World Day Against Human Trafficking: July 30 Spotlight on America

NEW YORK – The World Day Against Human Trafficking is observed annually on July 30. Despite the official observation, the vast majority of Americans will not be aware of the special day and its events. It’s unlikely that many will even give the subject matter a second thought. That’s probably not because they do not… Continue reading World Day Against Human Trafficking: July 30 Spotlight on America

Do You Know Where Your Children Are?

ALEXANDRIA, VA – Some of us are old enough to remember when the late-evening local news was preceded by a voice asking, “It’s 11:00. Do you know where your children are?” The answer hoped for was, “Yes. They are home, safely tucked into their beds.” No reply was expected. The question was an early form… Continue reading Do You Know Where Your Children Are?

Lifting Up the Vulnerable in Sudan and South Sudan

Photo by Lift Up the Vulnerable, Facebook

NEW YORK – Lift Up the Vulnerable (LUV) leads the only indigenously-directed anti-human trafficking network spanning Sudan and South Sudan. Overview of Sudan and South Sudan The residents of the two countries have suffered decades of instability, military conflict, food scarcity, and economic hardships. Nearly four million South Sudanese have been displaced as a result… Continue reading Lifting Up the Vulnerable in Sudan and South Sudan

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 N2Gives Fights Human Trafficking

WILMINGTON, NC – N2Gives is the philanthropic arm of the award-winning N2 Publishing Company. N2 is a creator of premium-quality publications specifically designed and published for members of exclusive residential communities. In 2018 alone, N2 Publishing was the recipient of commendations from Fortune, Inc. Magazine, and Entrepreneur, to name a few. “Ranked #33 among a… Continue reading How N2Gives Fights Human Trafficking

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

Poverty Robs Girls of Dignity — Noel Yeatts | Newsmax

Noel Yeatts, President of World Help, is an active advocate for social justice and humanitarian needs around the world, discusses women like Som who are trapped in the chains of poverty and the sex industry. Som had the deck stacked against her from day one. She was 20 when she got pregnant with her first… Continue reading Poverty Robs Girls of Dignity — Noel Yeatts | Newsmax

Crisis Aid International – Helping the Helpless

LOUIS, MO – The theme of Crisis Aid International is “Helping the Helpless.” But what does that mean? Well, it means different things to different people. The St. Louis-based FBO defines it as saving lives, saving souls, and changing futures. Founded in 2002 by Patrick Bradley, the organization offers a spectrum of programs that help… Continue reading Crisis Aid International – Helping the Helpless

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

Girls in India: A Success Story Escaping Sex Trade

Noel Yeatts, President of World Help, discusses the plight of many girls like Mia, in the grip of extreme poverty, live a life of abuse, prostitution, hopelessness, and the story of escaping the sex trade, freedom: the power to choose a different life. Here in the United States, if you saw furniture sitting beside the… Continue reading Girls in India: A Success Story Escaping Sex Trade

State Dept., HHS, Anti-Human Trafficking NGOs Testify as Historic Trafficking Law Marks 20th Year

Co-Chairman Smith held a hearing on Jan. 15 about future needs in the fight against human trafficking. The hearing marked the 20th anniversary of Smith’s Trafficking Victims Protection Act.

WASHINGTON — The battle against modern day slavery was the focus of a bipartisan congressional hearing held by Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ), co-chairman of Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission along with Rep. Jim McGovern (D-MA), on Capitol Hill. The main U.S. weapon in the fight to save lives and bring justice to traffickers who ensnare… Continue reading State Dept., HHS, Anti-Human Trafficking NGOs Testify as Historic Trafficking Law Marks 20th Year

Speaking Out on Behalf of Girls in Thailand This Christmas — Noel Yeatts | Newsmax

Noel Yeatts, President of World Help, is an active advocate for social justice and humanitarian needs around the world, discusses the women trapped in the sex industry by poverty and lack of education, and our need and responsibility to speak and act to give them a chance at freedom. For many of us, the holidays… Continue reading Speaking Out on Behalf of Girls in Thailand This Christmas — Noel Yeatts | Newsmax

Picture Time Shows Child Slavery Movie in Rural India Villages

MUMBAI – Picture Time, a unique mobile Digiplex theater startup company, begins a new venture on November 14. The company has produced a film, Jhalki, about a nine-year-old girl from rural India who sets out on a journey to find her younger brother. Seeking financial help, but being illiterate, their parents unwittingly sold her brother… Continue reading Picture Time Shows Child Slavery Movie in Rural India Villages

International Day for the Abolition of Slavery – December 2, 2019

NEW YORK – When Americans contemplate the abolition of slavery (which is not often), we immediately think of President Abraham Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation. That document made slavery illegal in the United States effective January 1, 1863. Likewise, the United Nations abolished slavery worldwide on December 2, 1949, when the General Assembly adopted the… Continue reading International Day for the Abolition of Slavery – December 2, 2019

