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How Fighting Trafficking Became Personal to Benjamin and Lauren Nolot


Benjamin and Lauren Nolot took some time to tell a few stories of how the fight against sex trafficking became more personal to them.

PART 1

PART 2

These experiences were key moments in the Nolots’ lives and helped to make the injustice of sex trafficking more real and more personal to them. These are just a few of the reasons they will never stop fighting.

You can make it personal today by joining Exodus Cry in the fight against trafficking, through a monthly pledge, and help transform real lives.

4 Comments on “How Fighting Trafficking Became Personal to Benjamin and Lauren Nolot”

  1. Diane Hester Says:
    December 4th, 2015 at 5:12 pm

    I live near a massage parlor. I drove by it for years and never really thought much about it. A few years back I saw it on the news. The police raided it and scantily dressed Asian women were paraded across the television screen. I remember thinking terrible thoughts about them. Then three years ago the Lord showed me a piece of His heart concerning dancing clubs along the same street. Slowly I began to see His love and the injustice that was happening in my neighborhood! right under my nose! Now I pray, I visit, I educate, and I advocate for those caught in this web!! Thank you for sharing your heart as God opens His to you!

  2. Kristin Geiman Says:
    April 25th, 2016 at 11:21 pm

    Yes, it is definitely personal. I’ve watched Nefarious more than once, but the first time, it wrecked me because I was the little girl in the bedroom, full of fear because a male family member molested me on repeated occasions. I remember shaking and weeping afterwards, asking myself how I could stop the vulnerable from being exploited. God just broke my heart for the women and children affected, because that could be me.
    Since that first exposure to the tragedy of human trafficking, God has healed the wounds of my childhood and restored my kid heart. I’ve also invested as much as possible into efforts like these to raise awareness and bring freedom to the captives.
    However, along the way, my boyfriend of over a year confessed to me his problem with pornography. As God led me to separate myself from him, I discovered the link between human trafficking and pornography. They perpetuate each other in the corrupt society we live in. People rationalize porn and ignore the violence and abuse it promotes, while condemning prostitution or human trafficking. My boyfriend, who wept over Nefarious, rationalized another form of exploitation because it felt less personal. Surely the girls on the screen aren’t real women, right?
    So to me, it’s extremely personal. My passion to see human trafficking end is equal to my passion to see porn uprooted from mainstream society. I have wept over both issues, and I will continue to fight for freedom for as long as I live.

  3. Steph-Titus Folden Says:
    June 6th, 2016 at 11:58 am

    Thank you for your work!

  4. Maryanne Ruffer Says:
    June 27th, 2016 at 6:12 pm

    Thank you for your work with Exodus Cry! My own marriage of 29 years ended as a result of my husband’s hidden addiction to pornography which began at his innocent age of 8. After he gave his life to Jesus age 21, he gained temporary freedom, met and married me, only to gravitate down into pornography’s empty promise of fulfillment. As our marriage struggled for decades and he entered a treatment program for 7-8 months, he pretended to gain spiritual freedom but the hiding, lies, guilt and shame hung like a noose around his heart, mind and body. It is said that the brain is the largest sex organ in the body. The addiction of porn gripped my husband like heroin grips the drug addict. And there is no satisfaction as there will always be a gnawing internal desire for more. Until…