The Lucky One: A Chilling True Account of Child Sex Trafficking and One Survivor's Journey from Brutal Captivity to a Life of Freedom
She was only four years old when she was sold into the sex trade. White picket fences and steepled churches all guarded secrets that were not ever supposed to be told. She shouldn’t have survived it. If God had answered her prayers, she wouldn’t have. Here is the true account of how she was brought out of captivity and into a life of freedom. More
"Jenni masterfully weaves steadfast truths into a story that shakes our world view, our theology and our ideas of what a human can bear."
- Hettie Brittz, motivational speaker and author, Fearless. Free. and (un)Natural Mom
"Whether you read this book to try to understand some of the darkness of sex trafficking, or to find healing for your own wounds, you will not be disappointed.”
- Adele Booysen, D.Min.
"The Lucky One is a disturbing and riveting entry into the world of sexual abuse, human trafficking, evil, and redemption. Your heart will be sensitized to a great evil, but far more you too will be invited to taste the goodness of God in the land of the living."
- Dan B. Allender, Ph.D.; Professor of Counseling Psychology, Founding President; The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology
“This book is heartbreaking. Not in the pain that it describes –which is horrific – but in the beauty that it calls out to in the midst of the pain.”
- Christa Foster Crawford, Anti-Trafficking Consultant, Trafficking Resource Connection, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Children at Risk, Fuller Theological Seminary, School of Intercultural Studies
She was only four years old when she was sold into the sex trade. White picket fences and steepled churches all guarded secrets that were not ever supposed to be told. In kindergarten, she began praying every night that Jesus would let her die. In second grade, she sat in church on a Sunday morning swinging her feet from a wooden pew behind the man who had paid to rape her the night before. Her perpetrators were from all walks of life. An engineer, a police officer, a bait shop owner, business men, farmers, younger men and old; different men all feeding the same lust. The only thing that they had in common was their brutal love for little girls.
She shouldn’t have survived it. If God had answered her prayers, she wouldn’t have. Here is the true account of how she was brought out of captivity and into a life of freedom.
Jenni Jessen is a wife, a mama, and a survivor. She and her husband KJ, live in SE Asia where they founded Compass 31, an organization dedicated to fighting human trafficking. KJ and Jenni provide foster care to teenage mothers and babies rescued from the sex trade. Their family includes 6 different people groups, a dog, a cat and a pair of lovebirds named Jack and Diane.
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