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  • REFUSE TO DO NOTHING Cover REFUSE TO DO NOTHING FOR STARVING CHILDREN Posted in: Crisis Impact, Feeding, Health, Newsletter - Almost on a daily basis, we are confronted with innocent children in desperate situations that require immediate attention. Life and death situations where there is no choice but to respond, and with God’s guidance, help the helpless. This is our mission. We refuse to do nothing. And we thank you for sharing in our commitment by supporting us and allowing us to become your hands and feet in this most worthy of endeavors. Together, we are making a big difference. Read More...
  • 2018 Annual Report Your 2018 Annual Report Posted in: Annual Report, Newsletter, Overview, Press, Updates - 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. THANK YOU for letting us be a part of your story. Together we served 180,029 people and distributed over 1.28 million lbs. of food! God is Good! So much has happened since we opened the US Refuge Home and acquired Wings, Love & Care… Read More...
  • The World I See The World I See – 2019 – Crisis Aid Posted in: Annual Report, Children's Home, Crisis Impact, Education, Feeding, Global Refuge Homes, Global Safe Campaign, Health, Holistic Solutions, Mercy Chapel, Overview, Press, U.S. Outreach, U.S. Refuge Home, Water, WINGS - "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… Read More...
  • Life Worth Fighting For A Life Worth Fighting For Posted in: Global Refuge Homes, Global Safe Campaign, Newsletter, Updates - 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… Read More...
  • Taskforce US Refuge U.S. Refuge Home – A Taskforce Impact Posted in: Global Safe Campaign, Press, U.S. Refuge Home, Updates - Crisis Aid is one of a few organizations in the world which have a physical full-time presence in a police department to support victims of sex trafficking. The situation is real. Thousands of young women and children having everything: their innocence, their bodies, their spirit, their hope, their families, sometimes even their very lives ripped away from them. This is the reality of what children and young adult sex trafficking victims are experiencing in our communities day in, day out. Read More...
  • THEN AND NOW – Feeding Starving Children Posted in: Crisis Impact, Feeding, Health, Holistic Solutions, Newsletter, Uncategorized, Updates - Thank you. As you look through these pictures, know that YOU are one of the special individuals that made these life-saving transformations possible. The smiles on these mothers’ faces say more than we could ever express with words. Their children are thriving today because of your generosity. God bless you – and THANK YOU! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Read More...
  • Front of the Girls Home Girls Village Posted in: Global Refuge Homes, Global Safe Campaign, Holistic Solutions, Mercy Chapel - NO ONE should EVER be compelled or pressured into sex in order to survive or protect their loved ones! Sex trafficking is by far one of our generations’ greatest tragedies. It is an epidemic with an estimated 4.5 million people trapped in forced sexual exploitation globally. And East Africa is among one of the highest areas impacted. This atrocity is a girl being marginalized, broken down, and then sold by another human being simply for pleasure or financial gain. The… Read More...
  • Tesifa Dairy Barn The Tesifa Project Posted in: Crisis Impact, Education, Feeding, Health, Holistic Solutions, Overview, Press, Water - The Answer To Abject Poverty Is Here - The Tesifa Project. It seems like just yesterday we were starting off with a 2-pound bag of rice, determined to do more than just watch as people literally starve to death. You took up that challenge with us, and look where we are today – over 2.4 million people served worldwide! And all because of YOU! The dream does not stop here. It continues to grow and to expand far beyond today.… Read More...
  • Mercy Chapel Graduates 1 Thank You For Giving To Mercy Chapel Vocational Center Graduates Posted in: Education, Global Safe Campaign, Mercy Chapel, Updates - 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… Read More...
  • September 18 Newsletter Jengo’s Story – Hope For Tomorrow Posted in: Crisis Impact, Feeding, Health, Holistic Solutions, Newsletter - Meet Terenet. This is the beginning of his story, not the end. We stay connected to families we serve through the feeding programs across the regions we support. Over the years we watch the children who would most likely have died if it weren't for generous donations and people who refuse to do nothing. Now we see them not only surviving but thriving, growing, learning, and helping others. While visiting a new family in the feeding program in a very remote… Read More...
