Redeemed Ministries focus is to meet the needs of victims of commercial sexual exploitation in the greater Houston area.
Human trafficking is the fastest growing criminal industry in the world. Through force, fraud and or coercion people are recruited, harbored and transported for the purpose of exploitation. Trafficking generates billions of dollars each year as people are transported around the world to work in prostitution, pornography, sweatshops, construction, housekeeping, agriculture, restaurants and more.
Teaming with ministries across America and internationally, One Touch Awakening is providing One Touch Pillowcases and One Touch Snuggle Pillows for orphanages and shelters focusing on the complex issues of human trafficking worldwide.
Moldova is the engine of the sex traffic machine across Europe. Countless girls are kidnapped or tricked into leaving the country. Hours later they are shipped to Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Russia and other nations where they are beaten, drugged and forced into prostitution. – www.stellasvoice.org
The cold land of Moldova—a landlocked country in Eastern Europe located between Romania and the former Soviet Union—is the focus of Stella’s Voice & Philip Cameron, one of our newest ministry connections providing our resources. When trafficked, you have nothing of your own. Nothing belongs to you. A One Touch Snuggle Pillow can be their comfort and secret meeting place with their Creator night after night. One Touch Awakening is providing One Touch Pillowcases for beds and One Touch Snuggle Pillows for those exploited by human trafficking.
It is a global problem. Yet we often think it only happens “somewhere else.”
Contrary to a common assumption, human trafficking is not just a problem in other countries. Cases of human trafficking have been reported in all 50 states, Washington D.C., and some U.S. territories. – U.S. Dept of Education 2011
One Touch Awakening is working with organizations here in the states to support and comfort those who have been victimized by this modern-day slavery.
Sex Trafficking in Houston
Houston is a hub for both international and domestic sex trafficking. International human trafficking is prevalent in Houston because this city is located near the border, has a port, an international airport, and is ethnically diverse. International women and girls are being trafficked in Houston’s massage parlors and cantinas.