What role does the church play in the work to end sex trafficking?

In this episode, we discuss the role of the church in combatting human trafficking.  We invited Leigh Kohler from The Freedom Church Alliance to talk about how churches can serve in this area. Leigh is a speaker, writer, teacher, and advocate. She is the Co-Founder and President of the Freedom Church Alliance. Her own personal...
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The History of Elijah Rising

What does the name “Elijah Rising” mean? That’s one of the most frequently asked questions we get, and in this episode, we answer that and more! In this episode, Micah and Adam share the history of Elijah Rising. From when we started as a small prayer meeting in 2012 to now.  Thank you for listening!...
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402 Teetshorn HOUSTON, TX — (5 JAN 2021) –  At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Elijah Rising, a local Houston anti-trafficking nonprofit, prepared for a decline in donations and sales revenue from its social enterprise. The nonprofit provides housing, therapy, and jobs to women who are recovering from sex trafficking. Forced to pivot during...
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The Top 5 Miracles That Happened In 2020

In this episode of The Elijah Rising Podcast, we recap some of the highlights from 2020. No doubt this has been a tough year for everyone. Yet, God has continued to provide ways for Elijah Rising to continue our mission. Your support has enabled so many miracles to happen. We thought it would be good...
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I can’t believe they asked that! Questions we get from the media.

In this episode of The Elijah Rising Podcast, Sam and David talk about interactions with the media regarding human trafficking. Human trafficking is something that continues to be sensationalized in the media, but is it painting an honest picture of what human trafficking actually looks like? We also ask the question of how can journalists...
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Heritage Baptist Church Fights Human Trafficking Through A Community Pumpkin Patch

Heritage Baptist Church hosted a local pumpkin patch fundraiser for Elijah Rising. They raised over $7,500 for Elijah Rising. Meet Pastor John Strader of Heritage Baptist Church in Missouri City and learn about how a local church in Missouri City is helping fight sex trafficking Why are you so passionate about raising awareness about trafficking? ...
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Meet Taz, Spoken Word Poet Taking A Stand Against Sex Trafficking

Taz is a spoken word poet who found Elijah Rising by searching online. He uses his passion and creativity to bring awareness to the issue of trafficking through spoken word poetry. Watch Taz perform “Get In.” Taz, why are you so passionate about raising awareness about trafficking? I’m a former bodyguard, former correctional officer and...
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upLIFTed Movement Uses Health and Wellness to Fight Human Trafficking

Elizabeth is the founder of upLIFTed Movement. They are a community group that blends fitness and activism to bring awareness to the issue of human trafficking. Watch as she shares about her mission to fight trafficking. What we love about Elizabeth is her passion and energy to make an impact for good. upLIFTed Movement has...
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How To Pick A Non-Profit To Donate To

This blog was written by Rev. Hannah White, who is the Co-Lead Pastor & Chief Creative Officer of Village Heights Church in Houston, Texas.  As Giving Tuesday quickly approaches, you have surely noticed an influx of non-profits asking you to support their organization. In a perfect world, we would all be able to shower every...
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