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City in Focus

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...
February 8th, 2017

City in Focus: Washington D.C.

“I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Savior.” 1 Timothy 2:1-2 This quarter we will be praying for our nation’s capitol, a place in great need of God’s divine intervention and leadership. Washington...
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...
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....
July 25th, 2016

City in Focus: Rio De Janeiro

Nestled between tropical forests and pristine beaches, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is a premier tourist destination best known for its stunning landscapes, beautiful beaches, and its rich history and traditions. The city is also known for its annual Carnival festival, and its winning bid to host the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. As one of the most iconic cities of Brazil, Rio is a bustling metropolis with more than six million...
April 28th, 2016

City In Focus: Chisinau, Moldova

For the past three months you've joined us in prayer for the many victims of commercial sexual exploitation in Istanbul, Turkey. Sadly, many of the women who have found themselves trapped in sexual slavery in Istanbul were trafficked there from Moldova. Now we will turn our prayers to the country of Moldova, a place that is a massive source country for victims of sex trafficking around the globe. What's Happening...
January 13th, 2016

City in Focus: Istanbul, Turkey

For the past six months we have been fervently praying for victims of sexual exploitation in Syria and Iraq, where the ravaging effects of war and the rise of ISIS have forced millions into situations of extreme vulnerability to trafficking.1 Now our focus turns to Istanbul, Turkey, a place that has become a major hub of refugees and migrants fleeing the violence and destruction that has overtaken Syria and Iraq....
October 20th, 2015

City in Focus: Mosul, Iraq

It has been a little over a year since ISIS overtook the city of Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city. Mosul is considered one of the most beautiful and important cities in the Middle East. Called Al-Faiha, which means paradise, it stands near the ruins of the ancient city of Nineveh—as described in Jonah—and has been occupied since the reign of the Assyrians. However, with the recent arrival of ISIS, Mosul...
July 10th, 2015

City in Focus: Raqqa, Syria

The city of Raqqa in Syria has been identified as the capital of the Islamic State’s caliphate or governing body. The development of a caliphate implies that the Islamic State intends to be a powerful force. They currently control an area larger than the United Kingdom with ambitions to expand. As the group continues to grow in vast regions of Syria and Iraq, it has implemented an extreme policy of...
April 6th, 2015

City in Focus: Tijuana, Mexico

With a population of 1,559,683, Tijuana is the fifth-largest metropolis in Mexico1 and the largest city in the Mexican state of Baja California. The city’s San Ysidro port of entry is the busiest land-border crossing in the world2. Tijuana shares approximately fifteen miles of border with its sister city, San Diego, California. More than 50 million people cross the border between Tijuana and San Diego annually, with an estimated 300,000...