On Friday, the World Cup starts in South Africa.
For the country once shunned internationally for the institutionalized racism which was apartheid, it is being hailed as a hallmark of progress for a country and a continent.
And for soccer fans – or football as it’s known outside North America – the tournament could be played on the moon with every game at 3 a.m. and it would still draw billions of spectators on television.
Make no mistake: however, South Africa has a very real problem with human trafficking and sexual slavery. Christian groups such as the International Justice Mission and the Home Foundation sponsor efforts to rescue young women from these horrific situations.