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Busog

"Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are." ~ Marianne Williamson I began my journey getting to know My Refuge House a month ago. Since then, I have invited anyone I talk with to join me in getting…

Movement 4 Freedom

“Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live”  I love this quote by Jim Rohn. It’s so true. We’ve seen the studies and have even heard from our doctors about the importance of taking care of this body we’ve been given. We…
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Cebu...a journey from Southern California, Appalachia, and Chicago

As I have transitioned from Executive Director onto the Board of Directors there have been many tears knowing that I will see our girls and staff much less often. But I have absolute confidence in our staff on the ground who are caring for…

Sarah

Today, I want to brag about one of our girls. Her pseudo-name is Sarah. She was rescued at the age of 15, in 2012, as a strong, angry little girl, posing as an adult, who, even in her frustrated state, showed unmistakable signs of leadership. Sarah…

So Close to Home

"Please go around the room and tell me what you'd like to learn this semester," I told my students at Biola University on the first day of the semester. "My sister was trafficked when she was 12 years old," was not what I expected anyone to…
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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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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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Fashioned for Freedom-- Why a Runway Show?

Kim Jones, our Director of Engagement, and her incredible committee are putting together the event of the year for My Refuge House! Fashioned for Freedom will showcase creativity and talent in a way we've never done before! But, why a Runway…
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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…

God's Hand on Creation in Both Land and Humanity

I'd like to introduce you to Kim. Kim Jones joined our team as the Director of Engagements last February, but she has been a friend to My Refuge House for many years. She currently resides with her husband and three beautiful children in Irving,…