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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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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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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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Filming The Monologues For The Elijah Rising Virtual Gala

As you know, COVID caused us to change our in-person gala to virtual this year. This presented many challenges but we decided to continue with what we had planned for the year. Instead of gathering at A.D. Players Theater, we had this idea to bring the theater to people’s homes. So we worked with a...
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A Parents’ Guide To Talking With Your Kids About Sexual Exploitation

Human trafficking and sexual exploitation affects all types of people and, unfortunately, all ages. If you are finding yourself spending a lot of time at home right now, you have a great opportunity to assess how you can inform and prepare your kids for the world we live in today. I’m breaking it down into...
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Street Prostitution and What to Do About It: Myth vs. Reality

Written by: Bob Wicker, Elijah Rising Volunteer Intervention Leader The Myth I Believed Like most of us, I grew up as a media consumer. I “learned” from television, magazines, newspapers, the internet, social media, etc. Those sources formed my understanding of what street prostitution looked like. I thought that most women in street prostitution were...
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Answered Prayer Leads To Two Restoration Homes Built In Two Weeks

We have seen miracle after miracle on the journey to provide restorative care to survivors of human trafficking. In this video, we share about an amazing organization called Eight Days of Hope (EDOH) who were an answer to a seemingly impossible prayer. They completely renovated two homes and helped us salvage the foundation of a...
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