August 26, 2009


Rescuing One Girl at a Time

Chris Caine

Equip & Empower Ministries

Natasha was trapped in human trafficking and felt hopeless. One evening as she walked the streets waiting for clients, a grenade exploded under her feet. Her traffickers watched from a nearby car while others fled from the scene. She was suffering from severe burns and fragments of a homemade bomb lodged in her leg.

Her traffickers imprisoned her and she began to starve as a result of their neglect and her inability to take care of herself. When her weight dropped to 35kg (77lbs.) she was brought to the outskirts of the city and dumped.

Our team in Kiev heard about Natasha and drove two days searching for her. When we found her, we cared for her and the conversation soon turned to Jesus. She prayed with our team and invited Him into her life!

We are now helping Natasha receive the necessary medical attention for her leg. Please keep her in your prayers. The operations needed in order to save her leg are quite complex.

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