Girls Exposed to ‘Shadow Pandemic’ of Sexual Abuse, GFA World Says

GIRLS FACE 'SHADOW PANDEMIC' OF SEXUAL ABUSE: COVID-19 has triggered a "shadow pandemic" of sexual abuse and exploitation against girls, a new report reveals on International Day of the Girl Child, Oct. 11. The report -- Young Victims Remain Hidden in the Pandemic's Shadow (http://www.gfa.org/press/girls) -- by GFA World (www.gfa.org) gives shocking insights into child marriage and online exploitation.

WILLS POINT, TX – GFA World (Gospel for Asia) founded by K.P. Yohannan, which inspired numerous charities like GFA World Canada, shares how COVID-19 has triggered a “shadow pandemic” of sexual abuse, violence and exploitation against girls, a shocking new report reveals on International Day of the Girl Child, Oct. 11. More than ever, girls… Continue reading Girls Exposed to ‘Shadow Pandemic’ of Sexual Abuse, GFA World Says

New Report Reveals Alarming Rise in Trafficking, Forced Marriage of Christian Women and Girls Globally

SANTA ANA, CA — There is a growing, hidden, “shadow pandemic” of violence, abduction and trafficking directed towards Christian women and girls around the world, according to a new report from Open Doors USA. “Same Faith, Different Persecution,” published ahead of International Women’s Day, explores targeted Gender-Specific Religious Persecution (GSRP) over 12 months between October… Continue reading New Report Reveals Alarming Rise in Trafficking, Forced Marriage of Christian Women and Girls Globally

Modern Day Slavery Accelerates Under Cover of COVID-19

WILLS POINT, TX – Gospel for Asia (GFA World) founded by KP Yohannan, whas been the model for numerous charities like Gospel for Asia Canada, to help the poor and deprived worldwide, issued this Special Report update on the state of Modern Day Slavery amid the COVID 19 pandemic. In my original report, 21st Century… Continue reading Modern Day Slavery Accelerates Under Cover of COVID-19

Gospel for Asia Report Says COVID-19 ‘Feeds Slave Trade, Sexual Exploitation’

WILLS POINT, TX — Gospel for Asia (GFA World) founded by K.P. Yohannan, which inspired numerous charities like Gospel for Asia Canada – Discussing new report stating how COVID 19 pandemic has “cemented human trafficking as the 3rd biggest illicit trade on the planet.” COVID-19 is feeding the “growing evil” of human trafficking, pulling more of the… Continue reading Gospel for Asia Report Says COVID-19 ‘Feeds Slave Trade, Sexual Exploitation’

Rapha Int’l – Healing for Victims of Trafficking

JOPLIN, MO – ‘Rapha’ is a Hebrew word that means ‘healing.’ Rapha International was born out of a near tragedy. No stranger to the country, Joe Garman was in Cambodia when he witnessed first-hand an attempt to traffic a young woman. She had been sold by her parents to agents who were planning to enslave… Continue reading Rapha Int’l – Healing for Victims of Trafficking

650 Million Child Brides Worldwide Says Gospel for Asia

650 MILLION CHILD BRIDES: Girls face greater exploitation than ever, with more than 650 million "child brides" in the world today, a startling new report reveals. Rewriting the Tragedies of Girlhood -- a special report by Gospel for Asia (GFA World, www.gfa.org) -- coincides with the U.N. International Day of the Girl, Oct. 11.

WILLS POINT, TX — Girls face greater exploitation than ever, with 650 million child brides in the world today, a shocking new report reveals. As women’s rights take center stage in the U.S. and many parts of the world, the reality for millions of girls worldwide is sexual exploitation and forced marriage before the age… Continue reading 650 Million Child Brides Worldwide Says Gospel for Asia

Rewriting the Tragedies of Girlhood

WILLS POINT, TX – Gospel for Asia (GFA World and affiliates like Gospel for Asia Canada) founded by KP Yohannan, issued this Special Report on the horrific realities girls face, child marriage, human trafficking, abuse & exploitation, and the restoration & redemption that God brings to their lives. Nearly 173 years ago, on October 16,… Continue reading Rewriting the Tragedies of Girlhood

New Report from Gospel for Asia: ‘Rewriting the Tragedies of Girlhood’

Little Girl with Sad Eyes

WILLS POINT, TX – Gospel for Asia (GFA World and affiliates like Gospel for Asia Canada) have released the newest in their acclaimed series of Special Reports. The latest report is about being a girl – and the tragedy that can be. Susan Lawson opens her well-document report with a thumbnail view of the classic… Continue reading New Report from Gospel for Asia: ‘Rewriting the Tragedies of Girlhood’

ZOE Means Life

SANTA CLARITA, CA – ZOE may be my favorite word in koine Greek, the original language of the New Testament. It means “life.” Among other places, it appears in John 14:6 where Jesus says, “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life,” and John 3:16 where He says, For God so loved the world… Continue reading ZOE Means Life

