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Rescue a girl and provide a safe refuge for victims of human trafficking.


Learn more about the film:
the Daughters of Manila


Did you know that every 12 minutes
a new child is sex trafficked?


September 2014

Written by Administrator.

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Even better than a Princess..


 "I know He makes all things beautiful in His time!"
Her beaming face shone as she shared her excitement about her high grades in school.

"When I was a little girl I dreamed about becoming a princess.
In a big castle, safe from all the bad people.
I know in God's eyes today that I am even better than a princess because He has rescued me and crowned me with glory and honor.” 

 Ely came to Safe Refuge pregnant at age 14, traumatized beyond words, and an angry sorrowful daughter.  When Ely says she knows that God makes all things beautiful in His time, she's not just quoting a bible verse or saying words, she's speaking out of her reality.
She could have been another trafficked daughter of a prostituted daughter—Violated again, and again, and again. The cycle of exploitation, brutality, and utter ruin, could still be her reality. Every 12 minutes a filipino child is sold into the sex industry.
But despite the statistics and situation leading her into a life of slavery, that’s not Ely's story. Instead her reality is freedom. Today Ely can be found randomly bursting into song (quite off key), as she chops the vegetables for dinner. Her little boy will be there beside her, proudly rattling off the latest Bible verses he has memorized because he's smart like his mama.
Ely wants to be a teacher someday, and she delights in teaching her little boy about Jesus. She lives her life loved and she loves deeply. That, in it of itself, is a miracle. We see a lot of miracles. We also see much suffering, overwhelming needs, and incredible obstacles.

Sometimes the $260 a day that it takes to run Safe Refuge seems absolutely impossible to obtain. 
Currently there are 52 lives that are completely dependent on us for their every drop of water, bite of food, and piece of clothing. And we hear "When I was hungry.. When I was naked..When I was thirsty.."

A little girl born into extreme poverty, she saw herself as totally worthless now she says in her beautiful, clear, strong voice "I am even better than a princess.”  She is clothed in dignity and strength, crowned in glory and honor.

He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.
Ecclesiastes 3:11


We can't fathom all the things our God is doing and has done.
Today as you face struggles or burdens or things that feel too hard remember our God turns things around. He makes things beautiful in His time, and even if its never on this earth, let eternity echo in our hearts! 
If God puts it on your heart to financially stand with us please the time is now! No gift is too small and it's immediately multiplied times 42!
Thank you so much for your part in making Ely's today beautiful and be blessed that you have the opportunity to invest in eternity!

Miracle Smiles...
Faces Not Statistics..
"Incredible miracles are often preceded by incredible obstacles and audacious faith!"
"Remember those who are in prison, as though you were in prison with them; those who are being tortured, as though you yourselves were being tortured"
 Hebrews 13:3

Donations can be given through the link in this email or by sending a check to Safe's PO Box:
Safe Refuge International
PO Box 690194
Vero Beach, Fl 32969
“There are an estimated 500,000 prostituted persons in the Philippines and it is ranked fourth in the world for MOST children in prostitution. Manila has the most prostituted persons in the nation with an estimated 100,000 child prostitutes in Manila alone. Join us and learn how you can help


In underdeveloped nations half a million die a year from preventable pregnancy complications. 3,000 women die EVERY DAY. 2 women every 60 seconds. Safe Refuge cares for and provides the necessary medical provisions and birthing care so girls can give birth to healthy children and learn how to care for their lives and the lives of their babies. Every life is worth it! Making one life SAFE includes providing for the women and children who are pregnant and in need of care.