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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 a partial truth, admitting to...

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 one of the worst countries...

How Porn Set Me Up For Abuse

Porn has arrived … Actually it arrived a while ago. This is the first generation that will have been raised on violent hardcore pornography. Many studies show that the vast majority of Millennials have viewed pornography way before they are done with high school. Here is the Porn that these minors are watching. 93% of...

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 have chosen specific furniture vendors...

Moms Are A Force To Be Reckoned With

Photo by Leanna Cox, Light Inspired Portraits Written By Vanessa Forbes Motherhood is amazing, exhausting, daunting, precious, tireless, often underappreciated and overburdened and one of the most important roles we play in life. We have a crucial responsibility in how our children understand concepts like empathy, joy, forgiveness, respect, and love. We struggle to balance...

Historic Moment at The White House as FOSTA/SESTA Becomes Law

Today we were present in the Oval Office as the President of the United States signed FOSTA/SESTA legislation into law. Kathy McGibbon, Program Director for Elijah Rising commented on her reaction to FOSTA/SESTA: “Though the residue of my past still lingers online due to images I was forced to take, today I have hope. The passing...

Backpage Is Seized And Shut Down

On Friday, April 6, 2018, FBI Phoenix confirmed they raided the home of Michael Lacey co-founder of the website Backpage. The site was seized and shut down by the Department of Justice. The Senate recently passed FOSTA, a bill that enables prosecutors to go after sites such as Backpage. FOSTA is in the process of...

Urgent: I Need You To Call Your Representative And Stop Online Sex Trafficking

Tomorrow, the House of Representatives will be voting on important legislation. H.R. 1865 also known as FOSTA-SESTA, and the amendment to the CDA230 which will enable websites such as Backpage to be held accountable for knowingly facilitating sex trafficking. Since this bill is going for a vote tomorrow we are urging our constituency to take...

The Reality Behind Fantasy Plaza | Houston Strip Clubs and Sex Trafficking

The Sweet 16 Agreement It was the day before Thanksgiving, Nov. 27, 2013, when the city of Houston signed a confidential settlement with 16 strip clubs in exchange for their funding of $1,000,000+ to a Human Trafficking HPD Vice Squad. When this deal was announced in 2013, we were outraged and vocal about our thoughts...

Bissonnet Street Intervention

It was the Friday before Christmas, the last Fourth Friday Intervention of the year. It was 6:00 pm as we were preparing to go out to the brothels, cantinas, and Bissonnet Street. Suddenly, the weather dropped to a freezing temperature in the 30’s. The women being prostituted on Bissonnet were completely caught off guard by...
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