Imagine a young girl who has been left alone in this world. Now, imagine that same girl being turned out into the street, because she is too old to stay at the orphanage. Many of these orphans end up as human trafficking victims. They are sold into the sex trade, and many languish and suffer there, for years, with no hope of a better life.
Thank God for Stella’s House. Stella’s House is a home for orphan girls who have been aged out of state-run facilities, and who are prime targets for sex traffickers and those who want to trap them in modern slavery.
While living at Stella’s House, the girls complete their education, learn life skills, and grow in a Christian environment that changes their mindset from “I am just an orphan,” to “I am a child of my heavenly Father, and I am greatly loved.” Instead of becoming a sad child trafficking statistic, these children are loved and given a chance at a happy life.
There are fifty-three girls in the homes now, and two more Stella’s Houses will be in operation in the near future. That means we will be even better able to end human trafficking, as we minister to these girls who have been left behind.
It will cost $350,000 to convert each of the current shells into homes. When the two new homes are complete, they will each become a refuge for 25 girls. To a trafficker, each girl they “own” is worth $350,000 — each and every year that they are held in modern slavery.
Our prayer is that God will lay it on the hearts of men and women everywhere to see the worth of these girls, and that many will be eager to donate the funds needed, to help us complete these homes and take one more step to stop human trafficking, now.