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Our Rescue1 children have been rescued out of some horrific situations. Some from brothels, others from kidnappers, some from the streets, others from trafficking and pornography rings. Their stories are stories of hope and redemption. Their lives are being transformed because of our sponsors and donors. We could never do it without you. These children are YOUR children. Your sponsorship is an active expression of God's love for them. God has reached down into the darkest places and rescued them out...because of YOU. Read about the lives Rescue1 is saving and transforming.

    Davey - Mexico

    Davey, only 9 years old, was sold for sex ever since he was 3 years old. He was sold to both males and females. He was often sold multiple times a day, raped, and used for explicit child pornography. His own mother was his primary trafficker and manipulated him into believing that he would go to jail or be killed if he tried to leave.

    Davey’s two older sisters had already been rescued and were living in our Courage Home but had been manipulated as well and were afraid to speak up about Davey, not wanting to risk the life of their brother. One sister, however, found her courage and spoke up about Davey. Davey thought he was going to be trapped forever but the bravery of his siblings changed that.

    Our team worked with authorities to track down Davey, rescue him from his torture, and offer him a home. Now Davey is living in our home and happily reunited with his sisters. He is provided the food, education, and safety he deserves so that he can be a kid again.

    Lucas - Mexico

    Lucas, 7, has endured unimaginable terror and pain. Alongside his younger brother, Lucas was sold for sex while living in animal-like conditions. His father and grandmother both physically abused him and his grandmother manipulated him and sold him for sex.

    Lucas thought that he was stuck in a vicious cycle of sexual abuse. His hope was shrinking and he felt so alone.

    When we found out about the Lucas, we worked with local authorities to locate him and helped him escape his torture. He came to our home and now lives in freedom and safety. Lucas was so behind in his learning that he couldn’t even write his own name but now he’s learning to read and write! Already, from our education program, he is able to identify letters and numbers. Lucas is happy to be in safety alongside his brother and is well on his way to a full recovery!

    Mateo - Mexico

    Mateo, who is 6 years old, was trafficked alongside his 7-year-old brother, Lucas. They were living in terrible conditions and being treated like animals. Mateo’s own grandmother sold him for sex to her boyfriend, who raped him and his brother many times.

    Mateo felt trapped in a cycle of torture and pain. He almost lost hope and were left wondering if anyone out there cared about them.

    Thankfully, our teams discovered Mateo and intervened, rescuing him out of his torture. He’s now living in our restoration home where he’s receiving medical care, individualized education, and safety. When he first came into our home, Mateo was behind in his schooling. Now, just weeks later, he can read full sentences! He is well on his way to a full recovery.

    Stephanie - Philippines

    Stephanie was the victim of a human trafficking ring. She was taken to a bus station and was about to be transferred to a bigger city to be sold to a larger trafficking ring.

    Stephanie knew this was the last chance she would get to escape and made a daring run into a bathroom she could lock. We are thankful that heroes stepped in to ensure Stephanie would reach safety at our rescue home.

    Stephanie needs your help as she is receiving care and security in our loving home! She looks forward to continuing her education and beginning her teen years in peace.

    Princess - Philippines

    Sold to traffickers at the age of 10, Princess was forced into sex slavery. For the next 4 years, she said she felt she was “living like a stray animal.” She owned only one pair of clothes and was forced to prostitute herself for every meal.

    After being rescued and placed in the safety of our Rescue1 home, she devoted herself day and night to her studies and in just 2 short years, she graduated at the top of her class and delivered the commencement speech!

    Nicole - Philippines

    Nicole was trafficked by a neighbor who manipulated her by promising to give her a job with a good salary. This neighbor had other plans in mind. They forced Nicole to stay captive in a den house to be readily available for rape and abuse.

    Nicole was rescued from the den house and brought into the Rescue1 home by welcoming arms. She has a long road ahead of her as she begins her healing process. Nicole needs your help to continue her education and pursue a career that will truly give her the good salary she always hoped for!

