Salvation Army (SA) representatives who spent their first day at the Sexpo sex and lifestyle expo in Johannesburg today (Thursday, September 26) were upbeat about the start of their historic mission.
The SA has a prominent stand at Sexpo where they are raising awareness about the evil of sex trafficking.
“What a privilege to speak into people’s lives at Sexpo,” said Major Margaret Stafford, national coordinator of the SA Anti Human Trafficking Desk, during the start of her night shift at the SA stand.
“We are not here to judge or to throw stones, we are here to speak into people’s lives and to share hope and light. We have the opportunity to speak about human trafficking and all it entails. We give out pamphlets with information,” she said.
SA representative and member of the Human Trafficking Board, Stacey Dlamini, who manned an earlier shift at the SA stand, tweeted earlier today: “Almost done of my shift. Great conversations, really positive response to us and our message. So grateful.”
“Gave away 2 Jesus Loves Porn Stars Bibles to a philosopher who kept us engaged for an hour. Lovin’this.” she said in an earlier tweet.
Stafford said that the SA’s advertising agency had eight girls in g-strings spelling out A – Z in ‘human letters’ to draw attention to the SA’s digital petition campaign against human trafficking. Lots of people have been ‘signing’ the petition.
The SA will be at the event at the Nasrec Exhibition Centre until Sunday, September 29. You can follow their tweets throughout the event at #salvosexpo,