Super Bowl Justice Rally: The Abolitionist Battlefield

Hosted by: Elijah Rising
The Super Bowl is the single largest human trafficking event in the United States each year*. (Texas Attorney General, Greg Abbott, USA Today, 2011). We believe all people should be free, but sex trafficking means that slavery still exists and is here in Houston. #WHATIFHOUSTON presented a united front of trained abolitionists against this evil #WHATIFHOUSTON was prepared to take an uncompromising stance against sex trafficking #WHATIFHOUSTON offered exploited women viable options for a better future The Justice Rally is a four day event from Feb 1, 2017 consisting of opportunities to hear from leaders in abolitionist movement and to be trained, equipped and deployed confront sex trafficking in your city. If you are ready to take the battle to the streets, click the Buy Tickets button and we will see you on Feb 1st.
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Schedule

  • 01 February
  • 02 February
  • 03 February
  • 04 February

TRAINING - Exodus Cry Intervention Workshop

10:00 AM 05:00 PM

Helen Taylor

Catherine French

Samantha Hernandez

FREE - Justice Rally Kick Off - Worship & Special Message from Cat French

07:00 PM 09:00 PM

Catherine French

FOH Worship

TRAINING - Backpage Intervention - How to reach women online

10:00 AM 11:00 AM

Jennifer Aheart

TRAINING - Launching Van Tours in Your City - A Starter Guide

10:00 AM 11:00 AM

Hayden Hernandez

TRAINING - Replicating an Elijah Rising Cell in Your City

10:00 AM 11:00 AM

JJ Joanna  Jones

INTERVENTION - Backpage - Reaching Women and Consumers Via Online Portals

11:00 AM 12:30 PM

Helen Taylor

Catherine French

Samantha Hernandez

Lunch Break

12:30 PM 02:00 PM

TRAINING - Finding Your Lane - Discover Your Personal Niche in The Abolitionist Battlefield

02:00 PM 03:00 PM

Rebecca Bender

TRAINING - Beginning and Sustaining Effective Strip Club Intervention

02:00 PM 03:00 PM

CE Christine  Ege

TRAINING - Real Life After Trauma- The Importance of Walking Alongside A Survivor

02:00 PM 03:00 PM

Kirsten Smith

Leanna Cox

INTERVENTION - Strip Club

03:00 PM 05:00 PM

CE Christine  Ege

INTERVENTION - Guerrilla Awareness Campaign

03:00 PM 05:00 PM

Dinner Break

05:00 PM 07:00 PM

Worship

07:00 PM 08:00 PM

KEYNOTE - Cat French, Founder and Executive Director of Elijah Rising and Kendleton Farms

08:00 PM 09:00 PM

Catherine French

INTERVENTION

09:00 PM 11:59 PM

Catherine French

Samantha Hernandez

TRAINING - Backpage Intervention - How to reach women online

10:00 AM 11:00 AM

Helen Taylor

TRAINING - Launching Van Tours in Your City - A Starter Guide

10:00 AM 11:00 AM

Hayden Hernandez

TRAINING - Replicating an Elijah Rising Cell In Your City

10:00 AM 11:00 AM

JJ Joanna  Jones

INTERVENTION - Backpage - Reaching Women and Consumers Via Online Portals

11:00 AM 12:30 PM

Helen Taylor

Catherine French

Samantha Hernandez

Lunch Break

12:30 PM 02:00 PM

INTERVENTION - Lunch Hour Consumer Intervention

12:30 PM 01:30 PM

Vanessa Forbes

TRAINING - Finding Your Lane - Discover Your Personal Niche in The Abolitionist Battlefield

02:00 PM 03:00 PM

Rebecca Bender

TRAINING - Beginning and Sustaining Effective Strip Club Intervention

02:00 PM 03:00 PM

CE Christine  Ege

TRAINING - Real Life After Trauma- The Importance of Walking Alongside A Survivor

