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Killing Goliath: 3 Proven Ways to Man Up for Orphans

posted by Tom Davis

A growing movement of Christian men are stepping up their response to the global orphan crisis. The idea of Man Up for orphans started with Roger Gibson, but soon spread to others including Caleb David of the One Child Campaign, […]

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Man Up and Go to Moldova and Russia

posted by Tom Davis

“What can I do to prevent sex trafficking?” It’s a question I get every time after speaking about sex trafficking. This year, HopeChest is offering a first-ever sex trafficking prevention mission trip through our partners One Child Campaign and Man […]

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Goldman Sachs dumps investment linked to sex trafficking

posted by Tom Davis

“A private equity fund run by Goldman Sachs Group Inc (GS.N) has agreed to sell its stake in the media company that runs a sex trafficking forum back to company’s management, a spokeswoman said on Sunday.” (from the Reuters report). […]

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One-third of U.S. trafficking victims saved by actions of “regular citizens.”

posted by Tom Davis

Writing on the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade, Kirsten Powers reminds us of the unseen prevalence of slavery in the United States. And, sadly, points out the very limited resources being […]

Last chance to get your HopeChest T-Shirt

posted by Tom Davis

This weekend is your last chance to get a HopeChest T-Shirt. We’re down to the final hours and want to make sure that you don’t miss this opportunity. [BUY YOUR SHIRT TODAY] HopeChest t-shirts make great gifts for Easter, graduation, […]

The power of one to fight sex trafficking

posted by Tom Davis

Kristen at We Are That Family reminded me today of the power of one, and one more. A few years ago at a conference, someone challenged the audience to give money to rescue girls from trafficking…and…they did…keep reading to hear […]

Tricked by a friend, trapped in the sex trade

posted by Tom Davis

More than 30,000 girls in Moldova have disappeared without a trace. Here is one true story from our partners at Beginning of Life.  If you would like to support the work of Beginning of Life, you can purchase a shirt […]

Tricked, Trafficked, and Trashed [VIDEO]

posted by Tom Davis

Being in a country where 30,000 women have literally disappeared is hard to describe. There are over 250 brothels in the capital city of Chisinau and one of the greatest targets for sex-trafficking are girls who leave the orphanages. One […]

27 million slaves & 8 survivors

posted by Tom Davis

27 million. That’s the estimated number of modern day slaves. Including all forms of slavery such as child labor, forced prostitution, domestic servitude, debt bondage, etc. 27 million. For comparison, 27 million people is triple the population of New York […]

It wasn’t a normal cafe…

posted by Tom Davis

Almost 2 years ago, me and three other Americans walked into a normal looking cafe in Moldova’s capital city. We sat for tea, and began talking amongst ourselves and our Moldovan guides. Nobody expected what happened next… The full original […]

You won’t turn into a pumpkin at midnight…

posted by Tom Davis

This is not your last chance to give to HopeChest. Time is not running out. You will not turn into a pumpkin at midnight. However, if you want a tax deduction for 2011, then yes, you need to give before […]

Looking both ways…

posted by Tom Davis

We teach our kids to look both ways before we cross the street. It’s automatic and everyone does it. How do we measure the success of that? Just because we can’t, doesn’t mean we don’t teach them to be prepared […]

Protect Girls in Russia from Forced Prostitution

posted by Tom Davis

Welcome to all the listeners visiting from the Frank Pastore Radio Show! Here’s a bit more in depth about how Children’s HopeChest is helping to prevent the sex trafficking and forced prostitution of orphans in Russia. Click to Make a Gift to […]

Trafficking: It’s just business

posted by Tom Davis

Law enforcement officials arrested 11 members of a sex trafficking ring in Madrid, Spain, the result of an ongoing investigation. And as these articles become more commonplace, it is ever-more frightening and eye-opening to see the ruthless efficiency of these […]

