Known as one of the largest sex tourism countries in the world, Thailand sees millions of visitors to its streets each year, with sex trafficking, exploitation, and slavery at the heart of some of the darkest places. Some girls have been sold by their families into prostitution. Others were pressured into it because of poverty and lack of education. No matter the story, the reality of what these women go through daily is hard to fathom, and the results (depression, sickness, drug addiction, even death) are heartbreaking. Through our partner, Freedom 4/24, we join with Home of New Beginnings as they seek to address the spiritual, emotional, physical, and educational needs of women and children who desire to leave the sex trade for a place of safety and hope that builds trust and community around faith-centered healing and education.
Our team will work with the new Home of New Beginnings site this October in the sea side city of Pattaya, widely considered the “sex capital of the world”. Participants will help the Beginnings staff cultivate a large garden that will be used for their brand new farm-to-table restaurant. This restaurant will provide sustainable income for the adjacent safe house and offer women the opportunity to train and gain skills in horticulture, culinary arts, and restaurant management.
This trip is open to men and women, 21 years and up. Interviews will be conducted by our partner, Freedom 4/24, and the *deadline for application is April 2nd*. To apply, please begin by filling out an interest form.
About Our Partner
Freedom 4/24 began as the audacious dream of a 19-year- old college student to make a difference in the lives of sexually exploited girls in the red light areas of Bangkok, Thailand. Since then, Freedom 4/24 has grown into a global effort to bringing freedom and doing justice for trafficked and exploited women and children. Today, our mission is to bring freedom and justice to victims and survivors of sexual exploitation and human trafficking through raising awareness and providing financial support for front-line organizations working to end these forms of modern day slavery.
[Our team] could be the ones barely dressed, feigning happiness and enthusiasm to go with the next paying customer, not knowing what the following hours would bring but understanding fully that our worth had literally been quantified…God allowed us to see the wounded and the maimed, the lost and the absolutely hopeless, the ones who have never known love and certainly don’t know the One who created it. But He did not just bring us here to see them but also to immerse us into their world, to hug them without reservation, to let our hearts break over them, to hold their hands, to place a bracelet on their wrist and tell them of their worth, to smile at them and to ceaselessly intercede for them. He brought us there to bring us back home changed.
God allowed us to see the wounded and the maimed, the lost and the absolutely hopeless, the ones who have never known love and certainly don’t know the One who created it.