in Europe. The poverty-stricken women saw this as an opportunity to improve the quality of their families’ lives. Once away from friends and family, the women were tortured with voodoo rituals including biting and branding with a hot iron.2 The victims were told that if they tried to escape or revealed their plight, the shaman would harm them using witchcraft no matter how far away they were. Once the brainwashing was complete, the women were forced into prostitution in Barcelona and Malaga. One courageous captive alerted Spanish authorities, and a short time later the bust began.3
Thank you for praying with us! God is on the move throughout Europe, and we are seeing victories in city after city. Please continue to pray that these sex rings will be defeated and that the women and children rescued would be placed in safety and healed through the loving power of Jesus Christ.