Pimps expect big score at Super Bowl

posted by Tom Davis

“Pimps will traffic thousands of under-age prostitutes to Texas for Sunday’s Super Bowl, hoping to do business with men arriving for the big game with money to burn…”  – Mickey Goodman, for Reuters. Right now, pimps are readying their under-age […]

Sex Trafficking at the SuperBowl

posted by Tom Davis

There is a dark side to the Superbowl this 2011 that nobody wants to talk about. The sex trafficking of children that occurs at the SuperBowl. It will happen in Dallas, Texas right under the nose of tens of thousands of Superbowl fans. This […]

State of the Union 2011: Barack Obama to feature heroes from Tucson shooting

posted by Tom Davis

President Barack Obama delivers the 2011 State of the Union Address tonight, beginning at 9 pm Eastern Time. Tonight, President Obama will give the 2011 State of the Union and reports indicate that several heroes from the Tucson shootings will […]

“Selling the Girl Next Door:” CNN Documentary Airs Tomorrow

posted by Tom Davis

Amber Lyon Reports for ‘Selling the Girl Next Door’ for Sunday, Jan. 23 at 8:00pm ET & PT on CNN/U.S. Selling the Girl Next Door is a CNN documentary featuring Amber Lyon, a reporter who peels back the dark layers of […]

2,000 Haitian Orphans Sold as Sex Slaves

posted by Tom Davis

With all the talk about the return of Jean Claude Duvalier, Haiti’s former dictator, to his former country, Haiti is back in the news. The country is still devastated from the earthquake and only 5% of the buildings have been rebuilt.  But the […]

Sex Trafficking Webinar Today

posted by Tom Davis

Join me today for HELP WANTED: Protecting Orphans from Human Trafficking. This is a FREE Webinar provided by the Christian Alliance for Orphans.  Click to Register: http://bit.ly/h2V21W As part National Human Trafficking Prevention Month, gain an overview of the global […]

Christian pro-life groups gather in Colorado

posted by Tom Davis

Christian pro-life and justice groups will promote Sanctity of Human Life Month during the Life and Justice Conference on Jan. 22 in Colorado Springs. I’ll be speaking at the conference, and I urge you to join us in person or […]

National Human Trafficking Awareness Day

posted by Tom Davis

Today is January 11th, National Human Trafficking Awareness Day. Don’t forget to order a copy of Priceless – A Novel on the Edge of the World, my book about about sex trafficking that takes place in Eastern Europe and Russia. Clicke here to […]

Change Their Story raises $52,000+ to protect children from forced prostitution and poverty

posted by Tom Davis

On November 15, 2010, HopeChest launched Change Their Story–a campaign to empower our supporters to raise money from their friends and family during Christmas. Instead of buying more things, 75 families decided to join HopeChest in changing the story for […]

Advent Day 21: Standing at the Door…

posted by Tom Davis

There is a famous verse in the Bible that says (my paraphrase), “I stand at the door and knock. Whoever opens the door I will come in and dine with them.” It is a metaphor for Jesus knocking at the […]

Did A NY Times Reporter Actually Buy Two Girls’ Freedom from Traffickers?

posted by Tom Davis

Yesterday, I told the story of how NY Times reporter, Nicholas Kristof, had a personal encounter with under age girls who had been trafficked. He had the opportunity to buy their freedom. Would he do it? In his words: “The first purchase, […]

Girls for Sale – How Much Would You Pay for a Girl’s Freedom?

posted by Tom Davis

A man or woman can walk into many countries a pay to free a young girl, many times a minor, from the horrific life of being a sex slave. How much you ask? It depends. It could be, $50, $150, […]

Advent Day 17: Rescue

posted by Tom Davis

HopeChest’s partner, Indian Rescue Mission, successfully rescued one girl from forced prostitution today. According to the report: “During the rescue, our team member who was sent as decoy customer was beaten and then robbed off his cell phone and cash. […]