02:00 PM 03:00 PM

Kirsten Smith

Leanna Cox

INTERVENTION - Strip Club

03:00 PM 05:00 PM

CE Christine  Ege

INTERVENTION - Guerrilla Awareness Campaign

03:00 PM 05:00 PM

Dinner Break

05:00 PM 07:00 PM

Worship

07:00 PM 08:00 PM

FOH Worship

KEYNOTE - Rebecca Bender, Founder of Rebecca Bender Initiative

08:00 PM 09:00 PM

Rebecca Bender

INTERVENTION

09:00 PM 11:59 PM

Catherine French

Samantha Hernandez

TRAINING - Backpage Intervention - How to reach women online

10:00 AM 11:00 AM

Samantha Hernandez

TRAINING - Launching Van Tours in Your City - A Starter Guide

10:00 AM 11:00 AM

Hayden Hernandez

TRAINING - Replicating an Elijah Rising Cell in Your City

10:00 AM 11:00 AM

JJ Joanna  Jones

INTERVENTION - Backpage - Reaching Women and Consumers Via Online Portals

11:00 AM 12:30 PM

Helen Taylor

Catherine French

Samantha Hernandez

Lunch Break

12:30 PM 02:00 PM

INTERVENTION - Lunch Hour Consumer Intervention

12:30 PM 01:30 PM

Vanessa Forbes

TRAINING - Beginning and Sustaining Effective Strip Club Intervention

02:00 PM 03:00 PM

CE Christine  Ege

TRAINING - Real Life After Trauma- The Importance of Walking Alongside A Survivor

02:00 PM 03:00 PM

Kirsten Smith

Leanna Cox

INTERVENTION - Strip Club

03:00 PM 05:00 PM

CE Christine  Ege

INTERVENTION - Guerrilla Awareness Campaign

03:00 PM 05:00 PM

Dinner Break

05:00 PM 07:00 PM

Worship

07:00 PM 08:00 PM

FOH Worship

KEYNOTE - Benji Nolot, Founder and CEO of Exodus Cry

08:00 PM 09:00 PM

Benji Nolot

INTERVENTION

09:00 PM 11:59 PM

Catherine French

Samantha Hernandez

Speakers

Catherine French

Founder and CEO
Elijah Rising
Cat French is a modern-day abolitionist who is passionate about seeing the end of human trafficking in Houston and around the world. She is a former sociology professor and researcher in the social sciences, with an extensive background in outreach and ministry to prostituted women and children. She is the founder and director of Elijah Rising, and Kendleton Farms.

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Rebecca Bender

Founder and CEO
Rebecca Bender Initiative
In 2007, Rebecca Bender escaped a life of sex trafficking here in the United States. After nearly six years of being forced into modern day slavery, she found hope and restoration solely through Jesus Christ. In 2013, Rebecca wrote her first book Roadmap to Redemption; the first of its kind - a faith based workbook for survivors and advocates, written by a survivor.

Today, Rebecca is a nationally recognized, leading expert on the issue of domestic sex trafficking. She has trained thousands of service providers, first responders and faith leaders including President Jimmy Carter, National Director of FBI conference, Shared Hope International, Just Faith and more. Rebecca has also consulted on safe home start up all across the world. She is the recipient of multiple FBI and Congressional recognition awards, the 2015 Hero to our Generation Award, 2014 Female Overcomer Award, and the 2013 Unlikely Hero Award. She is also a member of the Survivor Leader Institute and National Survivor Network and a member of the Oregon Cease Task Force. She was chosen as one of the top 22 Survivor Leaders being featured in a PSA titled, “More Than a Survivor.”

In 2014, Rebecca founded her own non-profit, Rebecca Bender Initiative, continuing to expand her reach as both a Christian thought leader and raise awareness about trafficking misperceptions in America. RBI has taken an innovate approach, by using technology to offer online mentoring services to survivors all across the world, especially those who live in areas where services do not exist. She continues to bring a multi-media message to the masses through her trainings, books, consulting and speaking.

Rebecca was ordained as a minister in 2014 and is currently finishing her Master’s in Biblical Studies at Bethel University. She sits on the board of Exodus Cry and is member of the Truth Society. Rebecca is now married with four lively daughters. 