  • Graduation Mercy Chapel Graduation Posted in: Education, Global Safe Campaign, Holistic Solutions, Mercy Chapel, Updates - Mercy Chapel Vocational Training Center Graduation and Celebration. Girls, still trafficked in the red light district, are GRADUATING 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. We invite you to be a part of their celebration! Read More...
  • Help Us Give To 200 Students Posted in: Education, U.S. Outreach, WINGS - Will you help us give backpacks to 200 students who live below the poverty line St. Louis Missouri? YOU ARE THE DIFFERENCE! In partnership with Confluence Academy in St. Louis where 97% of the children and families survive below the poverty level, you will be an incredible blessing to these precious families who need your help. The impact you are making by giving and sponsoring the needs of one child at a time will enable us to give a tangible expression… Read More...
  • June Newsletter Featured Image Abject Poverty Posted in: Crisis Impact, Feeding, Newsletter, Overview - Abject Poverty The most helpless level of poverty For those of you who have never experienced abject poverty, spend a moment thinking about those who have starved since birth. There is no emptiness that comes close. Every organ in the body suffers, craving sustenance. Sustenance starving children and their families cannot afford. It’s because of this grim reality that our mission of helping the helpless is paramount. And it’s impossible without your help. Read More...
  • Pat and Francis Pat Bradley’s Turning Point Posted in: Crisis Impact, Feeding, Global Refuge Homes, Health, Holistic Solutions, Overview - '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. Out of the ashes of Pat and Sue Bradley's marriage came something special. "When you’re on a mission. When God puts this thing in your heart, and you really find it, its not work, it’s a privilege...If married people want to know how to be missional - there are about 3,000 verses in the bible that… Read More...
  • Annual Report 2017 2017 Annual Report Posted in: Annual Report, Newsletter, Overview, Updates - 2017 was a year blessed by God and you. You literally came to the rescue of people you have never met. You selflessly stepped out and became their hero... the difference between life and death for many of them and an answer to many desperate prayers. They may never have the privilege of knowing you, but we do, and we THANK YOU for being that life-giving answer for them. Below is a list of what you helped make possible this past year... Read More...
  • WINGS Bless this House Wings 2017 Year End Report Posted in: Newsletter, U.S. Outreach, Updates, WINGS - Wings of Love & Care is blessed with incredible volunteers and a small group of donors. It is important you know YOU ARE VITAL to this ministry. Because of you, 14,239 people were served in 2017. Thank you for showing love and care to families and children in St. Louis. Your Food Distribution Program served 14,239 people in 2017. More than 71,272 pounds of food filled the cupboards and fridges of families in need. We were blessed to continue providing… Read More...
  • Sonjia's Story Sonjia’s Story: A rare look into a sex trafficking survivors life Posted in: Global Safe Campaign, Holistic Solutions, U.S. Outreach, U.S. Refuge Home - Sonjia's story is a rare look at the real life of a sex trafficking survivor. This is the harrowing story of her fight to live, find help, health, healing, and restoration through the Crisis Aid U.S. Refuge Home. Together, because some chose to do something - we are making a difference! As a partner of Crisis Aid, thank you for helping us help Sonjia and so many others held captive by sex trafficking both in East Africa and in the… Read More...
  • Background water advancement post Water Well Advancements In East Africa Posted in: Health, Updates, Water - In order for any community to thrive, access to clean water is a must. In East Africa where we have now installed more than 42 wells (12 in 2017 alone), we are looking at additional ways to make a positive and lasting impact on the community. After installing a traditional well in heavily populated areas, the amount of time spent to gather water at the well was still way too long. We've chosen to do something about it so that… Read More...
  • US Refuge 2018 Newsletter Help Make Her Someday Start Today Posted in: Newsletter, U.S. Outreach, U.S. Refuge Home - You can help make her SOMEDAY start today. There are more than 244,000 American children at risk of being trafficked each year. These are not children in a far off land, but children from our own backyard. In 2016 alone, the FBI and their affiliates reported arresting nearly 2,600 traffickers and rescuing approximately 6,000 children; and these are just the ones we know about. Polaris estimates that the total number of victims nationally reaches into the hundreds of thousands —… Read More...
