When a person is being marginalized, broken down, and then sold by another human being simply for pleasure or financial gain is not ok. Help us move girls toward thriving, not merely surviving every single day. The dream for these girls does not stop here...
Because of you, hundreds more girls across the globe were rescued from a life of trauma and abuse. Because of you, thousands more families in St. Louis received essential food. Because of you, hundreds of thousands of people in Africa received life-changing medical care and food. This Gratitude Report is designed to celebrate you...
You never know where you may end up just by taking one small step. then doing it again... I was looking directly into the eyes of women “not yet rescued,” women who were celebrating with their friends the afternoon, but tonight would step back into the doorway of their variegated tin shed— just big enough for a bed—and sell their bodies for $2.
'You and Me Forever' perfectly symbolizes Pat Bradley's turning point. It brought to light the remarkable story of the birth of Crisis Aid International. "When you’re on a mission. When God puts this thing in your heart, and you really find it, it is not work, it’s a privilege..."
A Generation of Love - Your 2019 Gratitude Report. You are part of a special group of people. When you see someone in pain, broken, and suffering, you stand together and take action. Thank you for being there for the innocent and vulnerable. Over the past year, your caring and compassionate support have saved so many lives. Starving children are now healthy and whole. Young girls have been rescued from a life of sexual slavery.
Because of your faithful prayers and support, we have found a way to never leave another girl behind. Mercy Chapel and Vocational School, once a filthy, rundown brothel, is a beacon of hope to girls trapped in the unimaginable horrors of sex trafficking. Your compassion and willingness to join in our efforts to turn despair into joy has made all the difference in the world in hundreds of precious girls’ lives. We can’t thank you enough.
Your 2018 Annual Report - Your Impact – What an incredible year; filled with many triumphs and tremendous joy! We are very blessed to be the connection between you and those that so desperately need you. Together we served 180,029 people and distributed over 1.28 million lbs. of food! God is Good! Together, we expanded far beyond the walls that house programs and are now proactively involved in the communities we serve.
"I Don't Know Why You [Rescued Me] But You Saved My Life." THANK YOU - One of the greatest needs a human being has is to know that they are loved. That is what keeps bringing them back, sure the food is important but love is more important. To us we may be building a building, or giving food, or drilling a water well -- but to them: it is a miracle. Often times things look impossible...but for us, we ask: "but how are we going to do this?" "REFUSE TO DO NOTHING"
According to Forbes, sex trafficking is the fastest growing crime in the world today. How is it possible that this evil continues to spread like a plague relatively unchecked for decades? This is a travesty far beyond what words can describe. Since 2007, Crisis Aid and our partners have worked with girls across the globe trapped in this living hell; their lives shattered and destroyed beyond recognition. Yet through these years, we have been privileged to help over 1,000 of these innocent young girls escape and move toward a new life completely restored and fulfilled!
More than 140 Girls have now graduated!!! Girls who once were trafficked and trapped in the red light district, have GRADUATED from Crisis Aid’s Mercy Chapel Vocational Center with a degree designed to support them for the rest of their lives! These girl's lives are not only saved but free! Free with a new future, hope, and healing.
Thank you for giving the gift of hope and freedom to these girls in desperate need! Here are Pat and a few of the girls in their own words wanting to say: Thank you!