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Benji Nolot

Founder and CEO
Exodus Cry
Benjamin Nolot is the founder and president of Exodus Cry and producer, writer, and director of the Nefarious documentary trilogy. Exodus Cry is built on a foundation of prayer and is committed to abolishing sex slavery through Christ-centered prevention, intervention, and holistic restoration of trafficking victims. Nefarious is a series of three documentaries exposing the undercurrent of injustice beneath the global sex trade.

Benjamin devotes his time to abolition work for the ending of slavery and the exploitation of the vulnerable. He has been featured in numerous national magazine publications, radio shows, and television programs. His greatest passion in life is to love God and see humanity, His creation, set free from the tyranny of oppression. He resides in Kansas City with his wife, Lauren, and their three children.

04 February

Helen Taylor

Intervention Director
Exodus Cry
Helen Taylor works for Exodus Cry - an international anti-trafficking abolitionist organization located in Kansas City. She serves as the Director of Intervention and Outreach and also as the Executive Assistant for CEO Benjamin Nolot. She leads an intervention team that reach out to individuals in the sex industry in Kansas City: on the streets, in strip clubs, in jails and on backpage.

A U.K. native, Helen has done anti-trafficking work and mobilization/training in Cambodia, Brazil, Mexico, the U.K. and the U.S. Since 2013 she has helped Exodus Cry pioneer an online outreach model and co-authored an intervention training manual - which has been utilized both domestically and internationally - on reaching those caught in commercial sexual exploitation. In 2014 she helped lead Exodus Cry's Liberdade initiative in Brazil, through which 24/7 houses of prayer were established and street outreach took place in the 12 World Cup host cities. Liberdade trained and mobilized 1500 Brazilian abolitionists from 500 local churches in prayer and outreach to the sexually exploited.

Helen's "In Her Shoes"
fine art series, which captures the stories of those freed from commercial sexual exploitation, was recently exhibited at an art gallery in downtown Kansas City, where she was the featured artist.

Helen is passionate about seeing the Isaiah 61 gospel brought to all those caught in the sex industry and to see the abolition of commercial sexual exploitation across the earth.

Helen received her bachelor of arts degree in Fine Art, History of Art and English Literature from Newcastle University, U.K. She currently resides in Kansas City, Missouri.

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Micah Bailey

Director of Operations
Elijah Rising
Micah Bailey is a modern-day abolitionist working to shift a hyper-sexualized culture. She is passionate about prayer, and researching turn-of-the-century abolitionists in hopes to carry on their legacy. She curated the Museum of Modern-Day Slavery, and is the Operations Director of Elijah Rising.

Samantha Hernandez

Director of Intervention
Elijah Rising
Sam Hernandez is graduate of Houston Baptist University, and an advocate for the movement to end all forms sexual exploitation. She is passionate about seeing a generation freed from Porn Culture and Sex Addiction. Samantha has a background in Social Media Marketing and Mass Communications and she directs the intervention and media departments of Elijah Rising.

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FOH Worship

Freedom Outpost Houston

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Hayden Hernandez

Director of Awareness
Elijah Rising
Hayden Hernandez is a graduate of Houston Baptist University and has a heart to father the fatherless. He desires to see an entire generation of orphans shift and claim their inheritance of the kingdom of God. Hayden worked as an Accountant for a few years before deciding to make a leap of faith into becoming a full-time missionary with Elijah Rising. He now directs the finance department and coordinates our Awareness Van Tour Program.

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Protect Me Project

Sponsor
A grass roots movement aimed at preventing commercial sexual exploitation in countries of origin. “Get there before the trafficker” is the tagline for Protect Me Project, now at work in six Latin American countries with plans to cover all of Spanish speaking Latin America by 2020.

www.protectmeproject.org / www.proyectoprotegeme.org

Local Protect Me Project teams address child sexual abuse as their launch project, while tweens and teens engage in a wide spectrum of anti-trafficking work.

