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April 20, 1994     Mercer Island Reporter
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C6 .‘v’icher island Reporter Wednesday, April 20,1994 Church... ~« Continued from C1. dhist path is a passive one and that great value is placed on obe— dience to one’s parents. To inter— fere in a path a family has chosen for a daughter would be wrong. Besides. leaders say there is the child might bring to her family in the form of status and cash sent home. And when the girls do re- turn home ~ still only 17 or 18 — they are good candidates for mar- riage because they have money and experience in pleasing men. It is tempting, in the face of such cultural and religious forces to shrug and say, “It’s not our tempting to suggest that perhaps the money might be better spent on our own American problems. In spite of the fact that the church has always had a presence in out~ reach projects in the Seattle area, Sewall said he has struggled with that as the church Mission Com» mittee has. But, he reminds ques— tioners, “Christianity is a whole world religion. It doesn’t make a SEWALL and Sylvester believe there is another very compelling reason to be involved ~ the global implications of Thailand’s sex in- dustry, namely AIDS. It is be— lieved that the level of HIV in brothels is running somewhere around 75%. Hill tribe girls are especially at risk and in de— mand — because they are thought to be more exotic and because free of HIV. But even in the face of such cultural odds, Sewall and Sylves~ ter saw and heard things that hardened their resolve. Sewall re— called that, “For the first time, we heard people say, ‘We have to re—examine our attitude about sexuality. If we don’t change our behavior, everyone is going to get AIDS."’ church members will continue to reach out with support for those most at risk, knowing that they too are gaining something. “A5 Mercer Islanders, we tend to be inward looking,” Sylvester be} lieves. “But the Thai project has had the effect of stretching our congregation beyond our view of ourselves.” For herself, she says; “If we affect one girl’s life, that’s potential for good and honor a problem. Why bother?” It is also difference where you are.” procurers see them as clean — In the meantime, caring enough for me.” Qualin lioml (enters Quality Food Centers Open 24 Hours Open 24 Hours The asparagus season is here. And you can't top the fresh tips you‘ll find at QFC. Our premium asparagus arrives fresh from the fields up to two times a day and is wonderful steamed with a splash of wine or chopped and added to a stir-fry. So take a tip from QFC, and bring home fresh asparagus that catft be topped. QUALITY MEAT Beef Tenderloin Roast . . . . . . . . . . Fresh Pork 509 9th. series. 1.99,... lflhin Sliced . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.29m US. CHOICE Boneless Beef Tenderloin Steak . , . . 6.49m, Fresh Pork L ' Ch Mgfi’lfbs. Loft??? . . . . . . . . . . 2029“). Fresh Pork Country Style Spareribs Hvll’ lbs. Loin . . . . . . . . . . . . . o79lh. QUALITY FLORAL Make A Note: April 27 Is Secretary’s Day. Aer 2.7 is Secretary's Day. At Ql (I. “C can help you find just the right gift to thank your secretary for a job well done. (,llioose from a beautiful array of springtime floral bouquets. festive gift baskets. line wines. and more, Fresh Cut Tulips 10 Stem Bunch . . . . . . . . Zonal Geraniums High quality plants. 2 p W5 inch Pot . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . .. .0 p (WM. Blooming Hibiscus Magma“ . . Assorted Colors. 9 l 4 inch Pol . . . . . . 0 ca. "—W. ,/ t _ i‘luuiiti loud t enters Open 21' flours Fresh Napa Cabbage or Bok Choy . . . ..391b. 2. lb. Bag ' E232... . .39.. Washington Extra Fancy Red Delicious Apples . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fresh Ling Cod Best Of Fryer Draper Valley GROWN IN WASHINGTON (2 Split Breast with Ribs, 2 Thighs, 2 ’ngs 6: 2 Drumsticks) .99.. .49.. Ready To Serve Frozen Soup Orange Juice Campbell’s Healthy Request Chicken Noodle, New England Clam nald DuCk Chowder, Turkey Vegetable or , OZ» Vegetable Beef 16 oz. REGULAR l .69 SAVE .80 0 Prices effective Wednesday, April 20 thru Tuesday, April 26, 1994. Sales are in retail quantities only. Limit rights reserved. @1994 Quality Food Centers, Inc. .49.... California Fancy Navel Oranges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. lb, Chilean Sea Bass Previously frozen REGULAR 1.29 . SAVE .60 Fresh Rainbow Trout . . . . . . . . . . FREE KNIFE SHARPENING At QH , you can bring in up to three knives at a time for professional slutrpcning. Just stop by any o our full service seafood departments and allow 24 hours. Seafood availability subject to weather and fishing conditions. Quality Food (Lcntcrs Open 24 Hours