The Freedom Journal
March 3rd, 2014
City in Focus: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Nestled between tropical forests and pristine beaches, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is a premier tourist destination best known for its stunning landscapes and its rich history and traditions. The city is also known for its annual Carnival festival, and its winning bid to host the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. As the capital city of the State of Rio de Janeiro, Rio is a bustling metropolis with more than six million...

March 1st, 2014
Fanatic Effect: Lindsay Handyside

Lindsay Handyside is an artist, wife, and mother. She is also an Incurable Fanatic. Lindsay grew up in the eastern highlands of Zimbabwe, Africa, and has been painting since she was a child. When one of her works was accepted by the Everard Read Gallery, a prestigious art gallery in Cape Town, South Africa, Lindsay decided to become a full-time artist. In 2012, she was a finalist in a competition...

February 20th, 2014
Spread the Fires of Abolition

“If to be feelingly alive to the sufferings of my fellow-creatures is to be a fanatic, I am one of the most incurable fanatics ever permitted to be at large.” William Wilberforce Exodus Cry is on the move again with this year’s Incurable Fanatics Tour. During the months of January-July, we will be screening Nefarious in multiple cities across the United States. We invite you to play an important role...

February 19th, 2014
Brazil Breakthrough

In light of the 2014 FIFA World Cup taking place in Brazil this summer, much of our prayer focus has been centered on this South American country and its host cities. We know that large sporting events like the World Cup create a venue for the sale and purchase of sex, so for a year we have been asking God to initiate a breakthrough in human trafficking in Brazil. In...

February 10th, 2014
City in Focus: Natal, Brazil

Located in the northeastern state of Rio Grande do Norte, Natal has nearly one million inhabitants. Natal’s bounty of pristine beaches, year-round sun, and tropical temperatures make it a popular destination for international tourists. In addition, the city’s northeast location is easily accessible from Europe. It’s no surprise that so many vacationers make their way to Natal’s spectacular beaches every year.1 Natal is also home to Rio Grande do Norte’s...

January 20th, 2014
City in Focus: Salvador, Brazil

The Renaissance-style city of Salvador, Brazil can be recognized by its colorful, stucco houses. Established in the 16th century, Salvador was the first capital of Brazil and is also the site of the first slave market of the New World. In more than three centuries, an estimated four million enslaved Africans were transported to Brazil to work the sugar plantations. Two million of them ended up in Salvador and the surrounding...

January 1st, 2014
You Changed History

As many of you know, Exodus Cry recently had an extraordinary opportunity to raise awareness and educate legislators in the United States. In July, we traveled to Capitol Hill where we presented a screening of Nefarious and an important research proposal to members of the U.S. Congress. Thanks to all of you who contacted your representatives to urge them to attend, over 50 Congressional representatives and staff members saw Nefarious....

December 29th, 2013
City in Focus: Porto Alegre

Porto Alegre is the capital and largest city in the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul. Since its foundation in 1772, Porto Alegre has been a national hub for culture, politics, and the economy.1 The city is located on the eastern bank of the Rio Guaiba where five large rivers meet to form the Lagao dos Patos, one of the largest lagoons in the world. Throughout the years, Porto...

December 10th, 2013
There was something about Sarah’s photo

When Exodus Cry’s Intervention team found "Sarah's" photo and advertisement on a local website promoting prostitution, there was something different about her. Our staff regularly monitors websites where young women are being exploited online. Our outreach to these precious, isolated individuals is often the only contact they have with anyone other than pimps or johns. But Sarah was different. To our surprise, she was honest about her experiences. "I just...

November 27th, 2013
What Your Support Accomplished in 2013

In this special season of giving thanks, we’d like to reflect on an incredible year. While human trafficking remains a global crisis, we are encouraged by positive developments in our Prevention, Intervention, and Restoration work. We have a lot to be thankful for and so many people to thank. To all who have prayed for an end to human trafficking, provided financial backing, or helped raise awareness about our mission,...