Dena and her brother, Sam, are orphans. Sam is older so he worked and did the best he could to raise Dena and keep her in school. Once she reached 6th grade, he could no longer afford to keep Dena in school. She had to get a job to help with the household expenses. At eleven years old she dropped out of school to work on a building construction site. When she was twelve years old, she disappeared. Her brother looked for her everywhere but could not find her. He filed a missing person report with the police. At the age of fourteen the police found and rescued her. Dena’s brother would not take her back in fear something would happen again. Dena was brought to a state minor home to live. At the age of twenty she was transferred to one of the women’s homes where we work. Dena began coming to our tailoring program, literacy class, life skills and Bible study. Dena is smart and learned things very quickly and easily. She shared with our staff that she was now ready to live on her own. Our staff decided to take her case and go before the high court on her behalf. At first, the state was not agreeable, but we did not give up. We continued to go before the high court on Dena’s behalf. Finally, the state agreed to release her into our care. We had planned for Dena to join a Christian Women’s Center. The Center provides housing and food for women that are survivors of human trafficking. Because of her training through our sewing program, Dena was able to get a job at the garment factory that was established by the Women’s Center and only survivors work at the factory. Dena will be making a good salary while getting her life back to a good and sustainable state. She is very happy. Dena is thankful to the Lord for the good work in her life. She said the Lord has answered my prayers. She is very humble and grateful. When leaving the state home, all the residents and staff shed tears of joy for Dena and wished her well. The Superintendent gifted her with a watch as she left. She had spent 8 long years in the state facility. She is grateful and humbled that she met our staff, and we introduced her to the Lord and went to the high court on her behalf. Now she has a new life filled with Hope!
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Every week we work on the case of a young girl that has been rescued by the police from some desperate situation. The home keeps 70 to 80 girls in the facility. The work is endless as the police and children’s helpline work to rescue these girls. Please pray for our staff, the girls, and all involved in this process. Each case cost Rahab’s Rope approximately $200. If you would like more information, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or if you would like to support our repatriation/safe return work, visit our giving page. Thank you for caring!