Jennifer Aheart

Executive Director
Rescue Houston
Jennifer Ahart, a Texan native, graduated from Texas A&M in 2012 with a B.S. in Allied Health and a minor in Spanish. During her time in college God marked her life with the call to care for those who have been sexually exploited. From ministering to women prostituting on the streets to living with and overseeing an aftercare program for minors in crisis and human trafficking she has gained much experiential knowledge over the past five years of what it takes to journey the long road of restoration. She is currently the Operations Director for Rescue Houston where she oversees the 24/7 hotline and provides long-term care and case management to those transitioning out of the sex industry in our city of Houston, TX.

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Christine Ege

Executive Director
Boundless Mercy
As the director of Boundless Mercy, the northeast Houston affiliate of Elijah Rising, Chris Ege believes that prayer is the key to ending sex trafficking in our city.

Chris and her team have been building friendships with employees in clubs and spas for over five years; currently, they visit the same 18 locations every two weeks and bake over 7000 cookies annually. They also distribute handwritten notes about the powerful, unending, faithful love of Jesus. Her desire is for the revelation of God’s very personal love to shake the foundation of the sex industry.

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Kirsten Smith

Human Trafficking Awareness Advocate
Kirsten Calloway Smith never dreamed that she would actively join the fight against sex trafficking as an advocate and educator, but when she learned that a student in the rural, small-town-USA youth group that she led with her husband had been trafficked, it was either stand up and speak out, or stay silent and allow it to happen with eyes-wide-shut. Unwilling to sit back, today she is speaking up.

With a specific interest in rural, familial and domestic minor sex-trafficking, Kirsten is working to establish a non-profit connecting survivors with both trauma-informed professionals and non-industry providers to bridge the gap in efforts to ensure that survivors can move forward armed with the necessary tools to build a successful life. She also hopes to facilitate a training initiative specifically geared toward trauma-informed awareness for school and church staff who work closely with children and teenagers.

Kirsten is a graduate of Southern Methodist University and resides in Indiana with her husband, Jeremy, and their two children. She is a writer, speaker, business owner and abolitionist. You can learn more about her at www.kirstencsmith.com.

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Leanna Cox

Chief Administrator
Elijah Rising
Leanna Cox is a Modern Day Abolitionist who is passionate about seeing her generation stand up against today’s sexualized culture. She is an advocate for survivors of exploitation and wishes to see their voices be heard across this nation. Leanna is the Volunteer Coordinator and oversees the Social Media of Elijah Rising.

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Joanna Jones

Katy Intervention Director
Elijah Rising
Joanna Jones is a stay-at-home mom turned justice advocate, determined to bring an undeniable awareness to the human trafficking that happens in people's own communities. She is passionate about learning with others how to combat this travesty in ways specific to a particular community. More than anything, she's just trying to be obedient to the mandate to seek justice and defend the oppressed.

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Vanessa Forbes

Katy Intervention Team Leader
Elijah Rising

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Day 1
Training Track

TRAINING - Exodus Cry Intervention Workshop

10:00 AM 05:00 PM 2800 Antoine Dr. #2842, Houston, TX 77092

Exodus Cry is hosting an all-day Intervention Workshop before the Elijah Rising Justice Rally kicks off. This is an optional additional training and will lay a foundation for the essential heart values involved in outreach, outline how to start an outreach team in your home city and give detailed practical training for different types of outreach (street, strip-club and Backpage), many of which will be put into practice over the following days of the Justice Rally.

This intervention workshop covers many of the foundational heart values and practical tools relating to this form of outreach: the gospel of justice and prayer, rewiring our understanding of rescue, preparing an exit plan, starting an outreach community, exploring different forms of outreach (streets, online, strip-clubs, jails), an overview of online exploitation, building relationships with women, men in outreach and self-care.

Exodus Cry's newly released 200 page Intervention and Outreach training manual, which also includes a digital (video) full training on a USB, will be provided for every workshop attendee. (This kit is normally priced at $250).

