Heather & Kat share their reflections on a trip to Eastern Europe where Church on the Ridge prayerfully and financially supports missionaries Al and Carolyn Akimoff and their work through Slavic Ministries. Their ministry is passionate about preventing human trafficking and serving the women who are trapped in the sex trade.
Kat & Heather traveled as a vision team to Latvia in September, 2013, to visit with the Slavic Ministries and Freedom 61 teams to learn more about their ministry.
The team also attended a conference on human trafficking allowing them to connect with people from across Eastern Europe who are working to protect at-risk people – orphans, refugees, the impoverished and those trapped in the sex trade. This first-hand networking opportunity with those directly impacting the sex-trade through front-line ministry, rescue and rehabilitation will provide insight for COTR to determine future ministry opportunities in the region.
Church on the Ridge is excited about where this partnership will take us in the future.
“The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners.” Isaiah 61:1 NIV
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