Mumbai Rescue Frees 3 Minors from Sex Trafficking

posted by Tom Davis

I received confirmation from India that more girls were rescued from forced prostitution in India. 3 of the girls were minors. By using a decoy customer, the rescue operatives were able to gain access to the brothel and it’s owners. […]

Could you ignore a tragedy?

posted by Tom Davis

It all started at Together for Adoption, a conference I spoke at earlier this year. My topic was sex trafficking, and I began to tell the stories of girls trapped in forced prostitution and the “rape-for-profit” business. At the end […]

99 Pimps Arrested in Child Prostitution Crackdown

posted by Tom Davis

CNN Reports: “A three-day federal crackdown on child prostitution rings across the country has resulted in the recovery of 69 children and the arrest of 884 people, including 99 pimps, federal authorities said Monday.” [full story] The 40-city operation rescued […]

Best Inspirational Novel 2010

posted by Tom Davis

My novel, Priceless, about a young Russian girl who leaves an orphanage and gets caught up in the sex trade, has been nominated for a second award. The Romantic Times has given their highest rating, 4 1/2 stars to Priceless and nominated it for Best […]

How Do You Rescue Girls from the Sex Trade? Here’s how:

posted by Tom Davis

After the news of the successful rescue last week, I wanted our partners in India to give you a much more detailed look as to what goes into a rescue operation. First, thank you again for your support of this […]

Success! 4 Girls Rescued from Sex Slavery

posted by Tom Davis

We’ve just received word that one of the rescues funded by Children’s HopeChest supporters was a success! Here’s the direct-from-the-field report: In a Joint Operation done by Indian Rescue Mission with Maharastra State Police on October 28, 2010 rescued 4 […]

Charlotte, NC Home of Teen Sex Traffickers

posted by Tom Davis

These stories are becoming disheartening. It seems that every time I turn around there is another news article about traffickers luring girls into the sex trade in the major cities of the US. Next city? Charlotte, North Carolina.  This is […]

You Will Not Believe What Happened

posted by Tom Davis

Updated: December 7, 2011 This is one of my absolute favorite stories of the past few years. A group of people stood up and acted to stop sex trafficking. Out of this, another couple joined Change Their Story 2010 and […]

A Seventh Grade Girl Is Trafficked for Sex in the United States

posted by Tom Davis

We are starting to hear more and more about the number of girls being trafficked in the US – as young as seventh grade. How can this be going on you ask? Because traffickers are proactively seeking vulnerable girls with […]

The Girl in the Cage, the Lion, and the Lamb

posted by Tom Davis

Scot McKnight posted an intriguing post on trafficking and justice and trafficking. A slight warning, this is real and raw. Be careful as you read. This piece was written by: Professor David Opderbeck. Somewhere in America right now, there is a little […]

Virgins for Sale – $231,300

posted by Tom Davis

CNN is reporting today on a British prostitution ring sentenced to less than 3 years in prison for trafficking underage girls. From the report: “This is a sad and harrowing case that involved the main defendants effectively selling the virginity […]

National Radio Show Today on Sex Trafficking

posted by Tom Davis

Today from 1:00-2:00 pm Mountain Standard Time, I will be the guest on Moody Radio Network with Chris Fabry. This event will be live and the focus will be on sex trafficking around the world, in the U.S., and what […]

Boycotts and Lawsuits Against Craigslist Payoff

posted by Tom Davis

Earlier in the year I wrote this post about shutting down Craigslist’s adult ads which were responsible for online prostitution and child trafficking. At that time, there were many heated debates regarding the right approach for bringing attention to this, including boycotting the site. […]

Seeing What God Sees

posted by Tom Davis

This August, I kicked off the AWAKEN series at Woodmen Valley Chapel in Colorado Springs. Here is the video from that message. I gave this message in conjunction with a week-long showing of “In Their Shoes: An Orphan Experience.” Designed […]

How a Three Year Old Turns Into a Sex Slave – True Story

posted by Tom Davis

By Melissa Banas What do you see when you look at this picture?  Obviously there are four feet, two from an adult and two precious little ones from a toddler.  I bet that you would never see or assume the […]

