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A Heartfelt Gift

By: Rachel Davis The elderly woman placed the rosary in my hand and closed my fingers around it. I remember the almost physical feeling of protest rising up inside of me. I couldn’t possibly take it. She had so few material possessions. This rosary might have been sentimental to her and one of the few […]

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Suffer. They’re worth it.

By: Rachel Davis Last week, I was in Athens seeing one of my favorite bands, Johnnyswim, in concert. They are a husband and wife duo that is extremely talented and have great chemistry on stage together. They are vulnerable in their lyrics, which is one of the things that draws me into their music even […]

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Wedding Feast

By: Rachel Davis On a recent Wellspring trip to South Asia, I was able to spend some time with a project we support that is a home for the homeless and destitute elderly. The heart of the organization is to give the elderly dignity by providing a home and complete care for their life and proper […]

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Beyond the Glamour- Revolutionary

By: Rachel Davis Having worked in the anti-sex trafficking field for the last several years, I have grown accustomed to the glamour surrounding the field. When asked what type of work I am in, reactions range from admiration to over-glorification, but are always positive. The glorification is a struggle for me because I know so […]

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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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