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Blessing Our Cottage

On January 16th, four members of Irving Bible Church came out to our home in Cebu, Philippines to see the new cottage their wonderful congregation built. They got to know our girls, helped decorate the cottage, learned a bit about the Philippines,…
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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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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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Construction Update!

My Refuge House is expanding! Our first home, completed in 2011, stands at the northern point of our property, within it's own secure fence. In order to prepare for the building of our second and subsequent homes, we had to increase our security…
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Four Walls by Jessica Curiel

This blog comes to us today from Jessica Curiel, who has been volunteering her incredible writing skills for My Refuge House since the organization began in 2008. Jessica was finally able the visit My Refuge House in April 2013 as part of a…
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I am a Survivor

Sometimes, many times, those who are victimized feel some sense of guilt for what has happened to them. As if they were responsible for their own abuse. As if they had brought it on themselves. Let's get something straight: At My Refuge…
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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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Endgame

Today's blog was written by an International Justice Mission (IJM) Legal Fellow, Walton Walker. Walton is currently serving in the Cebu, Philippines field office, and as a part of one of our partnerships on the ground, I thought you might like…