Christians Don’t Care About the Sex Trade, Do They?

posted by Tom Davis

Last week, I shared a couple of posts on apologetics and atheism, which may have given some readers the wrong impression. Let me be clear: I am not an apologist. I have the utmost respect for apologetics, but it is […]

A Prayer for the Captive – Something We All Can Do

posted by Tom Davis

We’ve come off a week of talking about difficult issues relating to human enslavement. I thought we would end the week by praying a prayer together on behalf of the millions who are enslaved around the world. Please join me: […]

What would you sell to stop a child from being raped?

posted by Tom Davis

More precisely, what personal possessions would you sell in order to stop a little girl from being raped for profit? Ponder that for a moment while I give a big thank you to my readers…. *UPDATE* Children’s HopeChest has raised […]

How to make a profit selling virgins for sex

posted by Tom Davis

*UPDATE* Children’s HopeChest has raised the full amount needed for this project. If you are still motivated to give, we will use your donation for similar projects within our ministry.* It’s apparently very simple. First, you establish yourself as a […]

Do you walk in unfamiliar places?

posted by Tom Davis

Last month, my friend Vince Giordano led a HopeChest mission trip to India. While there, he met with women trapped in brothels who graciously offered to buy soda for their guests while they chatted about life. He walked down constricted […]

World Cup Reflections: Why is the world evil?

posted by Tom Davis

Now that the 2010 World Cup is over and Spain has taken the top prize, I wanted to reflect a little bit on my experience. These thoughts were recorded on June 25, 2010… On the one hand, South Africans have […]

Priceless Behind the Scenes – Ismailova Street

posted by Tom Davis

The final Priceless footage filmed on location in Russia. Check out all the “Behind the Scenes” footage of priceless by clicking here: Priceless videos. Also, don’t forget to check out the website for the book here, SheisPriceless.com where you will find stories of what’s happening to girls […]

Underage Russian Model Hopefuls Being Lured Into Underground Sex Trade

posted by Tom Davis

This is happening across the globe. Fox News just released this report: “Russian supermodels are at a record high — but some hopeful young models in the former Soviet Union were being pushed into underage sex and escort work, Sky News reported […]

World Cup Sex Trafficking Focus: 4-year-old girl kidnapped

posted by Tom Davis

We heard this story of a four-year-old girl who was kidnapped from the bus driver who brought us to our game. Trafficking of women and children is so prevalent right now, it comes up almost everywhere we go. Trafficking and […]

The World Cup Defies Explanation

posted by Tom Davis

Today we watched Chile win an impressive victory over Honduras. And although I have never been to either country–I found myself caught up in the excitement and cheering along with 50,000 other soccer fans. The scope of this tournament defies […]

How to Pray for the Victims of Sex Trafficking

posted by Tom Davis

Friends, we sorely underestimate the value and importance of prayer. Apart from God we can do nothing–nothing at all–to roll back the violence and oppression in our world. Whenever I am tempted to think that I accomplish anything in my […]

Beyond the Game

posted by Tom Davis

While in South Africa, I’m launching new blog series called “Beyond the Game.” I’ll report from South Africa at the 2010 FIFA World Cup on social justice issues impacting orphans and vulnerable children. Very soon, we’re launching a “Beyond the […]

Trafficked Girls Rescued at the World Cup

posted by Tom Davis

On Monday I’m leaving with Hayden and Gideon to do ministry in South Africa and attend a few World Cup games. Children’s HopeChest is supporting several orphanage carepoints there and we’re looking at helping victims of human trafficking. Girls are being trafficked […]

The Ugly Side of the World Cup

posted by Tom Davis

Human trafficking is always an issue, but grows even more prevalent at worldwide events like soccer’s biggest stage.  As the World Cup heats up in South Africa, new sporting controversies and legends are sure to grab our attention, as they […]

