Redeemed Ministries Austin
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Redeemed Ministries Outreach Bags
The mission of Redeemed Ministries is to meet the needs of victims of commercial
sexual exploitation and human trafficking. A major part of this ministry is to go into
places where sex trafficking is taking place and establishing relationships with the
women there. Obviously, creating relationships with these women isn’t easy; having
gifts to give out creates opportunities to establish those relationships.
Gift bags are used in outreaches to brothels and strip clubs in the greater Austin area
where sex trafficking occurs. We give gifts primarily as it serves as entrance into
these dark places. Without God's favor and the gifts it would be difficult for us to go in.
It’s also a way to show these women they are loved, worthy and cared for. Most of
these women, if not all, have never received a gift and feel that they are nothing more
than trash and a product to be purchased. The gifts make them feel beautiful and our
consistency shows them they are worthy of love.
Dedicated teams visit brothels bi-monthly and bring these gifts bags to reach out and
build relationships with the women working. This allows us to show the love of Christ,
as well as build trust. Our hope is that these women will begin to trust us and
eventually seek to leave the industry and we can work along local law enforcement to
see the rescue and rehabilitation of these women.
Get together with a few willing
friends to make a difference.
Have a shopping list.
Gift Bag Item Examples:
Special Moments Bag:
2-3 packets of tea
Dessert, individually wrapped
Small candle in candle holder
Pack of Gum or Tic Tacs
Game Time Bag:
Small New Testament Bible
Deck of Cards
Puzzle Books – Sudoku, Crossword
Trail mix, nut mix, or salty snacks
Gum or Mints
Small craft items
Taking Care of Yourself Bag:
Small New Testament Bible
Hair Ties, Headbands etc.
• An estimated 18,000 victims of trafficking are brought to the
U.S. each year. Typically the poor and vulnerable are targeted
for exploitation and are taken against their will or under false
pretenses. Of these trafficking victims, 80% are women and
Texas is the destination for 25% of all victims brought to the
Additionally, an estimated 200,000 - 600,000 men, women,
and children are domestic victims of trafficking. This means
residents of the U.S. are also victimized in this fashion without
ever leaving our country.
83% of victims of sex trafficking in the US are US citizens.
There are several common destinations for victims of
trafficking. They include cantinas, strip clubs, massage spas,
modeling studios, brothels, and private establishments. The
internet provides a convenient source of advertising for those
who enslave others.