Exodus Cry Intervention Workshop Schedule:
10:00 The theology of justice and prayer/intervention 101 
10:45 Sex Industry Outreach: streets, strip clubs, jails 
11:45 Online exploitation and the texting model
12:40 Team Testimony 
[1pm-2pm Lunch]
2:00 Understanding pimps 
2:15 Building relationship 
2:45 The importance of community and forming an exit plan
3:00 Transgendered individuals in prostitution 
3:15 Males in outreach
3:45 Exploitation in Houston 
4:25 Self-care
5pm End 

Extra info on the manual:
Intervention Manual: a guide for reaching those caught in the sex industry.
This in-depth manual was developed by our Intervention department at Exodus Cry. Throughout the 190-pages, we outline different strategies for reaching individuals caught in the commercial sex industry, whether that be on the streets, strip clubs, jails or via the internet. Aimed at churches and teams who want to be educated on the industry, this manual is a tool and a resource designed to equipped you to start and sustain outreach.

Included is a one-day video training given by Exodus Cry Intervention staff on a flash drive.

Manual's Table of Contents: 
  • Intervention 101
  • Heart values for outreach workers
  • Outreach (including streets, strip clubs, jail, and online)
  • Understanding pimps
  • Building a Christ-centered team community
  • Online prostitution and the texting model (including sample scripts)
  • Forming relationship with exploited individuals
  • Males in outreach
  • Forming an exit plan
  • Understanding legal reform
  • Testimonies and first-hand stories of outreach encounters
  • Self-care
  • Resources and more

Speakers

Day 1
Worship & Prayer Track

FREE - Justice Rally Kick Off - Worship & Special Message from Cat French

07:00 PM 09:00 PM 2800 Antoine Dr. #2842, Houston, TX 77092

Please join us for a focused evening of worship, prayer, and a short message from the Elijah Rising Founder, Cat French.  

The following three days will be a concentrated time of training and intervention therefore this evening will be vital in order to begin with a heart of worship and focused intercession. 

This evening is free and open to anyone who would like to attend. 

No interventions will be held during this evening. 

Speakers

Day 2
Training Track

TRAINING - Backpage Intervention - How to reach women online

10:00 AM 11:00 AM 2800 Antoine Dr. #2842, Houston, TX 77092

Join seasoned intervention workers as they train on the ins and outs of reaching women being sold online.  Learn the nuances of speaking to a woman in the industry and how to effectively communicate in a brief amount of time.  

Time will be available for Q&A. 

In order to participate in the intervention portion, please bring a laptop and/or a fully charged phone. 

Backpage Intervention: Female interventionists look up phone numbers of women advertised on websites like Backpage and Evil Empire.  Male or female interventionists reach out via telephone. All phone numbers receive a text message with the exit path phone number.

Speakers

Day 2
Training Track

TRAINING - Launching Van Tours in Your City - A Starter Guide

10:00 AM 11:00 AM 2800 Antoine Dr. #2842, Houston, TX 77092

You are invited to learn from Elijah Rising's five years of experience running multiple van tours each week.  Get equipped to start one of the most effective awareness tools tailored your region.

Time will be allotted for Q&A. 

What is a van tour? 

We fondly refer to van tours as a 2 hour human trafficking 101 class on steroids.  A small group of people, 10-15, will hop on a van, tour the city's suspected or verified human trafficking locations as a narrator points out the window to explain what goes on inside of these establishments and the personal stories they have encountered on interventions. 

Speakers

Day 2
Training Track

TRAINING - Replicating an Elijah Rising Cell in Your City

10:00 AM 11:00 AM 2800 Antoine Dr. #2842, Houston, TX 77092

If the battlefield of human trafficking exists everywhere, then as soldiers we need to be willing to seek it out. How do we find it? Once we do, what can we do to start fighting it in our area? This session will equip you with some of the basic spiritual and practical tools necessary to create a cell where you are so that you can effectively bring prayer, awareness, and intervention to your city.


Time will be allotted for Q&A.

Speakers

Day 2
Intervention Track

INTERVENTION - Backpage - Reaching Women and Consumers Via Online Portals

11:00 AM 12:30 PM 2800 Antoine Dr. #2842, Houston, TX 77092

Using the tools learned in the prior session, Backpage Intervention Training, reach women sold online as well as learn to confront buyers.

Participation in at least one day of Backpage Intervention Training is required to participate in this outreach. Backpage Intervention Training is Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 10am.

In order to participate in the intervention portion, please bring a laptop and/or a fully charged phone.

