A dead-end road…
BR-116 is the main highway in Brazil stretching nearly 3,000 miles. Along this highway you will not find scenic pasture or beautiful landscape. Well, you may find this if you’re just strolling along to unwind…but if you’re paying any attention at all, you will find heartbreak.
Along this stretch of highway is the sale of bodies for prostitution…with some bodies being sold as young as 10 years old. Journalist Matt Roper and his supporters set out to rescue young ladies from this tragedy and their findings will break your heart.
The sadness that goes along with these young girls selling their bodies is that authorities more often than not turn their eye from this and ignore it. This is the main reason why BR-116 is so famous for child prostitution…because no one does anything about it, except for Matt Roper and perhaps readers of this story.
In this book are gripping details and horrific accounts of girls of all ages climbing into trucks of industrial drivers – with some never to be seen again. Let me warn you: this is not a comforting and encouraging read. As you read this you will experience a full-range of emotions…with anger setting in along with frustration, sadness, brokenness, hopelessness but also joy as you read about Roper’s mission to change the lives of young ladies.
Please consider not following the example set by authorities. Don’t turn a blind eye to something so tragic. Read this book and be moved to at least pray fervently for these girls to be rescued both physically and spiritually.
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