Victims of Sex Trafficking Often Punished While Pimps, ‘Johns’ Walk Free — Noel Yeatts | Newsmax

Freedom should belong to the victim, not the abuser. But, unfortunately across the globe — and right here in America — that fact isn’t always the reality.Prostitution is jokingly labeled the oldest profession. But, working in the sex industry has rarely made a prostitute wealthy or given her financial freedom. Instead, girls who are paid… Continue reading Victims of Sex Trafficking Often Punished While Pimps, ‘Johns’ Walk Free — Noel Yeatts | Newsmax

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

Indian State of Odisha Introduces Plan to Reduce Debt Bondage

BHUBANESWAR – With 46 million residents, Odisha is the 11th most populous state in India. The eighth-largest Indian state by area, Odisha has a density of more than 760 people per square mile. Odisha also has one of the highest migration rates in the country. Approximately 500,000 people relocate every year, primarily due to escape… Continue reading Indian State of Odisha Introduces Plan to Reduce Debt Bondage

Gospel for Asia Reflects on Labor Day: Pray Their Labor Is Not in Vain

Millions of men, women, and children around the world are entrapped in bonded labor.

WILLS POINT, TX — Labor Day has been celebrated by Americans on the first Monday in September since 1894. Labor Day has become the unofficial last day of summer. Picnics, hot dogs, parades, and fireworks. Only a few continue to observe the day in recognition of the rights of laborers and to remember those who… Continue reading Gospel for Asia Reflects on Labor Day: Pray Their Labor Is Not in Vain

Teen Challenge Center Helps Girls in Romania

BUCHAREST – Twenty kilometers outside of Bucharest, in the locality of Balotesti, is a place where young ladies find help to rebuild their lives and to live free from drugs. The center for girls “House of Joy” functions under the umbrella of Teen Challenge Romania. The need to provide a home just for girls became… Continue reading Teen Challenge Center Helps Girls in Romania

Trapped for Life by Human Trafficking

WILLS POINT, TX – Only as the scourge of human trafficking is infesting the North American continent, we are at long last becoming aware of its sinister realities. Human trafficking cases are making local news headlines in places like Fayetteville, NC; Tuscaloosa, AL; and Milwaukee. Our blissful ignorance of the 16 million victims of human… Continue reading Trapped for Life by Human Trafficking

The Opportunity of a Lifetime?

WILLS POINT, TX – Several years ago, a friend of mine invited me to lunch. He wanted to talk to me about the opportunity of a lifetime. Essentially, the idea boiled down to working alongside him in a sure-fire, money-making business. We would be mentored by two others who had already become independently wealthy. They… Continue reading The Opportunity of a Lifetime?

Modern Slavery: Euphemism for Human Trafficking

WILLS POINT, TX – June 30th marked the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres remarked, “On this World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, let us reaffirm our commitment to stop criminals from ruthlessly exploiting people for profit and to help victims rebuild their lives.” In fact, the total eradication of human… Continue reading Modern Slavery: Euphemism for Human 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

One Mission

GREENWOOD, IN – The goal of One Mission Society is “to see the Gospel of Jesus Christ spread throughout the world, with the greatest number of disciples made, and to see God glorified in all that [they] do.” To accomplish that one mission, they have found “the most effective way to share Christ is by… Continue reading One Mission

Operation Blessing Mobilizing to Aid Venezuelan Refugees

PAMPLONA, Columbia – Operation Blessing has provided relief to millions of people in 90 different countries and all 50 of the United States over the past 41 years. Founded in 1978 by Pat Robertson, the faith-based NGO provides aid in areas where people’s lives are threatened by poverty, disasters, and persecution. Like similar faith-based organizations… Continue reading Operation Blessing Mobilizing to Aid Venezuelan Refugees

World Help Announces Baking School to Help Women Escape Sex Industry in Thailand

FOREST, VA — Every night, thousands of girls in the beach resort town of Pattaya, Thailand, go to work in the city’s red-light districts. Some of them have been taken there from their rural homes and sold into the sex industry against their will. Most of them have no other choice — poverty has prevented them… Continue reading World Help Announces Baking School to Help Women Escape Sex Industry in Thailand

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

Whatsoever You Do – Spotlight on Word and Deed

Word and Deed: Serving God, Bridging Communities, Renewing LivesTHOMAS, ONTARIO – Word and Deed is a registered non-profit organization whose mission is based on the Bible directive found in Colossians 3:17 – “And whatever you do in word or deed, [do] all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father… Continue reading Whatsoever You Do – Spotlight on Word and Deed

