July 17th, 2014

Freedom on the Streets of Brazil

Through countless hours of prayer and street outreach, heartwrenching challenges and astounding victories, Liberdade is finished! Many times, our tears of sorrow were replaced with tears of joy. Along with our partners from local Brazilian churches and organizations, we watched in amazement as the Lord moved powerfully in the lives of many, touching their hearts with love and revealing the truth about their value as God’s children and the grace...
Tom & Virginia
July 8th, 2014

Liberdade: A Home

A story from our partners in Brazil, Shores of Grace. In Brazil, we meet with children who live on the streets. We talk with them. We pray for them. Most of the time, we bring a fun activity and something to break the ice and encourage creative expression. For these children, simple playtime activities—ones that seem so normal to us in the United States—offer a rare respite from daily struggles....
June 19th, 2014

The Song That Shaped Nefarious

Whether he knows it or not, John Mark McMillan played a huge part in shaping Nefarious: Merchant of Souls. I was first introduced to this wonderful artist’s music when I discovered a YouTube video from his set at The Call in Nashville, TN. In the video, John Mark plays his song, "How He Loves." The song had a profound impact on me, and I wept for two days as I...
June 10th, 2014

A Bill to Curb Demand

“I am only one, but I am one. I can't do everything, but I can do something. The something I ought to do, I can do. And by the grace of God, I will.” - E. Hale You may remember the amazing breakthrough our legal reform team wrote about a few months ago regarding the Capitol Hill screening of Nefarious in July 2013 and the corresponding meetings with members of...
Tom and Virginia
June 9th, 2014

Tom & Virginia: A Family and A Home

Our time in Brazil has revealed an overwhelming need for Christian safe homes to serve as a refuge for the thousands of children who are living on the streets. Several years ago, Virginia and her husband, Tom, saw this same need. They heard the Lord calling them to move to Recife, an impoverished region in northeast Brazil. When they reached their destination, they quickly understood the reason for the call....
June 9th, 2014

What You Don’t Know About Nefarious

Did you know that Nefarious: Merchant of Souls was edited three times before the film was finally released? I am not talking about a little tweak here and there. I am talking about a complete revision, as in color, score, post-audio sound. Everything. One of the best things that happened to me throughout the filmmaking process was when someone boldly confronted me and said, "Your project has potential, but it...
Julianas Story
June 3rd, 2014

Juliana’s Story: Night After Night

Juliana* lives alone on the streets of Recife, Brazil. She is only a child, but her childhood is already lost. In her eyes is a reflection of exploitation and pain. Tragically, she is one of many children in this city with a similar story. Recife, where Juliana lives, is one of twelve cities that will be hosting the World Cup this summer. On the surface, Recife is known for its...
June 3rd, 2014

1,000 Liberdade Bags

This summer, Exodus Cry will join with Brazilian organizations to reach out to victims of sexual exploitation in Brazil. In each of the twelve cities serving as a World Cup host, we will be distributing Liberdade Bags to oppressed women and children. Each bag will include hygienic and cosmetic items, a small Bible, a journal, a gift, a nonperishable snack, resources, and a handwritten note of support, love, and prayer....
Amandas Story
May 28th, 2014

Amanda’s Story: Why are you here?

"Normally cars drive by and throw rocks at us, but you came throwing roses." –Prostituted girl in Brazil It was 2:00 pm when our team arrived in Vila Mimosa. At first glance, life in this region of Rio de Janeiro seemed almost ordinary. But upon further inspection, a sad reality became apparent. Behind the neighborhood streets, a maze of alleyways overflowed with a sea of men who were all there...
May 21st, 2014

Help us reach 1,000 women and girls in Brazil

This summer, the World Cup will begin in Brazil. Thousands of tourists will flock to the newly constructed arenas and the dazzling landscapes. But in the shadows, oppression is already lurking. A booming sex trade is flourishing. Brazil has been ranked as one of the premier sex tourism destinations of the world. Now with the influx of visitors arriving for the World Cup, we foresee a devastating tsunami of sexual...