EMPOWERING GIRLS AND WOMEN
We often forget how difficult it is for women in other parts of the world. In many places girls and women are not valued or protected. The work we are doing across Cambodia, Eswatini and Latvia supports these women in realizing their full potential and claim their worth as daughters of the Lord on high!
He has sent me to
bind up the brokenhearted,
to proclaim freedom for
the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners.
The business of human trafficking generates over $32 billion worldwide annually. More than two-thirds of that money comes from Eastern Europe alone. To combat this, the Freedom61 Café in Riga provides a place of refuge where women and girls are welcomed in from streets and out of the cold. They are nourished with a hot meal and genuine friendship that is desperately needed. This is the first step in helping the vulnerable and exploited to transition out of this life and into the hope and future Christ has for them.
Help fight exploitation and show the welcoming love of God. Your gift will enable girls and women to take the first step in their new life and show them they are valued and loved.
Once they have made the courageous decision to start a new life, women at Freedom61 move to the Transition Center. The Transition Center is a restored athletic center that now houses women who have escaped the horrors of human trafficking. These women have been abused, used and forgotten. The staff at the Transition Center provides a safe environment and a new start where they can rehabilitate their bodies and their souls. The center provides counseling, vocational training, prayer and friendship as the women heal and experience
God’s redemptive love.
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