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Engaging The Church To Impact Communities – Interview w/ Tre9, Eyes On Me Inc. – Ep. 57

In this interview with Tre9, Founder of Eyes on Me Inc, we talked about how to engage the church to impact communities. Eyes on Me, Inc has a number of different outreach programs for communities that are typically low income, high crime, and under-served. For years they have done after-school mentoring, prison ministry, church partnerships,...
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Why Does The Sex Industry Target Children?

We ask you to engage with this content so that you can become informed and equipped to stand for righteousness in this age. Sex trafficking is an epidemic today, and one of the major contributors is the increased exposure to pornography at younger ages. Most people know this, but many are uninformed about the intentional...
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How Can SANE Nurses Combat Human Trafficking? – Interview w/ Andrea Cressy – Ep. 56

Andrea Cressy is the Forensic Nursing Program Director at Houston Methodist. She is also a SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner) nurse with both national and international certifications to conduct forensic exams. Andrea talked to us about the importance of training SANE nurses to identify women in trafficking situations, resources Methodist provides women they suspect are...
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Relying On Holy Spirit – Interview w/ Frankie Mazzapica of Celebration Church of The Woodlands – Ep. 55

We were thrilled to interview Pastor Frankie Mazzapica, founding and lead pastor of Celebration Church of The Woodlands, Texas. Celebration Church is a source of strength for many families and ministries including Elijah Rising. In 2018, Elijah Rising’s Executive Director, Micah Gamboa, was speaking at Celebration Church when she experienced sudden cardiac death and miraculous resuscitation two days later....
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Working With Youth Survivors of Trafficking – Interview w/ Amber Sharp of Home of Hope – Ep. 54

A study done by the University of Texas at Austin states there are more than 300,000 victims of human trafficking in Texas, including almost 79,000 minors and youth victims of sex trafficking. In our experience of doing outreach and intervention we also come across teens being trafficked on the street and even in strip clubs....
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Gen-Z & Social Justice – Ep. 53

A major focus of Gen-Z is getting behind causes especially in the realm of social justice. In this podcast we interview two Elijah Rising Staff Members, Sage and Janae, they work in our Restorative Care Program and they are passionate about anti-trafficking work and sharing the Gospel. We talk about social justice, ministry, and the...
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Keeping Kids Safe in a World of Social Media: A Series

In the Communications Department at Elijah Rising, we spend a lot of time staying informed on recent trends in trafficking. Recently, we’ve seen more and more articles, court cases, and data focused on online predators. Many of us on staff have children ourselves. In light of what we know, we frequently ask the question “How...
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Recovery and Trafficking

Studies show that over 90% of victims of trafficking have had some involvement with drug or alcohol abuse, whether voluntary or involuntary. You really can’t talk about one without the other. We have found in our work at Elijah Rising that most women we serve have experience with drug or alcohol addiction, and Sharpen Recovery...
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Recovery and The Gospel

In Elijah Rising’s experience doing intervention and restorative care, we have found that many of the women we’ve encountered have a drug or alcohol addiction in addition to being trafficked. We realized we needed to be able to serve women in recovery from addiction well, so we now have a Recovery Coordinator, Jessica Gobble. In...
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The Power of Prayer

Since Elijah Rising was founded, prayer has played a crucial role. In this episode, you will hear from Elijah Rising’s Prayer Director, John LaChapelle, and hear from Tiffany Pardue, Executive Director of The Greater Houston Prayer Council.  If you are wanting to grow in your prayer life you will gain some new insights and encouragement...
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