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Please Partner with Grace for Brazil!
$2,541 Raised
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2 Years running
"Trafficking is already on the rise in Brazil; government reports indicate a 1,500% increase last year. The 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games are expected to bring another spike." More ...

Dear Family and Friends,

Thank you again to all of you who took part in my last trip to Cambodia through prayers and donations. You helped in the fight against child sex slavery and spreading the gospel in many unreached villages. I have many unbelievable testimonies from this trip, but the one that stands out the most is the amazing rescue of a young girl, who received the love of God through our team and was able to get out of the sex industry that was oppressing, violating, and abusing her every single day. As I was cleaning the feet of this young girl, I could feel God's love for her vulnerable heart, soul, and mind. I feel so humbled that I was able to serve with a team that was so dedicated in serving the Lord. Thank you so much for all of your support in fighting the most evil injustice of our lifetime. Praise the Lord for P. Eddie Byun, P. Mike Kim, OEM, and Hope Be Restored, who equipped us to serve the Lord!

Although it was the most difficult decision for me to leave Asia after having been there for three years, I trusted God was calling me back to my hometown of Los Angeles for a reason. I have been back in California and diligently training and working towards what God has been planting in my heart for the past few years--starting justice ministries in the Korean communities in the USA, where many girls are falling victim to the Korean sex industry. After many years of praying, toiling, writing, researching, falling, rising, failing, succeeding, doubting, and affirming, God's gentle pushes are finally bringing His desires and the ideas that He has given me into fruition. I pray that my community will come to be a source of strength, justice, support, unity, prayer, forgiveness, and love throughout the Korean communities. (A special thanks to Hope Be Restored--I could not have done this without you.)

Most of you who are reading this are aware that there are currently more than 30 million human beings being violated, trafficked, oppressed, abused, and coerced within the sex industry. We also know that trafficking is not always done through physical force, abduction, or the otherwise involuntary transport of a child or adult. It is often based on coercion, manipulation, or exploitation. Just as much as sex tourism is a huge pandemic in Asia, large-scale sporting events trigger a surge in sex tourism as well. At this very moment, women and children are being trained for sex for the tourists who will inevitably flood the cities of Brazil during the 2014 World Cup.

God has called me to Brazil this summer to work with Onnuri English Ministry, Hope Be Restored, and Exodus Cry. We will serve God through outreach to rescue vulnerable and exploited women and children as well as share the gospel. I feel incredibly humbled and blessed to be able to serve God in this way as I, myself, am such a sinner and not worthy to receive salvation--yet it was given to me by Jesus, who died on the cross for me. Praise the Lord! God is so good.

This trip is much more costly than others I have been on, and the calculated expenses have totaled to be approximately $4000, which include airfare, living accommodations, on-site missionary support, supplies, arts and crafts, food, outreach transportation, etc...I know that this amount is immense, however even just a few dollars will help me tremendously. I will also be hosting bake sales to expand my fundraising campaign, which will last a duration of 60 days. I pray and hope that you can partner with me and Brazil. 

The most important request I have is the request for prayers, as they are vital to the work that God is sending me and my missions team to do. I would be thankful if you could please pray for our protection, safety, and obedience to God. Please also pray that the hearts of the oppressors, pimps, traffickers, "johns" (customers) are convicted through Christ. Please pray that the victims are healed and restored through the Holy Spirit. If you could support me financially in any small way, I would be so grateful. Thank you especially to those who continuously support the fight against human trafficking and to those who sponsor me. Thank you so much, and God bless you!

In Christ,

Gracie Kim

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