  • New Water Well Give Clean Water and Save Lives Posted in: Crisis Impact, Health, Water - Together, we can bring clean water to people in immediate need in East Africa. By providing clean water, the positive effects are endless! • Increased Education  •  Decreased Disease  •  Increased a family's opportunity to support themselves  •  Decreased Extreme Poverty. A gift of water today means life tomorrow for so many in need. Together we are saving lives, saving souls, and changing futures. Read More...
  • Overwhelming Generosity - Metawork Thank you for your overwhelming generosity Posted in: Annual Report, Updates - Thank you for your overwhelming generosity. Lives have been saved, girls rescued from sexual slavery, and the gospel continues to be preached…in words and action. The action you took! “Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” Matthew 25:40 To God Every Life Matters. Read More...
  • Elsa's Story Elsa’s Story of Redemption, Hope, and Restoration from Sex Trafficking Posted in: Global Refuge Homes, Global Safe Campaign, Holistic Solutions, Mercy Chapel - Meet Elsa, This is her story of redemption, hope, restoration, and potential from sex trafficking. She has a changed future because many refused to do nothing. As a partner of Crisis Aid, thank you for helping us help her and so many others held captive by sex trafficking both in East Africa and in the U. S. Together, we are making a difference. Will you choose to do something today to help others? Read More...
  • Adam Wainwright Adam Wainwright’s Big League Impact 2nd Annual Sing Off and Karaoke Challenge 2018 Posted in: Event, Press - Join us as we celebrate the new year with St. Louis Cardinals pitcher, Adam Wainwright, and raise money for Crisis Aid. Presented by Dave and Buster's St. Louis and IHEART MEDIA. Come watch ADAM WAINWRIGHT and some of St. Louis' best karaoke performers perform on stage! You can win door prizes, autographs and the chance to sing a duet with Adam himself! Crisis Aid International is excited about partnering with Adam Wainwright and Big League Impact again this year!!! Together, with some… Read More...
  • No Time to spare There’s No Time To Spare Posted in: Crisis Impact, Feeding, Health, Newsletter - No Family Gathering • No gifts • No Festive Decorations • No Joy • No Christmas Dinner • No Hope NO TIME TO SPARE Our mission at Crisis Aid is to help the helpless. This Christmas Season our primary goal is to rescue as many children as possible who are at risk of starving to death. Their situation is dire, but with God's help, together we have the ability to save lives, save souls and change futures through the power… Read More...
  • Christmas Stories and Joyful Refections Posted in: U.S. Outreach, WINGS - Seeing 38 families blessed with a Christmas is a joy I can't describe. Yesterday God did a work in my heart like only He can do. Hearing their stories and hearing how they would not be having a Christmas if it wasn't for yesterday is beyond humbling. {Because} it reminds me to be thankful for what my family does have, and it's humbling knowing God chose each one of us to be their help in this season. I watched sponsors provide toys… Read More...
  • 2017 Graduates Australian Embassy gives freedom to girls held captive in sex trafficking in East Africa Posted in: Mercy Chapel, Press - The Australian Embassy gave grants to Crisis Aid to directly support vocational education and life training skills to hundreds of girls trapped in sex trafficking within an East African red light district. These girls are forced to sell their bodies every night in order to survive and provide for their family. Often the children are forced to sleep under the bed while their mom works every night. During the day girls attend Mercy Chapel Vocational Training Center in order to gain the… Read More...
  • Serve East Africa - Crisis Aid + Francis Chan Serve East Africa – Crisis Aid + Francis Chan Posted in: Education, Feeding, Global Safe Campaign, Health, Holistic Solutions, Mercy Chapel, Overview - Excerpt from https://www.crisisaid.org/in-light-of-eternity/ originally produced by RightNow Media with Francis Chan exploring the efforts of Crisis Aid International from feeding programs to anti-sex trafficking efforts and what we can all do to make a difference for people in desperate need. Read More...
  • Ministry Venture Certified 2018 Ministry Ventures Certified 2018 Posted in: Certification, Press - Crisis Aid International has graduated from Ministry Ventures’ Group Coaching Program. Congratulations! You and your staff have successfully completed the 15 modules of Best Practices and Ministry Mastery Coaching. You have completed a Ministry Overview and Fundraising Plan. More importantly, you have established a ministry that is ready for even greater growth and Kingdom impact. We are proud of you and what you have accomplished! We look forward to many years of serving in the Kingdom with you. Sincerely, Michael… Read More...
