By Odil Macias -
David Grant, founder of Project Rescue, an organization to help unfortunate prostitutes in India, came to speak to the Greeley community about his ministry and how locals from small communities can help these women. David Grant was at New Hope Christian Fellowship on Sunday, June 26th, speaking to our community about the devastating lives of trafficked women and girls.
Grant gave a very emotional speech with several testimonies of women and girls who work as prostitutes in the red light districts of India. Those women have been receiving help from Project Rescue’s shelters to attain physical, emotional and spiritual help. Grant gave out many copies of his written book Beyond the Soiled Curtain. His book goes into detail on the trials that many women face around the world as they are kidnapped, lied and forced to prostitution. The book educates the readers on the global issue of human trafficking and how it affects us personally. The book estimated that about 2 million children are exploited in the global commercial sex trade each year. Those children grow up in a life that you and I will never know. They endure slavery, rape, and emotional heartbreak while more fortunate individuals at times live as if only their self existed. David Grant’s foundation has a website where people can search and see more of Project Rescue’s work and accomplishments. They help a variety of children who are suffering the deadly AIDS epidemic as well as children who are born in brothels and mothers want a better future for them.
Project Rescue shelters help their refugees through the arts, such as dance, singing and writing. They teach women how to work in crafts such as sowing and painting. These prostituted women live day by day in brothels and are only permitted to go the Project Rescue shelters once a week for an hour. They wish they were free to live a clean life because no woman becomes a prostitute by choice. For more information on Project Rescue visit their website www.projectrescue.com