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Intervention

August 14th, 2017

Five Things to Know about Netflix’s I Am Jane Doe

The documentary film I Am Jane Doe depicts the great battle that several American mothers are waging on behalf of their middle-school daughters, victims of sex trafficking on Backpage.com. Here are some facts about this compelling and timely film. 1. It’s about sex trafficking in the US While our own documentary Nefarious: Merchant of Souls investigated the sex trade world-wide, I Am Jane Doe—directed by Mary Mazzio and recently released...
May 9th, 2017

Trafficked at 11—outreach through the eyes of a survivor

“Yesterday is not today.” Those words circled through me as we drove towards Houston. I knew I was meant to be in this car moving towards the Justice Rally outreach. What I did not know was what I was walking into and how I would be changed. As a survivor of sex trafficking I live with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) every day. All survivors do. PTSD, basically, is when...
March 27th, 2017

Our Most Powerful Resource Since Nefarious

“The question we must ask ourselves is this: if the men who buy them for sex can find them, why can’t we?” –Blaire Fraim Millions upon millions of women and children are sexually exploited for profit around the world each year. The International Labor Organization conservatively estimates that 4.5 million people are caught in sex trafficking worldwide. Reports show there are 40 to 42 million prostituted persons in the world—three...
March 10th, 2017

What happened in Houston before the Patriots won the Super Bowl?

Before the New England Patriots’ historic comeback against the Atlanta Falcons shocked the country, another historic event shook the dark corners of the city of Houston. Around 300 abolitionists gathered for the 4-day Justice Rally conference and outreach—hosted by our friends Elijah Rising, in partnership with Exodus Cry—and we pray Houston will never be the same. With unplanned poetic timing, we realized the rally marked ten years to the day...
January 11th, 2017

Backpage Shuts Down Prostitution Ads Section

This is a historic week for the movement to end trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation! On Jan. 9, Backpage.com, a website notorious for its facilitation of prostitution and sex trafficking finally shut down the “adult” sexual services advertising section of its website. The website, which Polaris Project calls “the world’s top online brothel,” removed the prostitution ads section only hours after a scathing U.S. Senate report concluded that the website...
December 13th, 2016

Why You Should Join Us in Houston for the Super Bowl

South Africa. New Orleans. London. Brazil. These are places we've been that remind us of new stories being written. These were destinations for past major sporting events where, just beyond the reach of the lights and the cameras, sexual exploitation was taking place. But more importantly, these are places where lives would be forever changed. For the past few years, Exodus Cry has had the honor of mobilizing outreach teams...
December 6th, 2016

How to Reach Exploited Women in Your Community

James 1:27 “Religion that is pure and undefiled before God the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction...” Exodus Cry’s Intervention team reaches individuals exploited in the sex industry in brothels, strip clubs, jails, online venues, and on the streets—one by one. Because we saw a great need, we prayed for ways to strategically multiply our efforts and reach many more sexually exploited women. This is...
November 9th, 2016

City in Focus: Houston, Texas

As the most populated city in Texas, and the fourth most populated city in the USA, Houston is a bustling metropolis with an enormous demand for prostitution. The word “Houston” was the first word ever spoken from the moon and the city has become world famous for its space and science programs. However, what Houston is not as well known for is its booming “hidden in plain sight” sex industry....
October 26th, 2016

Freedom Behind Bars

“… I was in prison and you came to visit me.” Matthew 25:36 (NIV) Where do we locate women who have been sold for sex? There are many answers to this question, but one may come as a surprise. Jails and prisons across the nation are home to thousands of women who have been sexually exploited. In the United States prostitution is illegal, so women (and many transgendered men) on...
September 13th, 2016

The Woman Covered in Bright Light

In 2014 our supporters partnered with us to send Exodus Cry teams to all twelve World Cup host cities in Brazil, establishing prayer and outreach for a whole month during the games. We helped train 1500 abolitionists across Brazil, many of whom have continued in prayer and outreach to the sexually exploited. Here is one of the stories from our partners in Rio... The outreach team met a young woman...