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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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Recent Podcast Episodes

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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John LaChapelle on the podcast
02
Mar

The Importance of Prayer & Intercession

In this episode we talk with Elijah Rising’s new Prayer Director, John LaChapelle, about the role of prayer and intercession in ministry. In 2022 we have been able to host multiple prayer events in our new space and it has been really powerful. We share about some of the prayers that have already been answered...
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21
Dec

What Is An Emergency Assessment Center?

In this episode we interview Jeff Shaw, Executive Director of Frontline Response. Founded in 2003, Frontline Response began with a heart for the frontlines – always seeking to find a need and meet it. Since incorporating in 2010, Frontline Response has assisted nearly 1,500 victims out of sex trafficking and transitioned over 1,000 men, women,...
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20
Dec

What Is A Drop-in Center?

Cara is Executive Director of The Landing, a Houston based nonprofit whose mission is to serve survivors of human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation with a trauma-informed approach, fueled by the love of Christ. In this podcast, Cara explains what a drop-in center is and how this approach is effective in serving individuals who are...
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