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Thanksgiving: A Reflection on Hope and Joy

Today is Thanksgiving. I am thankful for so much…not the least of which is the fact that I am in my dream job and getting to be and do my best every day to help make the world a better place. As I have reflected on the past six months in…
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Thankful in Dallas

“Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world." Desmond Tutu November 5th was a magical evening. Fashioned for Freedom was beyond anything we could have dreamed.  The beauty…
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A Story about How the Girls of My Refuge House Are Amazing, by MRH friend and guest Blogger Jamie Beason

I recently went on a trip and met the girls of My Refuge House. During my week-long visit, I was able to spend quality time with a few girls in particular. Describing their spirits is difficult to put into words, and relaying to you the impact…
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Raising Awareness

Hello there! My name is Kristi and I am an intern with My Refuge House in Southern California, so you’ll be hearing from me from time to time! I first discovered my passion for human trafficking awareness during my 3 years in overseas missions…
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Leverage What You Have

By: Kim Jones In October, My Refuge House held its first Fashioned for Freedom Runway Show. All proceeds from this event went to benefit the work we do in the Philippines.  During the months of preparation, as I coordinated the various people…
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Hearts Aligned

First Chinese Baptist Church (FCBC) Youth Choir recently put on another fundraiser for My Refuge House. In addition to an afternoon of showcased talent, some great Filipino food and people gathered together to support a common goal-- FCBC raised…
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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…