fbpx

2021 November Update | Intervention

About Intervention

Elijah Rising trains and mobilizes volunteer teams to reach out to men and women who are trapped in commercial sexual exploitation. Teams focus on going to the streets where prostitution is common, illicit massage businesses, strip clubs, and hotels. We bring gifts and other physical needs, as well as minister to men and women in prayer. One of the most important resources we bring is an exit hotline number. We never force anyone to leave a situation they don’t want to, but we do make sure they know there is community of people that care about them and there are options if they would like to leave the sex industry.

Reaching Out To Men

Our interventions not only focus on reaching women in prostitution, but we also reach out to men who are buying sex and those who are traffickers. The past few weeks we have been able to pray with numerous men who were driving down the track to buy sex. One man said he didn’t even know why our team was there, but there was a pull on his heart to drive up to our team as he saw other cars lined up.

Another man pulled up in his car and asked us for prayer. As our team began to pray with him, he teared up and began to confess, “I want to change and make better decisions.” Our team prayed with him until he decided that he wanted to surrender his life to Jesus. Our team was able to minister to him and connect him to a local church, and he said he was going to go.

That night we had two other powerful encounters with men which led to them having a change of heart and making a decision to surrender their lives to Jesus. One man even reached out to us the following day, and has been continuously reaching out to us because he wants change. Join us in intercession for both the men and women that we serve, and for a transformation to come to Bissonnet street.

Partner with Elijah Rising

Support the mission to end sex trafficking by making a donation. Every dollar helps us reach women and men trapped in commercial sexual exploitation and supports 24/7 care for women recovering from trafficking.

Related Posts

How Donated Vehicles Empower Survivors of Human Trafficking – Ep. 76

How is 3in1 Mechanical Ministries filling the gap of transportation for overcomers of trafficking? In our work with women in Restorative Care, we have found that once they complete our program and have jobs and housing, we always still have the missing piece of transportation. In order to help our graduates be set up for success, they need a reliable...

Confronting Addiction and Trafficking with Faith and Recovery – Ep. 75

What does recovery and restoration look like after addiction and trafficking? This is the third and final episode in this series with Jessica Gobble, Elijah Rising’s Recovery Specialist. In this episode, Jessica talks about the deep shame embedded in people who have experienced addiction and trafficking, as well as the hope and restoration available to them. Jessica also explains: -Recovery...

Exposing the Tactics of Control in Drug-Fueled Human Trafficking – Ep. 74

What new drug trends are we seeing and why are they so concerning?This is the second episode in our series with Jessica Gobble, Elijah Rising’s Recovery Specialist. In this episode, Jessica goes over the most popular types of drugs right now and why they are so dangerous, specifically to young people.  In this episode, Jessica sheds light on: The persistent...

Breaking the Bonds: Addiction and Human Trafficking – Ep. 73

Why and how do we address recovery in Elijah Rising Restorative Care? In this episode, Jessica Gobble, Elijah Rising’s Recovery Specialist, explains how addiction feeds trafficking and trafficking feeds addiction.  Traffickers have learned that they are able to make more profit off of an exploited individual when they exploit them in multiple ways.  For instance, if a trafficker coerces a woman...

AI and the Future of Exploitation – Ep. 71

We sat down with Joe Madison of Demand Disruption to look into the future of exploitation. Everyone is aware of the growing use and fast growing advancement of artificial intelligence. There is no doubt that technology will impact commercial sexual exploitation in a major way. In this episode we look at the role of technology in increasing demand for sex...

The Robot Brothel Story – Ep. 70

In this episode, we’re diving into the story of how Elijah Rising partnered with Joe Madison of Demand Disruption to prevent the first robot brothel from opening in the United States. When we stumbled upon plans to open a robot brothel in Houston—it raised some serious concerns. But this story isn’t just about one victory; it’s about the implications for...

Leave a Reply