    Lauren - Philippines

    Lauren has endured abuse throughout her entire life. Living in extreme poverty and desperate, she was forced into prostitution. Lauren was forced to live in a shanty behind a warehouse, where was would endure countless rapes every night.

    One fateful day, Lauren was able to escape and ran for her life. She got in touch with our Philippines home director and was welcomed into our home with open arms. Lauren needs your help as she continues to receive care and begin her journey of endless possibilities!

    Kaylee - Philippines

    Kaylee and her family lived a life of suffering and poverty in a small village in the Philippines. Kaylee was in mourning of the death of her sister from cancer and starving for food.

    Traffickers took advantage of Kaylee’s circumstances and forced her to be a slave. She suffered constant abuse and a forced abortion at the hands of her traffickers. Kaylee was suffering from health complications from her torture and her life was in grave danger.

    Our Philippines home director rescued Kaylee and rushed her to the hospital to receive emergency treatment. Kaylee is now in recovery and safe at our rescue home. Kaylee needs your support in continuing her journey of recovery and a life full of success and happiness!

    Kayla - Philippines

    Kayla grew up in a rural town in the Philippines. She would spend her days shepherding and caring for her family’s water buffalos in the fields.

    One day, a trafficker came to her town and stole her away from her family. Her life quickly shifted from one spent peacefully caring for her family’s buffalos into terrifying days and nights held captive in a den house run by criminals where she was raped repeatedly.

    Kayla was rescued when a local informant told our outreach teams where she was being held. She is now living in the safety of our Rescue1 home and she has been receiving the love, care, and safety she desperately needs. This sweet girl is looking forward to a future that is now filled with endless possibilities. She’s looking forward to finishing school and receiving the life skills she needs to live her life in freedom. Kayla loves children and she hopes to one day have a family of her own.

    Kala - Philippines

    Sold into slavery from the time she was only 8 years old, Kala was kidnapped and forced to live in a pig pen. Kala was routinely raped and sold for money by a gang of traffickers. One of our young girls who was rescued a few months earlier and living in the safety of our home, alerted our team to Kala’s captivity. She and Kala had both been trafficked together, and she refused to leave Kala behind.

    Our team on the ground sprang into action and rescued her just a few days shy of her 12th birthday. We were able to celebrate her birthday, her freedom, and her new life now that she is safe. Kala needs your support as she begins her life of freedom and endless possibilities.

    Jane - Philippines

    Jane was orphaned at a young age and left to fend for herself. Alone and with no safe place to go, she was an easy target for local traffickers. Jane was held at gunpoint and forced to work in a brothel for six months. She thought she was going to die and that her life was over.

    After a daring escape, Jane found a safe haven at our Rescue1 home. Today Jane is looking forward to a brighter future! She is excited to finish high school and hopes that one day she will be able to start a family of her own. Jane needs your support to achieve her goals and continue dreaming about her future!

    Emma - Philippines

    Trapped in a cycle of poverty, Emma struggled to break the chains of hardship that had become the hallmark of her life. Local traffickers spotted her, and preyed on her vulnerability and weakness. They promised to help her go back to school, but instead they sold her to a brothel where she was forced to live in a room no bigger than a closet. She was brutalized by as many as 20 men every night. Emma’s only thoughts were about escaping. One night, her traffickers got drunk and high on drugs, and Emma saw her opportunity. She ran for her life, knowing that if she was caught she would be killed.

    Emma is continuing her emotional and physical healing in the safety of our home. She is grateful to be able to live a freedom filled future in happiness! She is fulfilling her dream of finishing school and breaking free from a cycle of poverty and abuse.

