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In an article from the Hawaii Reporter “Hawaii Hot Spot For Human Trafficking” (Fri. Feb 24, 2012) by Malia Zimmerman, “Hawaii is a hot spot for sex and labor trafficking. So much so, that when Google.org awarded a sizable grant to the Polaris Project and International Justice Mission last year to work on the ground in 5 key states to help establish stronger laws against trafficking, the alliance chose Hawaii as the first stop.” Jim Mendoza of Hawaii News Now wrote in an article entitled “Sex Trafficking in Paradise” (Posted: Feb 10, 2011 9:36 PM HST), “Pick any night in Waikiki and you’ll see prostitutes plying their trade, pimps protecting their property, and the darker side of night life screaming ‘Sex for Sale’.” “This is a multi-billion-dollar a year industry,” said Kathryn Xian, co-founder of Pacific Alliance to Stop Slavery (PASS). Xian calls sex trafficking the modern day slave trade. On a global scale law enforcement ranks human trafficking second only to drug trafficking. Pimps force women and young girls into prostitution then move them from city to city. With its high-turnover tourist population, Waikiki’s ripe for the sex trafficking circuit. Some girls on the street are local recruits but most are from out of town. Beyond the high heels are horror stories. Xian hears them over and over. “If they don’t do what they’re told they are severely beaten or raped or both, starved, other forms of torture,” she said.”
Veronica Lamb grew up in Delaware. Veronica has been used by the Lord to bring hope to woman who have been victimized by human trafficking, specifically for the “Sex Trade.” She’s married to Lee Lamb the founder of Ka Ulukoa Volleyball Club. Veronica is a member of Blue Water Mission Church.
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“He heals the broken hearted and binds up their wounds.” Psalm 147:3