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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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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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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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When The Rescued Rescue

This past weekend, we took your donations and distributed food to 180 families who have been severely affected by Typhoon Haiyan. All 12 of our girls stayed up late into the night, preparing the food packages for easy distribution. The pictures…
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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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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…
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I Used To Be So Strong.

As someone who has worked with survivors of abuse for over ten years, I've always considered myself fairly capable of separating work stress with the rest of life. Compartmentalizing, if you will. People often say to me "I don't know how…