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

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

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’

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

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

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

Public Urged to Speak Out Against Human Trafficking in the U.S. and Worldwide

WILLS POINT, TX — Gospel for Asia: The scourge of human trafficking is accelerating at a rapid pace, according to Christian agency Gospel for Asia (GFA), which urges the public to ‘Speak out for Silent Victims.’ To mark World Day Against Trafficking in Persons on July 30, Gospel for Asia (GFA) is sounding the alarm… Continue reading Public Urged to Speak Out Against Human Trafficking in the U.S. and Worldwide

Children and Families Enslaved in Brick Kilns

A Special Report published in February 2018 by Gospel for Asia revealed that more than 40 million people around the world are currently living in some form of slavery. The report added that 25 million of those are enslaved in Asia and the Pacific. Seeking Justice and Defending Human Rights Wherever Poverty and Oppression Exist… Continue reading Children and Families Enslaved in Brick Kilns