WE FIGHT INJUSTICE AND PROMOTE LIFE THROUGH
We combat trafficking in 3 ways. First is prevention education. We raise awareness about the different faces of trafficking and exploitation and train on healthy sexuality and child protection through school, youth and community seminars. We have also initiated a transit monitoring program (safe migration project) to intercept trafficking and ensure safe migration of vulnerable laborers and children across Thailand’s borders. In addition, we offer legal services and training to prevent human trafficking by mitigating risks associated with citizenship, family law and child rights issues.
STRONG FAMILY INITIATIVES
We partner with our national staff and churches to strengthen families in Northern Thailand through seminars, family equipping curriculum, leadership development and crisis pregnancy assistance. We promote and support keeping families together through our Strong Families project. In addition, we cast a vision for family and model the power and potential of a strong family as a solution to most social issues facing Thais.
We restore the exploited and abused, by providing holistic aftercare and restoration programs both “in-house” and within the community. We address each survivor’s unique holistic needs by working alongside families to advocate for healing from trauma and equipping him/her for life within the larger society. Our programs incorporate love, provision, counseling, discipleship, empowerment, life skill development and education for both survivors and his/her family members. We currently have one safe house that serves as an aftercare facility for male survivors led by a national mom and dad and a growing community restoration track.
It is our desire that prayer provides the fuel and foundation for everything we do. This looks like daily prayer sets, regular community prayer gatherings, personal prayer room hours required for every team member and investment in the prayer movement in Northern Thailand. We are committed to prayer and worship because we love Jesus and know He is worthy and also because we know His presence transforms hearts and brings justice to the nations.
What do we do:
“Trafficking at its root is a spiritual issue and spiritual issues require spiritual solutions.”
We desire to see communities fueled by prayer arise in Thailand. The Word of God says that if we cry out to Him day and night He will give us justice (making wrong things right) quickly (Luke 18:7-8). So, we pray and worship Jesus, believing He will do all He has promised to the orphan, widow, marginalized and exploited and that His justice is perfect.
We believe that the restoration of Jesus enables a great exchange to take place where there was once brutality, there is now love and gentleness; where there was deprivation, there is now adequate provision; where there was hopelessness, hope is now provided at every interaction; where there was disorder and confusion, there is now discipline; where there was lack of dignity, there is now respect; where there was weakness and lack of voice, there is now strength; where there was shame, there is now peace; where there was control, there is now freedom; where there was hate, there is now love.
“Healing is a process that includes the mind, body, soul and spirit being set free.”
We want to see redemption and restoration come to families in Thailand. We pray that God will “turn the hearts of the fathers to the children and the hearts of the children to their fathers” (Malachi 4:6). From the very beginning, God purposely designed the family (Genesis 2). It is through this vehicle that we learn to love and trust; and it is our mission to encourage mothers and fathers in Thailand to love their families in word and action. Furthermore, we want many strong, transformed families arise to bring in the hurting, exploited and the oppressed and become havens of healing.
“We have found that attachment enables restoration because trust forms the foundation on which one learns to give and receive love.”
We believe that Anti-trafficking work is not just an NGO-thing. We are empowering nationals to create healing communities where churches, families, businesses, schools, medical providers identify and connect with those in need. All sectors of society must understand trauma, its affects and have access to tools and resources that will promote safety, healing and wholeness.