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The Elijah Rising Podcast

ABOUT THE PODCAST

For the past 10 years Elijah Rising has been involved on the frontlines of anti-trafficking work. Our intervention experience and our experience educating the public about commercial sexual exploitation in Houston gives us unique insight into the issue.

In this podcast, we discuss the myths, misconceptions, and the most frequently asked questions in the field of anti-sex trafficking work. We discuss these issues with other thought leaders such as lived experience experts, nonprofit advocates, and ministry leaders.

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Past Podcast Episodes

19
Aug

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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10
Aug

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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12
Jul

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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14
Jun

Anti-Trafficking Awareness

Despite increased efforts to bring awareness to the issue of human trafficking, there are still many people who do not know or understand the reality of trafficking. Elijah Rising believes in the importance of bringing awareness to communities in order to combat trafficking. In this episode we talk about the new digital museum and how...
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31
May

Emergency Assessment Centers

One organization cannot be the solution to combat the effects of sex trafficking. It takes a community of NGO’s, volunteers, churches, and public officials to effect change. In this episode you will learn more about what we call “the pipeline of care” which describes how service providers work together to help people who are coming...
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16
May

Organized Crime & Asian Sex Trafficking

A study in Houston claimed there are more brothels than Starbucks and McDonalds. That statement always grabs people’s attention, but an important detail is often left out. Most women exploited in these brothels are Asian migrants or vulnerable Asian-Americans. These women are not only victims of the sex trade, but also of manipulation in debt...
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25
Apr

10 Years of Intervention

To assist those who may be trafficked, Elijah Rising has always maintained physical presence in the areas where human trafficking occurs. In this episode we reflect on the past ten years of doing intervention and share what we have learned and improvements that still need to be made. We also share some powerful stories of...
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11
Apr

An Update On Elijah Rising’s Social Enterprise

For the past several months we have been evaluating our programs. Through this evaluation we realized the need to refocus on the priority aspects of our mission. The 4 pillars of our mission are prayer, awareness, intervention and restoration. As a result, we decided to outsource the social enterprise portion of our program in order to increase...
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16
Mar

Celebrating 10 Years!

In this episode, we look back on the 10 years of Elijah Rising. Over the years, we have changed yet been able to maintain core values of prayer and emphasis on the empowerment of the Holy Spirit. For those of you who’ve been around for years, this might serve as a refresher. Hopefully, this episode...
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