Update from Bright Hope via World Outreach Team
Thank you Immanuel Church for your support of Bright Hope’s Anti-Human trafficking work in Northern India. Because of your investment in the program, the Bright Hope safe house was able to take in two additional young women this April who were part of a group of five women the Indian government rescued during a raid in Mumbai. The local government approached the Bright Hope safe house to take in these girls because of the great favor and reputation the Lord has brought to the safe house and its leadership. Without our partnership with Immanuel Church, Bright Hope may not have been able to financially assume responsibility for these young women. Please join with us in praying for their rehabilitation and receptivity to the Gospel of Hope as they are presented with the love of Jesus Christ each day.
Please note that when new girls come to the safe house it takes them a while to warm up and trust the staff. Slowly over time we learn their “real” stories. Until then the information we have is the statement they make upon rescue about their situation. Often this is lacking detail.
Please read Neeta’s story and pray for her by name.
Date entered the Safe house: 05/05/2014
Age: 17 years old
Neeta is 17 years old and she has one older sister, two younger sisters and a younger brother. She is uneducated and was not being taken care of by her family.
It was discovered that Neeta’s grandfather and her aunt were trafficking her into the sex trade. The family lacked steady income so this lead to them selling Neeta into prostitution.
It was also found that other family members were connected to trafficking, possibly brothel keepers, in another area. Neeta was rescued in the April RAID in Mumbai. After the RAID Neeta’s grandfather tried to bribe the police to return her to his custody.
For more information about our strategic partnership with Bright Hope in effort to combat human trafficking in India, head over to our newly revamped World Outreach page and look at our partnership with Bright Hope under Strategic Partners.