Backpage Intervention: Female interventionists look up phone numbers of women advertised on websites like Backpage and Evil Empire. Male or female interventionists reach out via telephone. All phone numbers receive a text message with the exit path phone number.

Speakers

Day 2

Lunch Break

12:30 PM 02:00 PM

Please visit any one of Houston's fine restaurants and taste the culture!
Day 2
Training Track

TRAINING - Finding Your Lane - Discover Your Personal Niche in The Abolitionist Battlefield

02:00 PM 03:00 PM Main Sanctuary

Many people do not know where to begin when faced with the Goliath of the sex-industry.  Join Rebecca Bender as she shares the broad expanse of possible ways to use your gifting, skills, interests and talents to raise awareness, bring about justice, and change culture.

Time will be allotted for Q&A. 

Speakers

Day 2
Training Track

TRAINING - Beginning and Sustaining Effective Strip Club Intervention

02:00 PM 03:00 PM 2800 Antoine Dr. #2842, Houston, TX 77092

Trafficking does not just take place in hotels and brothels, often pimps control women in strip clubs, forcing them into prostitution.  In this session you will hear from women who have a range of experience reaching women in strip clubs.  Learn firsthand what worked, how they began, their struggles, victories and lessons. 

Time will be allotted for Q&A. 

Speakers

Day 2
Training Track

TRAINING - Real Life After Trauma- The Importance of Walking Alongside A Survivor

02:00 PM 03:00 PM 2800 Antoine Dr. #2842, Houston, TX 77092

Join the discussion between a survivor leader and her advocate mentor. Learn what worked and what didn't, hear firsthand from each of them on their thoughts, mistakes, fears, and successes.

Time will be allotted for Q&A.

Speakers

Day 2
Intervention Track

INTERVENTION - Strip Club

03:00 PM 05:00 PM 2800 Antoine Dr. #2842, Houston, TX 77092

Join our experienced team leaders as they take you to visit multiple strip clubs.  You will receive varying reactions from strip club management, women, and clients and learn how to interact and respond, empowering you to replicate this in your own community. 

Recommend: Bring a fueled vehicle as you will be split into teams and may be asked to drive, and a fully charged phone. 

Please do NOT wear any clothing with a ministry name on it: Ex: Elijah Rising T-Shirt. 

Strip Club Intervention: Female interventionists visit strip clubs, start conversations and hand out a helpline number.  Male interventionists monitor the parking lot, engaging consumers as lead.

Speakers

Day 2
Intervention Track

INTERVENTION - Guerrilla Awareness Campaign

03:00 PM 05:00 PM 2800 Antoine Dr. #2842, Houston, TX 77092

Break up into several different intervention groups, each with a team leader. We will brief you before sending you out on your desired intervention.

Recommend bringing a fully fueled vehicle (each team needs a driver), fully charged phone and laptop. Wear comfortable, casual clothing. Closed-toed shoes recommended.


Please do NOT wear clothing with ministry names on them: ex: Elijah Rising T-shirt.


Possible interventions are described below:

Virtual Reality: Male and female interventionists engage people on the streets in a Virtual Reality experience of trafficking.

Coaster Crawl: Male and female interventionists deploy to every bar in Downtown, Midtown and surrounding, distributing coasters printed with prevention messages.

Hotel Awareness: Female and male interventionists engage desk staff in awareness raising conversations and ask to hang poster in break room.

Mission Control: Male or Female interventionists receive prayer requests and reports from the field, and monitor teams in the field.


Intervention Guidelines:

No Weapons! We understand that many people have legal carry permits, but we do not allow weapons including but not limited to: guns, knives, stun guns...

No lone Rangers - Interventions are only conducted in teams for safety and accountability.

Do not give hotline resources to anyone but the women in the sex industry.

Do not give out personal info!

Do not use Force, Fraud or Coercion to get girls to EXIT the sex trade….
We don't want to add more pressure and manipulation to these women lives.

Listen to your leader!

No video or photography (on site or of others). We do not want to increase the exploitation of these women.

