Human trafficking is the great humanitarian issue of our day and people in the West need to know how prevalent it is in different areas of the world as well as in our own backyards. These two worlds collide in the form of sex tourism, sex trafficking of minors, and cyber sex trafficking. (more…)
In this next series of blogs, we’re going to explore who Rahab was and why we continure to honor her.
Who was Rahab? Rahab was a prostitute in Jericho. The Bible doesn’t tell us much about her background, but the fact that she was a prostitute tells me that she has been driven to desperation through a series of heart-breaking situations in her life. I’ve never heard of a prostitute who really wants that job. But on the contrary, there’s typically a general history of heart-breaking situation after heart-breaking situation that leads a woman down the path of selling her body to survive.
Most of us are familiar with the story of Joshua and the battle of Jericho. This is the setting where we are introduced to Rahab. Her faith is on display when her city, Jericho, is in fear of the God of Israel and she hides two spies in her house. Her words to them are recorded in Joshua 2:
The detrimental effects of exposure to pornographic material on the human brain is continually being researched and the findings (from secular resources) are revealing something that Christians already knew…it will ruin your life. For our purposes, this is not the direction I’m going to take this post. Maybe you agree that it causes harm to yourself and even your relationship with God. But if those facts aren’t helping you to kill this habit, let me throw in another aspect of porn’s destruction to this world:
We all inherently know it. When we watch movies, read books, or even watch the news, we know evil when we see it. We are all wired to recognize that there are things in this world that are good: love, heroism, generosity, happiness. We can also all recognize when things aren’t the way they’re supposed to be. Child sex trafficking is something that humans universally recognize as evil. Where does that come from? Is it just society or years of evolution that tell us this or is it because we are made in God’s very image with inherent values that point us back to our Creator? (more…)
In February, 1Saved was the benefactor of Unity Christian High School’s yearly Winterfest fundraiser. We were so blessed by the support for our efforts for these precious children across the world. Almost $2,000 was generated by these students for cybersex victims in the Philippines!
God has been so good as He continues to provide for the many needs of this ministry. Thank you, UCHS!
This year, our dream became a reality at One Saved as the first “one” was saved from a cybersex den in The Philippines. We have trusted God’s leading for the last five years and now, a harvest is coming. With the rescue and continued restoration of our first client, “Abby,” we can finally begin the important work of showing her and telling her about the good news of God’s salvation in Jesus! (more…)
While in the Philippines last week, we had the amazing opportunity to attend the Manila Prayer Gathering–an annual event where believers gather to hear what is happening on the human trafficking front in the Philippines and pray for the greatest needs. This year, the meeting was focuse on combating Online Sexual Exploitation of Children (OSEC), which is quickly become a rampant problem in the country. (more…)
This year, we were blessed again with perfect weather and amazing support at the golf outing. From a fundraising standpoint, we had our most successful outing to date! Thank you so much to our sponsors, golfers, and volunteers for the your part in supporting God’s work of rescue and redemption through One Saved in the Philippines!
We look forward to seeing you all next year and continuing to grow so that more children can be saved through this ministry!
This video put out by IJM truly captures the heart of what we are stepping into in The Philippines with online sexual exploitation. IJM does rescue but they need partners when it comes to aftercare. That’s where we come in. This video does a great job of illustrating the redemptive power of aftercare in the healing and restoration of children from awful situations. Check it out!
Amy raced around the top of Michigan this past weekend, raising $1,075 for One Saved and beating her goal pace – completing the marathon in an impressive 4 hours, 2 minutes! Thank you, Amy, for running the race God has marked out for you so fervently.