#1 Christian Porn Site on the Internet

posted by Tom Davis

XXXChurch.com. Great name. Great marketing. But even better resources to help people overcome their struggles with pornography. I promised to post some links to those people and resources doing the best work in this area. And the list starts with […]

The Numbers Behind Porn

posted by Tom Davis

Earlier this week I posted about the link between pornography and sex trafficking. The more porn we watch, the more demand we create for…more porn. That demand leads to many girls trapped in forced prostitution and trafficking. Check out this […]

Russia, Red Square, Orthodoxy and Human Trafficking

posted by Tom Davis

This is my favorite behind the scenes video of my new book Priceless which focuses on an orphan who is swept into the evil sex trade industry. In chapter four Stuart runs into an Orthodox church on the corner of Red Square in Moscow, Russia called Our […]

The Link Between Porn and Trafficking

posted by Tom Davis

Every day I am finding–or someone is sending me–another horrific story about sex trafficking here in the U.S. and around the world. Here’s a snippet from a recent article: “In late April, a prostitution sting in South Austin found an […]

The World Cup and South Africa

posted by Tom Davis

In one week, I’m leaving with my two boys and twenty others for The World Cup. U.S. fans are buzzing with excitement after USA’s 3-1 win over Australia yesterday. All five of my children play soccer so this will be a huge […]

Too Many Children in our World Suffer Appalling Abuse

posted by Tom Davis

Today, the UN outlawed abuses inflicted on children including prostitution, pornography, and the sale of children. I don't know why this took so long, but good for them. It's good to see world leadership stepping up and doing their part […]

Priceless Is Available Online

posted by Tom Davis

I just discovered that my new book, Priceless, is now available online. Of course, I always prefer that you go to your local bookstore and purchase the book, but if you just can't wait, you can purchase it now at BarnesandNoble.com, Amazon.com, and CBD.com. […]

Russia, St. Basil’s, A Video, and Priceless

posted by Tom Davis

Every day there is more news reports regarding human trafficking and sex trafficking. This is the exact subject of my next book. Priceless releases in 6 short days! To keep my commitment about having the book come to life for you, I'm […]

An Ordinary Girl Rescues Two Women from Trafficking

posted by Tom Davis

I love this true story. All of us wonder what we can do to make a difference in some of the biggest human rights issues we face today. This woman just did it. She acted. What an inspiring story from Newsweek […]

Absolutely Shocking – You Must Read This Article

posted by Tom Davis

As we go about our normal lives, the global problem of child prostitution has come to roost right in our cities. This is clearly the most disturbing piece I have read about what is happening in the United States. Dan […]

The Exploitation of Children in our Culture

posted by Tom Davis

When this video came on, I was sick to my stomach. I'm not sure if it was watching the video that made me sick, or hearing the roaring crown in the background – perhaps both. Something has gone dreadfully wrong […]

IEmpathize Video from Mexico City

posted by Tom Davis

My buddy, Brad Riley of IEmpathize, is in Mexico City right now. If you remember, Brad was with me in Moldova and Russia during our last trip. He'll be involved with the Mexican equivalent of the FBI, doing some brother […]

American, Wake Up – Trafficking is in Your Backyard

posted by Tom Davis

Ohio's Dirty Little Secret. My friend, Larry Bergeron of A Child's Hope International, sent me an article about blatant sex trafficking that occurs throughout Ohio. I was completely shocked to find out that Ohio doesn't even have a state law to […]

An Adopted Woman Helps to Stop Sex Trafficking

posted by Tom Davis

I've become good friends with Nicole Wick over the past few years. She's part of the tight circle of folks I've become close to through blogging. What a world we live in!  She was adopted from an orphanage in Saigon a week […]

A Sex Crazed Culture at the World Cup

posted by Tom Davis

There are a lot of things heading to South Africa for the World Cup this summer. For starters, I'll be going with my two boys and 21 other people. We'll be doing ministry in Johannesburg and Capetown and catching a […]

