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Bad Jokes and Predator Psyche by Nannette Ricaforte

I'm so grateful for this latest piece by Nannette Ricaforte. The Philippines is one of the countries most affected by online sexual predators.  Because of the prevalence of the English language, Filipinos are often sought out in the online…
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Kickboxing for Freedom

I'd like to introduce you to my friend Kelly. Kelly used her talents as a photographer and video producer to help us tell our girls stories more effectively, but she was so touched by meeting the girls, she didn't stop there! Watch this video…
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That One Time I Ran for Her Life

Remember the blog Julianna wrote a couple weeks ago: The Girl Who Doesn't Run is Running for Her Life? Well, here is the follow up-- after the race. And we are excited to report that with Julianna and the other runners-- the final count of money…
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The Girl Who Doesn't Run is Running for Her Life.

I DON'T RUN. Unless there's a clown chasing me. With a knife. But even then, it's questionable. I'm the girl that reposts humorous e-cards on Pinterest that say things like, "I just ran my first marathon this morning! Just kidding, I'm on my…
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Why She Serves-- By Nannette Ricaforte

Today's post comes from our dear friend and catalyst, Nannette Ricaforte. Nannette has been an integral part of My Refuge House from the time it was a dream, until now, and continues to offer her time and resources (she's an incredible photographer!)…
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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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FCBC Youth Choir

A couple of weeks ago, the First Chinese Baptist Church Youth and Children's Choirs preformed an incredible show. The Saturday afternoon started with  the high school youth choir preforming ... voices blended together in amazing harmony. Then…
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Define a Hero

Yesterday, I had the privilege of being in the studio audience of CNN's annual Heroes show. There is something inspiring and humbling about attending a production that's sole purpose is to honor and recognize heroic individuals all around…
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Prevention is Better Than Cure

I am often asked some variant of this question: "How can we stop trafficking, once and for all?" There are many different approaches you can take to this question, and many different answers that are (at least partially) correct. Some…