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This Must be What Love Looks Like

By Rachel Davis I am sipping my coffee this morning, listening to the sounds of the streets in Bangalore, and reflecting back over my week here in India. It has been a full one: rich with conversations and experiences after visiting several of the Wellspring projects. I heard the words “this must be what love […]

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Shining a Light on Slavery #EndIt

By Naomi Zacharias Today is the call from End it Movement to shine a light on the modern day tragedy of human slavery. We are so proud today of our friends at Bombay Teen Challenge, a coalition partner for the movement, as they tirelessly advocate for justice for women and children in sex slavery. We […]

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Gratitude

By Rachel Davis This morning as I was lying in bed with my mind wandering through memories, I rolled over and asked my husband to pick a number 1-10. With eyes half way opened, he humored me and chose a number. Oh how I love this man. He chose 4, and I explained that now […]

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Speak Life

“Tell me we’re doing the right thing” she pleaded. I heard these words on a phone call recently, and they startled me. They came from a woman I deeply admire who is the director of a long-term program for women who have been sexually exploited. I have looked up to her for a long time […]

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Commercial Sex Services Website Shuts Down Its Adult Services Section

Backpage, the “largest commercial sex services advertising platform in the U.S.” (2016 Senate report), has shut down its adult services section.  The recent article in USA today explains further, click here to read. “The operators of the controversial online classified site Backpage.com announced on Monday they have shuttered access to the adult section of their website […]

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Stepping into the Reality of Suffering An article from Naomi Zacharias as a personal response to injustice. This article originally posted on Lookout Magazine on January 8, 2017. Read it here. I recently sat across from a woman I wanted to adopt as a kind of nonna. Originally from Croatia, she spoke with a soft accent and combination […]

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He Will Come Again

By Rachel Davis Five years ago, almost to the exact day, I found out news about my marriage that shattered everything I knew and believed and held dear in my life. Despair and hopelessness wrapped me tightly in a blanket and threatened to never let me go. I remember lying in bed at my parents’ […]

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To Be Known

By Rachel Davis A few Sundays ago, I was sitting in church when my Pastor stated that we, humankind, want to be known: we have this God-given, deep desire for someone to truly know us. We were created to live in community, he said. I nodded in agreement as my mind wandered back to a friend […]

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Lavender and Bread

RZIM’s Jill Carattini wrote this piece for our inaugural Symposium, “The Impetus of Grief”. We gave attendees a printed version, but wanted to share Jill’s powerful words on grief and loss with everyone who couldn’t attend. “Touch has a memory,” said the poet John Keats. Keats, who stared down the impending loss of his own […]

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Exodus Cry Q&A with Naomi Zacharias

Exodus Cry recently sat down with Wellspring International Director Naomi Zacharias in a candid Q&A in which she tells how she came to join the fight against trafficking, offers some insider advice for those who want to join the fight, and shares how she gets through times of discouragement. Naomi will speak at Exodus Cry’s Abolition Summit […]

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Live Stream Naomi Zacharias July 15

Live stream Naomi Zacharias at the NACC on Friday, July 15 at 10:30 AM (PDT): http://www.gotonacc.org/nacc-live/ The North American Christian Convention (NACC) exists to provide ideas, inspiration, and identity to Restoration Movement Churches, ministries, and their leaders. It brings together church members and leaders from diverse generations and ethnic backgrounds to encourage, equip, and [...]

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The Person to Whom Things Happen

By Naomi Zacharias Yesterday I read a powerful article recently published by Parul Sehgal. The Senior Editor of the New York Times Book Review reaches into deep and complex waters and thoughtfully engages with a real question: as our language travels from victim to survivor, have we unknowingly swung the pendulum so far that we […]

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