  • Wings Christmas 2nd Annual Christmas For Families 2017 Posted in: U.S. Outreach, WINGS - Join Us In Our 2nd Annual Christmas Outreach! Wings of Love and Care Center How to sponsor a family? Send us an email if you would like to sponsor a family. We will then send you several profiles to choose from. Each profile will contain a picture of the family, size of the family, ages, and genders of each member, and a “wish list” prepared by each child (these are just suggestions). You are welcome to sponsor a family on your… Read More...
  • Bereket Bereket Our Special Blessing – East Africa Posted in: Children's Home, Newsletter - She did not know where she came from or how she ended up on the streets. She didn’t even know her name. We found this lost little 4-year-old girl wandering the streets, terrified. She was barely surviving, hopeless and her future was bleak. It all changed when we brought her to your Children’s Home for orphaned girls. Since she had no name, we decided to name her Bereket, which means “blessing”. We later learned that Bereket had lost both parents… Read More...
  • 2017 Thanksgiving image WIngs Helping Others Through WINGS This Holiday Season Posted in: WINGS - 2017 is shaping up to be an incredible year!  The things you have been a part of have blessed so many and your partnership with Crisis Aid International through WINGS has truly touched lives. Here are some upcoming outreaches that you can still be a part of this year. WINGS / Love & Care Youth Center:  As you plan to celebrate with your family, would you consider providing a St. Louis family in need that same joy?  A gift of… Read More...
  • Asha Asha’s Story Posted in: Education, Global Refuge Homes, Global Safe Campaign, Holistic Solutions, Mercy Chapel - At the young age of eight, Asha’s parents sold her to a local witch doctor, and the life she once knew vanished.  She was now his property and served him for an excruciating six years before running away.  Asha tried to escape her nightmare, but instead ended up trapped in sexual slavery in the area’s infamous red light district.  But God had other plans for Asha. Let us share with you her life changing journey: When Asha came to Refuge… Read More...
  • Volunteer Jenny Wainwright Back to School Outreach 2017 Posted in: Updates, WINGS - I had a new girl that started yesterday. Her mother was killed in an accident. She is an amazing little girl in kindergarten. Her grandma has custody of her and her younger brother. She was very excited when I was able to give her one of the Emoji backpacks filled with supplies and help her with a uniform. If it wasn’t for your organization and you guys, this would not have been possible. This child is so excited and it… Read More...
  • Tishala YOU, US, & GOD – A PERFECT TEAM! Posted in: Feeding - Allow me to tell you about one girl. The one that would not survive if you had not prayed and given your money. Let me introduce you to Tishala. When we first met her, she was close to dying! Tishala’s family lives in a single room hut with no running water or electricity in an extremely impoverished village. Little Tishala lost her mother when she was a newborn baby, leaving her father, Shomari, to care for her, his aging mother… Read More...
  • wings background Back to School 2017 Posted in: U.S. Outreach, WINGS - Will you join us as we help children in need get ready for school? Our WINGS of Love & Care Annual School Supplies Distribution will be August 9th, 2017 but supplies must be received by August 4th so we can ensure all needs are met. Our goal is to provide the full list of required supplies for 100 children in an elementary school where 100% of the families live below the poverty line. Please place your order/donation today! Make sure… Read More...
  • 15 years background Annual Report – 2016 Posted in: Annual Report - Crisis Aid has served people in crisis situations in 11 countries since 2000, including providing over 13 million lbs. of food and other aid to more than 2 million children and adults in critical need. in 2016 Crisis Aid distributed 1,738,846 pounds of food and served 180,690 people. the services and activities below were delivered in -person by Crisis Aid in 2016. Read More...
  • Tanya’s Story Posted in: Global Safe Campaign, Holistic Solutions, U.S. Refuge Home - As we wrap up National Human Trafficking Awareness Month, we stand in awe at all God has done. You can easily get overwhelmed by the statistics, but when you hear just one story, the true depths of the pain and the redemption are mind-blowing. You will want to watch this short video as one of our girls share her story of coming from a broken past and moving into a promising and hopeful future. Listen as she shares her heart… Read More...