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Meet Five Brothers in First Grade

Meet Five Brothers in First Grade

While we are starting to rebuild and reconnect here in the U.S., our brothers and sisters in Sudan and South Sudan are experiencing more uncertainty and increased violence.   The pandemic has left countless more vulnerable and at risk of human trafficking. In...

Lars Runs An UltraMarathon to End Slavery

Lars Runs An UltraMarathon to End Slavery

Lars Hasseler has set his sights on running 100 km in 2021 and preventing human trafficking in warzones… No matter where you live or how old you are, you can help end slavery—and you can start right now. Read more…

Umjuma’s Brother Was Gone

Umjuma’s Brother Was Gone

In the blink of an eye, Umjuma's brother was gone and the final link to her immediate family had been taken from her. Days earlier, Umjuma's mother had been murdered along the roadside leading to the market in Juba (South Sudan's capital). Her mother, brother and she...

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The Courage of Aduol

The Courage of Aduol

Aduol Mou is a cleaner on staff at New Life Ministry, our partners along the border of Darfur. Aduol is also a mother. She has six children. Three girls and three boys. After giving birth to her youngest baby boy in late 2011, Aduol immediately knew something was...

LUV’s Commitment to Financial Transparency and Accountability

LUV’s Commitment to Financial Transparency and Accountability

As stewards of the love you extend, we at Lift Up the Vulnerable take financial integrity seriously and appreciate the faith in us that your giving represents. We know that your generous giving is a sacred, loving action; replicating the Divine Generosity that God pours into the world each and every day…. 

You and Lelang are Protecting Lives!

You and Lelang are Protecting Lives!

Lelang is a security guard at Hope For South Sudan (HFSS), along the border of Uganda. He loves his work and sees his role as more than just a job to patrol and protect the children, staff, and properties at HFSS. He considers his position as a holy calling to defend the defenseless and ensure that people are secured and supported—especially… 

Holy Fools

Holy Fools

Fools for Christ. The Messiah's Misfits. Cooks, cleaners, guards, caretakers, logisticians, educators, administrators, pastors, nurses, transporters, seed planters… visionaries—and holy fools—ALL. As you know Lift Up the Vulnerable supports the only indigenously...

Stella’s Cry for Dignity

Stella’s Cry for Dignity

Stella’s constant magnetic smile catches the attention of everyone around. Yet, hidden in her heart are tales of pain—growing up as a girl in South Sudan. A recent report named South Sudan as the worst country to be a girl.  According to the report, child marriage and malnutrition among girls in South Sudan are the highest in Africa. In addition to orphanhood, these factors increase young girls’ vulnerability to human trafficking and exploitation exponentially…

Women Making History: Join Rev. Lauran Bethell on Poverty PLUS

Women Making History: Join Rev. Lauran Bethell on Poverty PLUS

Human trafficking exploits the most vulnerable people in the world. Poverty is an obvious vulnerability—but all poor people are not exploited. It is poverty plus other factors that contribute to the vulnerable being trafficked and oppressed. On Tuesday, March 23rd at...

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