In January of 2004, I came across a story on the internet about women in India that got my attention and broke my heart. The story told how every day in India, about two hundred girls and women are forced into the commercial sex trade. I had previously visited India several times working with longtime friends in an orphanage and Bible college, but had never heard this story. I began to search for more information and learned that every year, over four million women and children around the globe are trafficked into prostitution and slave labor.
I had no idea.
The more I searched, the more atrocity I found. I could not get this newfound knowledge out of my mind, and I questioned God - "Why isn't someone doing something about this?" As usual, when we ask, He replied, "I would like for you to do something."
I had an upcoming trip to India planned for May of 2004, and with my new direction came new plans for the trip. We set up meetings in a couple of different cities and sought God's direction. He led us to Bangalore, India, and the process began. In December of 2004 - a short eleven months after stumbling across that first internet story - we held our first Annual Christmas Celebration. We introduced Rahab's Rope to a group of women that had been used and abused for most of their lives and saw no sign of hope. We had one hundred women in attendance on that first Celebration day… the remarkable beginning to an incredible journey.
Please join us as we seek Him!
Blessing to You - In His Amazing Grace,
Founder, Rahab's Rope