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Challenges to Exiting the Life

What are the challenges an individual faces when leaving a trafficking situation? The truth is there are more factors than we can mention in this one episode, It’s complicated. That’s why we wanted to focus this episode on discussing some of the barriers one faces when exiting the sex industry. We invited Allison Madrigal of...

How are people groomed into trafficking?

We are often asked how do people end up in trafficking situations? There are many different answers to that question as each case is unique. However, sometimes there is a system that traffickers use to prepare someone for abuse. This is often referred to as “grooming.” If you can understand the tactics traffickers use, hopefully,...

What are the best ways to resource overcomers?

In this episode, we interview Kathy Givens and talk about the best ways to serve those who have overcome sex trafficking. Kathy is a wife, mother, author, and playwright who has overcome the dark world of sex trafficking. She is also the co-founder of twelve11 partners, a survivor-led nonprofit organization focused on supporting those who...

How does prayer change the fight against human trafficking?

In this latest episode of The Elijah Rising Podcast, we talk about the role of prayer in anti-trafficking work. I’m excited to share it with you because as you listen you will acquire a deeper desire to pray. At the end of the episode we come to a powerful realization about the power of prayer,...

How are asylum-seeking and exploitation related?

In this episode, Adam interviews Munatsi Manyande of DASH Network.  In response to the compassionate and welcoming love of Jesus, DASH Network exists to love people who are seeking asylum by serving their physical and relational needs. Munatsi shares about their work, the difference between refugees and asylum-seekers, and human trafficking. For more information visit:https://www.dashnetwork.net/...

TABC and Human Trafficking

In this podcast we interview Kevin Lilly, Chairman of the TABC (Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission). Some of you may already be asking what does trafficking have to do with alcohol? Even Kevin admits he was surprised, when he took the role as Chairman, the amount of work that goes into anti-human trafficking efforts. The TABC...

Does Houston have a human trafficking problem?

Research is important to the movement to end human trafficking. Our experiences on the streets and in brothels are anecdotal, but research helps to provide credibility and insight into the fight against trafficking. We had the opportunity to interview an expert researcher on human trafficking. She has contributed so many statistics and insight to our...

The Foster Care System and Human Trafficking

In this episode, we interview Amber Knowles, Executive Director of Fostering Family. Fostering Family is a nonprofit committed to strengthening foster and kinship families through training and collaboration. Amber shares about the foster care system and the impact on human trafficking. For more information about Fostering Family go to: https://www.fostering-family.org/ Thank you for listening! If you’d...

Why don’t they just shut illicit massage businesses down?

In this episode, we talk with Joe Madison of Demand Disruption to talk about illicit massage businesses. We always get the question, “if there are so many of these brothels, who doesn’t law enforcement just shut them down?” The answer to this question varies and is complex. Joe shares his experience combatting trafficking on the...

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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