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How I spent my Valentine's Day

I arrived in Cebu four days ago for a two week visit with our girls and staff. The floodgates of emotion and joy opened with my first step onto campus. Can you say banana grove?! Here's the deal. When I was here just six months ago, we didn't…
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Introducing Dr. Ivonn Ellis Wiggan

Allison email Dr. Ivonn a couple of days later asking if she would ever be interested in working for My Refuge House. And the rest is history. Dr. Ivonn packed up her belongings (including an airbed that fits in her suitcase!) and relocated…
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My Refuge House's Year In Review 2013

2013 has been an incredible year for us at My Refuge House. We started off January with the Slavery No More Freedom Walk and along with many other people and organizations advocating for an end to slavery! In February, we redefined love with…
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Birthdays and Miracles

There are so many good things I am excited to tell you about this month. God's favor in the midst of a devastating natural disaster (be sure to read the previous blog about the earthquake!), a new partnership with a University, construction…
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Lotus Flower Prayers

At My Refuge House, we believe in prayer. Years ago, when a small group of people were burdened, halted by compassion for girls they had never met, trapped around the world, they prayed. They prayed and struggled and prayed. And out of that…
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Christmas Freedom

Christmas. The word can bring up so many emotions, so many memories. For some, there are non-negotiables. Turkey. Eggnog. Cheesy potatoes. Family. Friends. New Pajamas. Evergreens covered in twinkling lights. Snow. For some, Christmas…
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More Services, and the Miracles that Make Them Possible

Since we opened the first building on our property, our home has often been filled beyond the capacity for which it was built. It was built to hold 12 girls, but there have been times when 15 girls have been living together under this roof. Thankfully,…