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Liberdade—Exodus Cry’s initiative surrounding the 2014 FIFA World Cup—was designed to bring freedom to the women and children trafficked in Brazil. Through prayer, outreach, and the training of Brazilian nationals who will serve as abolitionists in their home country, Liberdade provided a foundation for ongoing revival. The effort culminated at the start of the World Cup in June 2014 when more than 500 churches across the country gathered for the 31 days of the games. During this time, they joined us in prayer and reached out to more than 1,500 exploited persons in prostitution zones around the country.

Today, fueled by Liberdade, a grassroots movement of abolition is beginning to arise in the nation of Brazil. By using active prayer, awareness campaigns, and outreach to Brazil’s most vulnerable, these new abolitionists are on a mission to set the captives free.


Partnered with over 500 Brazilian churches.

Planted prayer rooms in each of the 12 World Cup host cities.

Reached 1,972 exploited men, women, and children.

Trained over 1,529 international volunteers in outreach & intervention.

Stories from the Field

Eight Brothels Shut Down Before World Cup
Eight Brothels Shut Down Before World Cup
In June 2014, we sent a team to Fortaleza to take a stand against sexual exploitation in Brazil. On the same night that our team arrived, eight brothels were closed and ten pimps were arrested. Read This Story ›
Rio De Janerio: God Answered Our Prayers For Justice
Rio De Janerio: God Answered Our Prayers For Justice
In the impoverished red-light district of Rio De Janeiro, three traffickers are apprehended and arrested by police. Read This Story ›
Liberbade: A Home
Liberbade: A Home
“Because what does the kingdom of heaven look like to a child who lives on the streets? It looks like a safe home.” Read This Story ›
Freedom on the Streets of Brazil
Freedom on the Streets of Brazil
Read highlights of the power of prayer at work in the cities in Brazil that are a part of our Liberdade campaign. Read This Story ›
Julianas Story
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. Read Juliana’s Story ›
Amandas Story
Amanda’s Story:
Why are you here?
At one point, Amanda asked, “What are you doing here? Why are you sitting in this hell talking with me?” She explained that late-night johns were the only ones who visited, and certainly, no one ever seemed to care. Read Amanda’s Story ›

Prayer

We believe that the power of prayer can result in change. Your prayerful partnership with us was critical to our Prevention, Intervention, and Restoration work in Brazil. Your intercession was key as we dispatched teams to raise awareness, led outreaches, and called for an abolitionist movement in this nation. Together, we declared freedom for the oppressed and shined a light on modern-day slavery in Brazil. Thank You!

Over 1,000 people committed to pray for Brazil during the World Cup

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For information about Liberdade, please email info@exoduscry.com