• 3 Reasons Familial Trafficking Often Goes Unnoticed

    Police were swarming. I stood in my Grandfather’s driveway that evening, just frozen. Not speaking or moving. My trafficker stood behind me talking with another police officer… their voices sounded muffled to me. Was this panic? My heart was pounding. Sweaty palms. Overthinking. It was panic… The Calvary was here...

  • Cyntoia Brown Granted Clemency

    Cyntoia Brown was granted clemency, and her release is set for August 7th! Cyntoia was arrested at the age of 16, she is now 30, and is currently incarcerated at the Tennessee Prison for Women. She has said a pimp named “Kut Throat” forced her into prostitution and that this is what eventually...

  • An Update on Our Executive Director, Micah Gamboa

    On Sunday the 18th of November, Micah Gamboa the Executive Director of Elijah Rising collapsed right before she began to speak onstage at Celebration Church of the Woodlands. It was determined that Micah had suffered a cardiac arrest. Two medical professionals in the congregation were able to perform successful CPR...

  • To Adopt A Brothel

    Written by Annika Bergen Originally published in the September 2018 issue of Citizen magazine. HUMAN TRAFFICKING. It's an intimidating term. According to the Global Slavery Index of 2016, an estimated 40.3 million people are trafficked around the world—and a huge percentage are women who are exploited sexually. With such high...

  • Why a Sex Robot Brothel won’t solve the Human Trafficking problem in the City of Houston.

    KinkySdollS is a business in Toronto where you can rent a sex robot by the hour, and they announced they are opening a robot brothel in Houston. The reaction to this by many Houstonians has been varied. People are angry, some are intrigued, and a lot of people are just...

  • Is Harvey Weinstein A Sex Trafficker?

    A judge ruled that Harvey Weinstein can be sued for violating federal sex-trafficking law. A young actress claims he coerced her to engage in sex acts with him in exchange for a false promise of a movie role. The judge said this case could fall under the sex-trafficking law, which makes it...

  • The Power of A Story

    By Joe Madison Presenter & Trainer with Love People Not Pixels & Volunteer with Elijah Rising “Do you ever still look at porn?” Stunned, he stared at the words and arrived at a crossroads. He couldn’t lie one more time, he was sick of it. So instead he typed out...

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    Reaching Russia’s Exploited

    Vanessa Forbes, Intervention Coordinator, for Elijah Rising spent two weeks in Moscow for 24/7 prayer and intervention for women who have been trafficked. She spent two weeks with her team loving on the women being trafficked and offering them an exit from a life of exploitation. Russia is known as...

  • Home for Survivors Gift Card Drive

    From now until June 10 we are doing a gift card drive in order to furnish a newly renovated home at Kendleton Farms. We are partnering with Southern Farmhouse Designs to transform what we are naming The Booth Home into a beautiful space that will house up to 8 survivors. We...