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A Tap On The Shoulder

  The other day I was working at a local coffee shop and I did what I normally would do; I opened up my laptop, put in my earbuds and started to work. Before long I felt a tap on my shoulder. It felt as if an alarm went off waking me…
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Photo Timeline of New Cottage Construction

Thanks to a very generous gifts from our friends at Leadership Worth Following in Irving, Texas, My Refuge House is going to open another new cottage in January 2015! Currently, My Refuge House is composed of one large house and one cottage.…
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Labors of Love

In May, we had our annual Southern California Benefit Dinner-- but this year there was an added bonus. Through a collaboration with our friends at We Step Into the Light, we were able to display 12 original pieces of art work, created as gifts…
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Paths of Least Resistance

People often ask me, "How do those kids get trafficked anyway?" and I typically say something cryptic like "Well, there are various common scenarios." Unfortunately, that answer does little to explain the realities of how trafficking happens.…
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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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The Sweetest Thank You Notes Ever

Because of your generous response after Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines, the staff and girls who live at My Refuge House have been able to provide care packages of food and other necessary supplies to 100's of families. These trips have been…
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Dreams Worth Surviving

On August 28th, 2013, the world celebrated the 50 year anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr's famous "I Have A Dream" Speech during the 1963 march on Washington for racial equality. For the past 50 years millions of people have dared dream…
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The Nature of Things: A Year at MRH and the Worthwhile Struggles of Prickly Creatures

Right about now, I'm celebrating a year at MRH. I officially started in April 2012, but after some medical drama and a lengthy recovery, I considered August my practical start in the work. So, it is about time for an update! This past year…
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When Our Hearts Align with God's

By: Carrie Ngangnang My Refuge House Board Member At 6,000 feet high, seated in a single engine Cessna next to my husband at the controls, my mind ran a marathon of thoughts about what it means to be concerned with what concerns the ones…
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Stand

There are times when my heart breaks for the girls in our home. The fears and pain they carry can be overwhelming at times and I wonder how it's possible for them to keep going on. And then there are times when I am blown away by the sheer…