South Thailand – Freedom Outreach

Suggested Price: $100.00

Thanks to donations to this fund, those working in sexually exploitive situations are receiving the care and healing they need.

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Open your mouth for the mute, for the rights of all the unfortunate. Open your mouth, judge righteously and defend the rights of the afflicted and needy.

Proverbs 31:8-9


Judges 19-21 tells an unpleasant story of a violent sexual act against a  woman and the subsequent fallout it causes. This isn’t the only story of this nature told in the Bible. The damage caused by sexual violence and sexual transgressions are explained through stories like this one, so we can be motivated to act in defending those who are most vulnerable.

Marginalized and exploited, trafficked women and children suffer oppressive captivity in Phuket, Thailand, one of the top sex tourism destinations in all of South East Asia. The C&MA’s For Freedom International team in South Thailand is currently the only faith-based organization in this area, providing alternatives for those seeking a way out. Freedom outreach ministry takes place weekly in the red- light district and hair salons. This gives the workers an opportunity to go into these places to pray with the girls and build relationships. The program exists to break the chains of oppression so that individuals have an opportunity to encounter Christ and live in freedom. A safe house partnership provides women with an escape from unsafe people and dangerous environments. A partnership with the police force and a child advocacy center also offers protection to children from exploitation.


Prayer

Pray that those being exploited and abused will find opportunities to escape to a new life and that the Holy Spirit would bring significant healing to those deeply wounded. Pray also for wisdom and discernment as workers build relationships, provide training, and share the love of Jesus. Pray that this ministry would find favor with local governments and for opportunities to expand Christ’s work.