God is passionate about the broken, and because we too have been broken, we are humbled to follow Him to the darkest corners of the world in pursuit of those whom He loves. At Compass 31 we provide a residential program to young mothers and their children who have been living in or rescued from sexually exploitive situations, we work on preventing human trafficking through education with the Priceless Cube, and we focus on community transformation through disciple making.
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Location(s) Where We Work
God is passionate about the broken, and because we too have been broken, we are humbled to follow Him to the darkest corners of the world in pursuit of those whom He loves. Compass 31 fights Human Trafficking and exploitation on three fronts. In praying about this project we sought His will as to a name that could sum up the immensity of the work before us. He directed us to the following passage in Jeremiah 31.
8 See, I will bring them from the land of the north and gather them from the ends of the earth. Among them will be the blind and the lame, expectant mothers and women in labor; a great throng will return. 9 They will come with weeping; they will pray as I bring them back. I will lead them beside streams of water on a level path where they will not stumble, because I am Israel's father”
From this text we concluded that God was directing the vulnerable or exploited into our care for a time and our job was to direct them towards deep and intimate relationship with Him, hence the name Compass 31.
Our three areas of focus are:
To provide a safe and loving home for girls who are pregnant or have children as a result of sexual exploitation. Care provided includes medical attention and food, as well as meeting all of the basic physical needs. Additionally, we facilitate those who are stateless in obtaining citizenship status and assist, where possible, in the successful prosecution of the perpetrators. We believe that living together in a family, as a family, is the basic foundation to discipleship and loving those who have been broken and betrayed by those they love and/or trust. Being in a family environment we will model what a Godly and healthy marriage and family life looks like. The girls and their children will also encounter Jesus daily as they receive education, life skills training, counseling and discipleship.
We also work on preventing human trafficking through education with the Priceless Cube and prayer walking through the red light districts while building relationships with girls, boys, women and men who are working in the commercial sex trade industry. The priceless cube is a tool created by e3 Partners that is helpful in working with multiple language and people groups as it is primarily taught using images and can be explained in any language.
Community Transformation through Disciple Making (ABCD/DM)
Compass 31 believes that the only solution to human trafficking is Jesus therefore Compass 31 implements a community transformation model in which disciple making (DM) is the ultimate focus. Compass 31 raises national leaders to start a disciple making movement by developing relationships within high risk and/or unreached communities. They then implement Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) by assisting those communities in identifying their most pressing socio-economic concerns and facilitating the implementation of solutions as part of a long term disciple making strategy.
Our Partnership with Secor.cc
We are excited to be partnering with Secor.cc. We recognize that not everyone is able to do "hands on work in the field" in the fight against Human Trafficking so it is encouraging that other practical ways are being provided to people who want to make a difference.