46. The Light Shines in the Darkness

I go in Heart.
Heart of Darkness.
I’m first in.
It’s only 9 o’clock.
Thumping techno.
Pink and purple light show.
I have a look about.
Go upstairs.
Discover a pool table.
I like pool. I’m not bad. As a kid I played a lot of snooker.
I order a beer.
A Tiger.
Only a dollar.
I mess about on the table, potting balls.
Slowly the club starts to fill up.
Young men.
Women.
Men dressed as women.
Ladyboys.
Transgender.
Transsexuals.
Whatever you call them.
They got some courage, those guys.
Going out dressed as women everyday.
Takes some guts.
You gotta be pretty brave.
I stay a few hours, watch the club fill up.
I go back downstairs.
Its heaving now. 11, 12 o’clock.
At the foot of the stairs five beautiful girls in super sexy clubbing clothes dance together, making eyes on me.
I smile at them.
I know they’re sex workers.
They probably think I’m a customer.
They don’t know I’m a missionary.
Maybe I can help these girls, I think to myself.
Maybe I can help guide them away from the world of sex work to a better life.
Maybe that’s why God brought me to Cambodia.
Not to rescue children, but to reach out and help the girls.
It’s a revelation.
The joy of the LORD fills me and I start to laugh, just like during the Toronto blessing.
I overflow with joy and start to dance.
I dance and laugh and smile at the girls.
I see by their eyes they are confused.
They don’t understand the joy in my eyes.
They are used to lust.
Shining in my eyes is light.
The light of Christ.

The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it.
John 1:5

The light shines in the Heart of Darkness, but the darkness has not understood it.
I dance for joy at my revelation.
This was my church.
It was time to bring the church to the people!

Author: Mark Dark

Actor Teacher Writer Breaking Bad for Christ ā€“ a Novel. Actor turned Christian missionary turns his back on his Hollywood dreams to combat sex trafficking in Cambodia ā€“ and finds himself deep underground in a dangerous world of drugs, gangs and violence. Based on a true story. https://steveedwardsthoughts.wordpress.com/

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