Destiny Rescue – Thailand

destiny rescue In April 2013, Simon, Jenny (a close friend) and I went to visit the Destiny Rescue team in Thailand. Destiny Rescue provide safe homes for children rescued from sex-slavery and also have prevention homes for vulnerable boys and girls. It was wonderful to meet the dedicated, enthusiastic volunteers. You couldn't do this job, knowing the horrors of what has happened in the lives of the rescued children and what is happening to so many others, if you didn't see the amazing results. It was encouraging to meet the real men who stand up for justice and fight to protect the vulnerable. Tony Kirwan along with other trained men rescue the underage girls from brothels and clubs. It’s a challenging situation that can involve “legal” slavery where the girls Destiny Rescue have been bought or where the girls feel a sense of duty to provide for their families no matter what the cost, which is related to Thai beliefs. In such cases the girl’s freedom needs to be purchased. They also need to fi...
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Rescue Mission For Children

mural1Simon and I went to Thailand at the beginning of the year to help out at the Rescue Mission for Children. We had a wonderful time and just love the children there. Many of the children come out of very traumatic situations and come to the Rescue Mission with sores and malnutrition due to the lack of hygiene and poverty stricken areas they live in. We did not see where they had come from, we only saw the solution and the results of the mission. The hundreds of children were just so beautiful, hard working, happy, loving and grateful. Our team helped in any way we could – sewing sheets, singing songs, helping build the new school, gardening, painting and fixing electrical work. Simon had a full time job fixing electrical faults and putting in lights. I mostly painted mission statement murals on the walls (see photo). A major part of their lives is praise and worship morning and night. The children may not know it but it is a big part of their healing process because praise is pow...
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India

Incredible India. It is a place of chaos that somehow works. A place of extreme contrast, where beautiful people dressed in beautiful clean detailed clothing stand in contrast to the background of old, broken, half-finished buildings covered in dust and surrounded by litter. Where high quality materials such as granite are assembled with little care and beautiful brass door handles will be held on with masking tape. Although India is different the brothers and sisters in Christ are so friendly, beautiful and inspirational. Although they don't have much they have hearts of generosity and will give whatever they have even if it is their life. We visited a few church meetings, a children's home and a leaders conference. The language barrier is frustrating as there is so much we would love to share with these God-hungry people but we were able to minister to the people through an interpreter at times. We prayed with about 6 young men who received the baptism of the Holy Spirit. I wa...
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