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Longest Night Prayer Vigil

Longest Night Prayer Vigil

In the Northern Hemisphere, December 21 is the longest night, the winter solstice. It marks the shortest day of the year, the official start of winter.  When darkness falls in a warzone, danger intensifies. Raids, exploitation, and assault are just some of the night's...

Winnie’s Home Was Destroyed by Violence

Winnie’s Home Was Destroyed by Violence

Gunshots. Screams.  The smell of smoke.    A raid was happening.    When 7-year-old Winnie returned to her home after visiting her sister in town, she found a demolished village and the bodies of her parents. The raiders kidnapped and trafficked her youngest...

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The Hope Investors

The Hope Investors

Meet the behind-the-scenes leaders who serve on our Board of Directors and find unique ways you can invest in hope and prevent human trafficking in warzones…

University Students Want to Say Thank You!

University Students Want to Say Thank You!

We believe in transformation - and we have seen it happen! Twenty-nine LUV graduates are currently on university scholarships, and they inspire us. Due to decades of war, many are the firsts in their families to be literate. All are the first to have a chance at...

When did you first learn about human trafficking?

When did you first learn about human trafficking?

When I first learned about human trafficking, it was personal.   I knew ‘Carlos,’ an inquisitive, funny, bright-eyed, delightful nine-year-old boy and it broke my heart when he came to ask for help. His small body was being traumatized by the force of older men. At...

National Coatings is Preventing Human Trafficking with LUV

National Coatings is Preventing Human Trafficking with LUV

“At National Coatings we stand by our core values; one of the most important ones being integrity. We strive for honesty and doing what is right even when no one is looking. In our sponsorship with Lift Up the Vulnerable (LUV), we can educate others and aid in the efforts to eliminate the division of families and communities.”

Transforming the world, one foxhole at a time.

Transforming the world, one foxhole at a time.

When our team had the opportunity to visit Our Father's Cleft (OFC) in the Nuba Mountains of Sudan, I had prepared myself to visit a community destroyed by war. Just a few years ago, lives were shattered and traumatized by aerial bombings and, even more recently, by...

LUV prevents trafficking through farming!

LUV prevents trafficking through farming!

LUV’s holistic approach to preventing human trafficking includes the foundational pillar of protection. We provide safe housing, food and nutrition, clean water, and preventative and emergency medical care for vulnerable children and women who have no other options....

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