Praying for the Victims of Sex Trafficking

posted by Tom Davis

My last few posts have stirred quite a bit of controversy around Sex Trafficking and CraigsList. One of the suggestions I made was to boycott CraigsList and my good friend, (who I love dearly!) Anne Jackson, doesn't agree with me […]

Craigslist Supports Sex Trafficking by Looking the Other Way…Will You?

posted by Tom Davis

Yesterday's post was one of highest viewed on this blog…ever. With public outrage building against Craigslist–and an unbelievable undercover report by the Today Show–Americans are opening their eyes to the reality of sex trafficking, forced prostitution, and child rape for […]

Shutting Down America’s Online Sex Cafe

posted by Tom Davis

It's bad enough to hear about men who pose as animals and force young girls to prostitute themselves in foreign countries. That's horrible, and should never happen. But sex traffickers operating right here in the United States under our nose […]

Rescuing Girls from Sex Slavery

posted by Tom Davis

This article just came out from CNN.com. Children forced to serve 60 men a day in Nepal. I can't think of an issue that needs our attention more.  Kathmandu, Nepal (CNN) – Geeta was 9 when she began wearing makeup, staying […]

She Is Priceless – The New Web Site + Free Stuff

posted by Tom Davis

Today marks the launch SheisPriceless.com a new Web site devoted to the release of Priceless and a resource center for prayer, learning, and action on behalf of the victims of sex trafficking around the world. We are calling this campaign […]

Big Announcement & Summit VI

posted by Tom Davis

Tomorrow I will be making a big announcement on the blog regarding what you can practically do to help orphans and be involved in stopping vulnerable children from being trafficked along with a brand new resource website. This is in […]

What Every Man Can Do to Stop Sex Trafficking and Exploitation

posted by Tom Davis

Men, it’s time to step and take our rightful place as sons of God. No longer can we can’t allow the evils of our culture seep into our souls and steal our power to be who we are created to […]

Who Thinks that Children aren’t Sex-Trafficked in the United States?

posted by Tom Davis

When you travel to a foreign country, you hear a lot about sex-trafficking. The trafficking of underage children, girls who are stolen out of orphanages, and boys who are lured in friends and trusted relationships. I've just returned from Moldova where this […]

IEmpathize – The Story of the Sex Cafe

posted by Tom Davis

We are partnering with IEmpathize to help girls who have been rescued from the sex-trade in Eastern Europe. This short video features a good friend of mine and President, Brad Riley. Brad describes what happened while we were in Moldova, specifically the […]

Tomb of an Unknown Orphan

posted by Tom Davis

Well I made it back home on the last flight out of Europe – literally. But I'll save that story for another post. I wanted to continue this week sharing some of the stories from our trip to Russia and […]

How You Can Stop Sex-Trafficking

posted by Tom Davis

Our team is now in Russia! I'm excited to see a different side of tackling this issue which I'll talk about in the days to come. I cannot describe how broken my heart is over what happens to orphans and […]

How Do You Feel About the Sex Trade?

posted by Tom Davis

Anne Talking About What's Happening in Moldova from Tom Davis on Vimeo.

Sex Traffickers and the Craziest Day…Ever

posted by Tom Davis

Today, we meet a psychologist to girls who have been rescued from the sex-trade. As we walk down the street, she tells us she has a "surprise" waiting at our destination. I'm up for surprises. In fact, I kind of […]

The Moldovan Crisis

posted by Tom Davis

Being in a country where 30,000 women have literally disappeared is hard to describe. There are over 250 brothels in the capital city of Chisinau and one of the greatest targets for sex-trafficking are girls who leave the orphanages.  Yet, […]

On the Way to Moldova

posted by Tom Davis

Zurich, Switzerland from Tom Davis on Vimeo. On the train to Vienna, Austria. from Tom Davis on Vimeo. Downtown Vienna! from Tom Davis on Vimeo.

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