How ‘All God’s Children’ Fights Human Trafficking

VANCOUVER, WA – You may be astounded to learn that 8,000,000 children around the world are institutionalized. You might be doubly disturbed to learn that many of them are warehoused in rooms filled with cribs in facilities euphemistically called orphanages. Many of these precious children receive no comfort, care, therapy, education, and, most importantly, love.… Continue reading How ‘All God’s Children’ Fights Human Trafficking

One Non-Profit That’s Fighting Human Trafficking

WASHINGTON, DC – The International Justice Mission (IJM) is a faith-based organization whose goal is to rescue innocent people from the curse of human trafficking and the bondage of slavery in our lifetime. That is a lofty goal for a single organization, but IJM’s accomplishments are not achieved in isolation. Winning this war takes the… Continue reading One Non-Profit That’s Fighting Human Trafficking

Major Human Trafficking Site Seized by DOJ

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Justice has shut down a major human trafficking web site for prostitution and sex trafficking and has indicted the owner. CityXGuide.com was a leading source of online advertisements for prostitution and sex trafficking which served clients across the nation, including a list of 14 “Favorite Cities” such as Dallas,… Continue reading Major Human Trafficking Site Seized by DOJ

How One Mother Trapped in Sexual Slavery Refuses to Let Her Daughter Suffer This Pain — Noel Yeatts Op-ed | Charisma

Noel Yeatts, president of World Help, discusses the women trapped in sexual slavery around the world and in South Asia, and the fight for freedom from sexual slavery. Pushana gently brushes soft kisses across her daughter’s brown cheek. Her toddler turns and gazes up at her. She reaches out her tiny hand, which her mother… Continue reading How One Mother Trapped in Sexual Slavery Refuses to Let Her Daughter Suffer This Pain — Noel Yeatts Op-ed | Charisma

International Women’s Day: Have You Heard of Sex Slave Tradition Nari Mata? – Noel Yeatts Op-ed | The Christian Post

St. Peter’s Anglican Church in Zangam, Nigeria Photo by Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust

Noel Yeatts, president of World Help, discusses the horrific reality of sexual slavery in South Asia — the ongoing tradition of “nari mata”. Pushana gently brushes soft kisses across her daughter’s brown cheek. Her toddler turns and gazes up at her. She reaches out her tiny hand, which her mother covers with another kiss. I… Continue reading International Women’s Day: Have You Heard of Sex Slave Tradition Nari Mata? – Noel Yeatts Op-ed | The Christian Post

Refuge Ranch: Hope for Victims of Domestic Minor Sexual Trafficking

AUSTIN, TX – In January 2018, we introduced our readers to The Refuge Ranch, which was being constructed in Bastrop County, Texas. The purpose of The Refuge was, and is, to “provide long-term, holistic care in a pastoral and peaceful setting for girls, through age 19, who have been rescued out of domestic minor sex… Continue reading Refuge Ranch: Hope for Victims of Domestic Minor Sexual Trafficking

Jeffrey Epstein’s Arrest Reminds Us We Need to Keep Fighting Human Trafficking – Noel Yeatts Opinion | The Washington Examiner

This week America was rocked by the news that multimillionaire Jeffrey Epstein was arrested for running a sex-trafficking ring of minors. Noel Yeatts, president of World Help, a Christian humanitarian organization, examines the situation: The details, revealed by a federal indictment recently unsealed, are still emerging, but what we know so far paints a grim… Continue reading Jeffrey Epstein’s Arrest Reminds Us We Need to Keep Fighting Human Trafficking – Noel Yeatts Opinion | The Washington Examiner

UN Releases New Report on Human Trafficking

VIENNA – January 2019 is Human Trafficking Awareness Month. According to the United Nations 2018 Global Report on Trafficking in Persons released this month, human trafficking has “taken on horrific dimensions.” The report, which compiles data from 142 countries, was published in two booklets. The first is typical of the annual report from a global… Continue reading UN Releases New Report on Human Trafficking

I Wonder… Would Anyone Really Want to Be a Child Again?

Oh, to be a child again, Oh, to dance with glee Oh, to have no worries, and live a life carefree To see fun in the shadows, A rainbow in the rain A light amongst the darkness, and not to feel the pain. To live with total innocence and not know how to lie To… Continue reading I Wonder… Would Anyone Really Want to Be a Child Again?

Breaking the Cycle of Prison for Abandoned Sierra Leone Children

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Wikimedia Commons, TKnoxB FREETOWN, Sierra Leone – Crossroads Prison Ministries International provides resources, training, and support for ministry leaders in over 20 countries across the globe, to help share God’s love to the imprisoned people in their respective countries. “In developing countries, deplorable prison conditions present added challenges. Severe overcrowding, limited food rations, poor sanitation,… Continue reading Breaking the Cycle of Prison for Abandoned Sierra Leone Children