Our Work In India
The Lord continues to open doors in India. In December of 2004, one hundred women attended our first annual Christmas Celebration in Bangalore, India. Since then, we have seen more than 1200 women come through the Rahab's Rope Women's Centers. Currently, Rahab's Rope is doing work in Bangalore, Goa, Mumbai, and New Delhi.
– We have been in Bangalore since 2004, providing aftercare for hundreds of women through basic education and vocational training. Many women have come to know the love of Christ and have grown in both their spiritual and physical lives. They are also taught skills that equip them to successfully re-enter their communities.
– In January of 2010, we felt a door was open for us to begin a new work in Goa. Goa’s main industry is tourism, causing sex trafficking to thrive as a business. While we seek to have a positive impact on girls already involved in sex tourism, our main focus in Goa is prevention. We are working in an area where young girls are not in school, and young women have no education or marketable skills. Both groups are at great risk. Through education and vocational training, our hope is to never see these girls forced into a life of prostitution.
– In January of 2011, we were asked to visit a brothel where many women live and work in a field. When we saw their plight, our hearts were broken, and we couldn’t say no. Currently, we are entering this brothel five days a week, providing basic education and sharing the love of Christ. Amazing things are happening, and the work is progressing more quickly than we could have imagined.
– After visiting New Delhi on several occasions, we knew God was calling us to work there, we just weren't sure how we needed to start. After meeting an incredible woman doing very similar work, in 2014, we decided to support her established organization. The center serves as an aftercare facility that houses women leaving the sex industry and facilitates vocational training at local training centers. The women are given guidance and counseling as they transition into a new life and we are so excited to be a part of this growing ministry.
But these descriptions only scratch the surface of the work God is doing! For more information about each location, please click on the city name.