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Happy Mother's Day! (or, A Week of Reflections Honoring Ate Pat)

The love of a mother is a powerful force. Indeed, it is a force that can change the course of a life. We are in awe of mothers, especially our House Mothers, every day at My Refuge House! Ate Pat (pictured here) has been a House Mother…
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How I spent my Valentine's Day

I arrived in Cebu four days ago for a two week visit with our girls and staff. The floodgates of emotion and joy opened with my first step onto campus. Can you say banana grove?! Here's the deal. When I was here just six months ago, we didn't…
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Who would you be?

“She gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them” -Luke 2:7 NIV I have experienced a deep connection to the wonder, awe, and mystery of Christmas…
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Cybersex trafficking: A modern take on commercial sexual exploitation

In an increasingly globalized world, ideas, culture, and commodities are easily accessible with just a click of a button or via a short plane ride. With this increased interconnectedness also comes the relative ease of the movement of people,…
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Connecting through Storytelling: In the presence of Eileen Rodriguez

With the Women’s Conference just around the corner, I was asked to write an article about the woman behind this brainchild: Eileen Rodriguez. I had heard of her quite often while working at My Refuge House (MRH), but I never had a face to…
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Connecting Through Storytelling: Lorinda's Letter

When we began our Connecting Through Storytelling series, we could only imagine how deep and wide the stories would go. Please keep them coming! They are inspiring. They prove that our stories are indeed all woven together in the great tapestry…
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Mika's Story

As part of our "Connecting Through Storytelling" series that began last month, we are excited to introduce you to Mika Pham. Mika is a second generation stakeholder with My Refuge House, and she had the opportunity to meet some of our girls…