A letter to my prostitute friend :-
Receive my warm greetings. I want to let you know that I dearly appreciate our friendship. I love you and as you know, we have walked together through thick and thin. My aim for writing this letter is to share my thoughts with you about the challenge of prostitution you are facing. A problem shared is half solved.
I am so happy you opened up your heart to share with me your desire to overcome prostitution. I hope these words will encourage you and remind you that you are not alone. I and your other friends of good will are by your side. Most importantly, God is always by your side no matter what you are going through.
People get into prostitution by choice or by obligation. However, many of them do it willingly and voluntary. It is such a traumatizing experience for those coerced into it. You may be having deep emotional, mental, circumstantial and physical scars. All is not lost. You will overcome. Sure, due to the psychological and financial implications it may have, finding the way out is very difficult, but it is possible.
I am aware there are shelters, rehabs and counseling services available to provide recovery. You may feel desperate due to addiction. I want to assure you, we shall walk together through this trauma and adversity. That is why I am here, to encourage you and light a candle in your heart.
You have encountered volatile way of life with shady people and individuals living on the fringe of the society. You might have met rough managers, customers with little or no respect for you. People who take advantage of your problems to use you sexually and sometimes manhandle you.
The world seems difficult to navigate especially with the fear and abuses impressed on you crushing down your dignity. Pal, there is still a future. There is a hope and dreams to achieve. You hinted me about the abortions you have carried out now and again, about the STIs you have contracted repeatedly. All these happened in the past. Arise my Pal arise, arise and shine for your light has come.
Where there is a will there is a way. Living as a prostitute can be a very hard life. Thank you for making the choice to quit. We are not immune of stigmatization essentially when people have knowledge of our negative past. I feel the emotional damage that it can wreak. There comes challenge to illness, drug and substance abuse, disease and addiction.
Pal, the night will not be long for it will surely dawn. The sun of hope is rising again. As I drop my pen, do not be afraid to seek counsel. Importantly, remember there is a heavenly father to talk to and tell him our deepest worries and cares. There is God in heaven who answers our prayers in times of sorrow and in times of sadness. He never sleeps, He never slumbers, He never tires of hearing our prayers. Rest in His love and cast all your cares on Him.