    Amy - Philippines

    Amy was only 13 years old when she was trafficked. Alone and vulnerable, she was sold into slavery, where she was repeatedly raped and brutalized. It wasn’t long before Amy became pregnant. Terrified, she knew that if her traffickers found out they would force her to have an abortion. Even though Amy was just a child herself, she refused to let them kill her baby and she made a daring decision to escape. Our outreach teams found her alone, scared, and living in a local landfill scavenging for food.

    Amy was in very poor health, suffering from an infection and high fever. Our Philippines home director immediately took Amy to a clinic and gave her the medication and healthcare she so desperately needed. Amy is on the road to recovery, and looking forward to raising her baby in peace. She needs your help as she begins her life of freedom.

    Allie - Philippines

    Allie’s mother gave birth to her when she was only 13 years old. Allie’s father died just 4 years later. After her father’s passing, Allie and the rest of her family struggled to find steady income for food, shelter, and security.

    Traffickers exploited Allie’s circumstances and forced her into slavery. She became pregnant and was desperate to escape her enslavement.

    Allie came to us for help and we were able to provide her the necessary medical treatment for the rest of her pregnancy and the birth of her baby. Allie and her baby are thriving in our rescue home and she needs your help as she looks forward to raising her baby in peace.

    Alexis - Philippines

    Alexis was sold by a trafficker who would threaten her life and abuse her. Over the span of a year, she was constantly being sold by her trafficker, and lived in fear for her life. Having felt so helpless, Alexis’s will to live was diminishing. She knew she needed to escape and to be free of her torture. Alexis made a daring escape, and was able to reach the authorities. She is now safe in our rescue home, and receiving the care she needs. Alexis needs your support as she begins her life of freedom and endless possibilities.

    Bharathi - India

    Bharathi’s mother lives as a prostitute and wanted to make money by selling her. Bharathi was rescued while she was being sold out in an auction and moved her into our rescue home.

    Deepthi - India

    Deepthi’s father passed away when she was little. Her mother started to live as a prostitute and many men tried to abuse Deepthi when they came to sleep with her mother. She attended our outreaches in the slums and we rescued her and moved her into our home.

    Mani - India

    Mani was an orphan who was living with a family and working as a child laborer. He had to carry bricks all day long. His hands were rock hard and bleeding when we found him during our outreach. We rescued him and moved him into our home.

    Salma - India

    Salma was beaten by her parents and forced to get married to a 70 year old Arab man. She ran away from home and was living in a bus shelter and begging people for help. Our rescue team found her and moved her into our rescue home.

    Sampath Kumar - India

    Sampath Kumar was an orphan who was working as a helper in a welding shop. He could no longer work there when his eyes were badly injured on the job and he became sick. He attended one of our slum outreaches and when we learned about his story, we moved him into our home.

    Enosh - India

    Enosh lost his mother when he was 2 years old and his father was an alcoholic. He didn't take proper care of him. He used to make Enosh beg on the streets and would buy alcohol with the money. One day, Enosh’s father left him on the street and never returned. Enosh was found and saved by our Rescue1 team and is now safe and cared for.

    Nirmala - India

    Nirmala was born in a family where her and her mother used to make money by nude dancing in villages. One night they were attacked by a gang and her and her mother were brutally raped. Nirmala's mother was killed, but she escaped death. She was mentally and emotionally wounded. She was rescued and taken to live in our Rescue1 home. Since then she's been counseled, prayed for, and shown the truth of how God sees her.

    Pavani - India

    Pavani was kidnapped when she was 8 years old and sold out to brothels. She was forced to go with 15 to 20 men every day. She was very young and at times would refuse to co-operate. Because of this she would be severely beaten. As she continued to resist, they broke her legs as punishment. She was kept without food and was not given any medical attention. Her leg became infected and by the time she was taken to the hospital her leg had to be amputated. After her amputation, she was thrown away and left on the streets. A pastor who is a part of our Rescue1 network and team was visiting the hospital and came to learn of her situation. She was rescued and brought into our Rescue1 home where she is now loved, accepted, and safe.


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