Meet Ogden: Powerlifting to End Sex Trafficking

There are not many people who can deadlift 400kg—that’s roughly equivalent to almost 900 lbs! Meet Ogden Myklebust. Ogden is a husband, father, powerlifter, he works in the oil & gas industry, and he is fighting sex trafficking! Not only is Ogden using his influence to help men in the oil & gas industry recognize...
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Elijah Rising Store—Now Open!

Thank you to everyone who helped launch the Elijah Rising Store, we are now open! The Grand Opening was a huge success, and we had a steady flow of people all throughout the day. We were a little worried when the weather forecast was 100% chance of rain during the event, but it didn’t rain nor...
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Elijah Rising Store Grand Opening

We’re Opening The Elijah Rising Store! We are excited to announce the Grand Opening of the Elijah Rising Store! We invite you to join us on Saturday, April 13th to celebrate this fantastic step forward for our social enterprise program. Stop by anytime from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM, and shop our products and view the new...
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3 Reasons Familial Trafficking Often Goes Unnoticed

Police were swarming. I stood in my Grandfather’s driveway that evening, just frozen. Not speaking or moving. My trafficker stood behind me talking with another police officer… their voices sounded muffled to me. Was this panic? My heart was pounding. Sweaty palms. Overthinking. It was panic… The Calvary was here and ready to take me...
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Cyntoia Brown Granted Clemency

Cyntoia Brown was granted clemency, and her release is set for August 7th! Cyntoia was arrested at the age of 16, she is now 30, and is currently incarcerated at the Tennessee Prison for Women. She has said a pimp named “Kut Throat” forced her into prostitution and that this is what eventually led her to kill 43-year-old...
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An Update on Our Executive Director, Micah Gamboa

On Sunday the 18th of November, Micah Gamboa the Executive Director of Elijah Rising collapsed right before she began to speak onstage at Celebration Church of the Woodlands. It was determined that Micah had suffered a cardiac arrest. Two medical professionals in the congregation were able to perform successful CPR as paramedics arrived. Thanks to...
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To Adopt A Brothel

Written by Annika Bergen Originally published in the September 2018 issue of Citizen magazine. HUMAN TRAFFICKING. It’s an intimidating term. According to the Global Slavery Index of 2016, an estimated 40.3 million people are trafficked around the world—and a huge percentage are women who are exploited sexually. With such high numbers, the task of rescue...
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Why a Sex Robot Brothel won’t solve the Human Trafficking problem in the City of Houston.

KinkySdollS is a business in Toronto where you can rent a sex robot by the hour, and they announced they are opening a robot brothel in Houston. The reaction to this by many Houstonians has been varied. People are angry, some are intrigued, and a lot of people are just simply…. creeped out by the...
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Is Harvey Weinstein A Sex Trafficker?

A judge ruled that Harvey Weinstein can be sued for violating federal sex-trafficking law. A young actress claims he coerced her to engage in sex acts with him in exchange for a false promise of a movie role. The judge said this case could fall under the sex-trafficking law, which makes it a crime to entice and...
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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...
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