The Shameful Truth About Modern Slavery

Young Victim of Labor Trafficking in India

WILLS POINT – The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was ratified in 1948, seventy years ago. Article 4 of the Declaration says, “No one shall be held in slavery or servitude; slavery and the slave trade shall be prohibited in all their forms.” A large number of people in the United States – perhaps most… Continue reading The Shameful Truth About Modern Slavery

21st Century Slavery & Human Trafficking: Stories, Statistics and Solutions

slaveGospel for Asia (GFA World) Special Report on Slavery & Human Trafficking Written By Palmer Holt of InChrist Communications Around 10 million people are currently behind bars somewhere in the world. Some have yet to face trial, a few have been wrongly convicted, but most are prisoners for a crime they have committed. Meanwhile, four… Continue reading 21st Century Slavery & Human Trafficking: Stories, Statistics and Solutions

Walk Free Foundation Releases 2018 Global Slavery Index

NEDLANDS, WESTERN AUSTRALIA – Slavery is not a thing of the past. Despite the efforts of William Wilberforce, Abraham Lincoln, and others, slavery did not end in the 19th century. In fact, according to the 2018 Global Slavery Index, over 70 million people are caught in the throes of 21st century slavery. More than 70… Continue reading Walk Free Foundation Releases 2018 Global Slavery Index

More Than 300 People Rescued from Human Trafficking

Recently, Interpol rescued those who have been trafficked and arrested traffickers.

Al Jazeera, a Middle East news station, reports 350 people in the Caribbean and Latin America have been set free from human trafficking between April 3­­­–­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­9, and 22 people affiliated with the human trafficking, such as the ringleaders were arrested by Interpol, an international police organization. The operation was funded by Canada’s government and a… Continue reading More Than 300 People Rescued from Human Trafficking

Insights into the Global Child Refugee Crisis

WILLS POINT, TX – Most people would agree that life is not easy. I know the homeless lady we took to church this week does. I’m sure those who have lost a job or suffered divorce or the death of a loved one do. Because of our own circumstances, it is difficult for us to… Continue reading Insights into the Global Child Refugee Crisis

Free Chapel to Open Church Campus in the Heart of Midtown Atlanta on April 8, Pastor Jentezen Franklin Preaching Live

ATLANTA — Free Chapel continues to expand throughout the Southeast and will open a new location in Midtown Atlanta on Sunday, April 8th. The services will be held in a unique setting, at Center Stage Theater, 1374 West Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA. Pastor Jentezen Franklin will be preaching live from the Midtown campus. Surrounded by… Continue reading Free Chapel to Open Church Campus in the Heart of Midtown Atlanta on April 8, Pastor Jentezen Franklin Preaching Live

India Plans Rehab Program for Human Trafficking Victims

CHENNAI – President Ram Kath Kovind announced that India will begin soon offer vocational training services to more than 500,000 survivors of human trafficking. The program follows an anti-trafficking bill approved by the cabinet on February 28, 2018. Observers expect the bill to be easily passed by parliament. That bill includes measures that deal with… Continue reading India Plans Rehab Program for Human Trafficking Victims

5 Things We Can Learn from ‘St. Patrick’

March 17th is St. Patrick’s Day. It’s really an odd holiday because very few people understand that man whose name the day is supposed to commemorate. In fact, the day is, for many, a celebration more than a commemoration. Ask the average person on the street what St. Patrick did, and they will likely tell… Continue reading 5 Things We Can Learn from ‘St. Patrick’

Bethany Christian Services Honored for Work in Ethiopia

ETHIOPIA – The Consortium of Christian Relief & Development Associations (CCRDA) has awarded Bethany Christian Services for submitting the top “Best Practices” idea for NGO work in Ethiopia. Bethany Christian Services has been operating in the U.S. and around the globe since 1944, “Striving to be the hands and feet of Jesus for children and… Continue reading Bethany Christian Services Honored for Work in Ethiopia

An Emerging and Worrying Trend

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The government of Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade issued a statement this week to draw attention to a new form of child exploitation that has been emerging and growing in Southeast Asia. The Australian government announcement “discourages short-term, unskilled volunteering orphanages (overseas).” The problem is not with… Continue reading An Emerging and Worrying Trend

Refuge Ranch to Reach Sex Trafficking Victims in Texas

AUSTIN, Texas – Where exactly is the mission field? It’s wherever there is a need. It may be in India, or it may be in Indiana. It might be in Thailand or it might be in Texas. It could be in Asia, or it could be in Austin. According to a study from the University… Continue reading Refuge Ranch to Reach Sex Trafficking Victims in Texas

January Proclaimed as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month

WASHINGTON, Dec. 29, 2017 /The White House / — President Donald Trump issued a proclamation designating January 2018 as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. The proclamation calls upon “industry associations, law enforcement, private businesses, faith-based and other organizations of civil society, schools, families, and all Americans to recognize our vital roles in ending… Continue reading January Proclaimed as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month