In 1997, a small apartment in Mumbai, India, became the birthplace of Project Rescue.
What began 20 years ago as an answer to the question, “Would you take our daughters to a place of safety?” is now a multi-faceted ministry that reaches out to women and children caught in sexual slavery across Eurasia and Europe. No longer just Homes of Hope, Project Rescue ministry initiatives include church planting, vocational training units, medical clinics, red light district and detention center outreach teams, night care shelters, and educational programs. All are focused on helping exploited women and children experience Christ's love and transformation. Project Rescue serves in seventeen cities in the countries of India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Tajikistan, Moldova, Spain, and France.
Project Rescue exists to rescue and restore victims of sexual slavery through the love and power of Jesus Christ. This mission is accomplished through holistic care focused on the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of women and children in sexual slavery. We believe that a transformational ministry to sexually exploited persons and those at high risk should be Christ-centered, Spirit-empowered, church based, holistic, and collaborative. Our three-pronged approach of intervention, prevention, and restoration works in the following ways: We have initiatives to educate and physically rescue women and children from slavery. We work to meet the holistic needs of women and children as they are discipled to a new life in Christ. We provide education to those in high risk areas, as well as awareness programs and residential care for children of prostituted women.
Throughout these last 20 years, we watched as Jesus transformed lives for His purpose. Women have come to faith in Jesus, families have been restored, young men and women have received college degrees and become active in their churches and communities. Women of faith (once prostituted) have married godly men and started families of their own. Each life changed is a miracle, and we are so thankful to be part of the healing journey!
“We believe that the last 20 years are only the beginning of what God wants to do in the lives of trafficked women and children. As K.K. Devaraj, the founder of Bombay Teen Challenge and Coordinator for Project Rescue India says, ‘The Lord is writing this story.’ We want to be a part of the story that God is writing! Would you believe with us that the greatest days of rescue and restoration are ahead?”
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