Day 2

Dinner Break

05:00 PM 07:00 PM

Enjoy eating at any one of Houston's fine restaurants and taste the culture.
Day 2
Worship & Prayer Track

Worship

07:00 PM 08:00 PM 2800 Antoine Dr. #2842, Houston, TX 77092

Join us for powerful worship and prayer to lay the groundwork for our evening interventions!  
Day 2
Training Track

KEYNOTE - Cat French, Founder and Executive Director of Elijah Rising and Kendleton Farms

08:00 PM 09:00 PM Main Sanctuary

Listen as Cat releases fresh vision to empower us to go into the harvest to reach the many many lost with the heart of Christ.

Speakers

Day 2
Intervention Track

INTERVENTION

09:00 PM 11:59 PM 2800 Antoine Dr. #2842, Houston, TX 77092

Break up into several different intervention groups, each with a team leader.  We will brief you before sending you out on your desired intervention.  

Recommend bringing a fully fueled vehicle (each team needs a driver), fully charged phone and laptop.  Wear comfortable, casual clothing.  Closed-toed shoes recommended.  

Please do NOT wear clothing with ministry names on them: ex: Elijah Rising T-shirt. 


Possible interventions are described below: 

Backpage Intervention: Female interventionists look up phone numbers of women advertised on websites like Backpage and Evil Empire. Male or female interventionists reach out via telephone. All phone numbers receive a text message with the exit path phone number.

Virtual Reality: Male and female interventionists engage people on the streets in a Virtual Reality experience of trafficking.

Coaster Crawl: Male and female interventionists deploy to every bar in Downtown, Midtown and surrounding, distributing coasters printed with prevention messages.

Cantina Intervention: Spanish speaking female interventionists engage with women working in cantinas, discreetly distributing lipsticks. Male interventionists monitor from both inside and parking lot.

Street Intervention: Female and male interventionists walk streets known for prostitution, distributing lipsticks to walking women.

Hotel Awareness: Female and male interventionists engage desk staff in awareness raising conversations and ask to hang poster in break room.

Reverse Backpage: Male interventionists answer incoming calls from an internet trap.

Mission Control: Male or Female interventionists receive prayer requests and reports from the field, and monitor teams in the field. 


Intervention Guidelines: 

No Weapons!  We understand that many people have legal carry permits, but we do not allow weapons including but not limited to: guns, knives, stun guns...

No lone Rangers - Interventions are only conducted in teams for safety and accountability.

Do not give hotline resources to anyone but the women in the sex industry.

Do not give out personal info!

Do not use Force, Fraud or Coercion to get girls to EXIT the sex trade….
We don't want to add more pressure and manipulation to these women lives.

Listen to your leader!

No video or photography (on site or of others). We do not want to increase the exploitation of these women.


Speakers

Day 3
Training Track

TRAINING - Backpage Intervention - How to reach women online

10:00 AM 11:00 AM 2800 Antoine Dr. #2842, Houston, TX 77092

Join seasoned intervention workers as they train on the ins and outs of reaching women being sold online. Learn the nuances of speaking to a woman in the industry and how to effectively communicate in a brief amount of time.

Time will be available for Q&A.

In order to participate in the intervention portion, please bring a laptop and/or a fully charged phone.

Backpage Intervention: Female interventionists look up phone numbers of women advertised on websites like Backpage and Evil Empire. Male or female interventionists reach out via telephone. All phone numbers receive a text message with the exit path phone number.

Speakers

Day 3
Training Track

TRAINING - Launching Van Tours in Your City - A Starter Guide

10:00 AM 11:00 AM 2800 Antoine Dr. #2842, Houston, TX 77092

You are invited to learn from Elijah Rising's five years of experience running multiple van tours each week. Get equipped to start one of the most effective awareness tools tailored your region.

Time will be allotted for Q&A.

What is a van tour?

We fondly refer to van tours as a 2 hour human trafficking 101 class on steroids. A small group of people, 10-15, will hop on a van, tour the city's suspected or verified human trafficking locations as a narrator points out the window to explain what goes on inside of these establishments and the personal stories they have encountered on interventions.

Speakers

Day 3
Training Track

TRAINING - Replicating an Elijah Rising Cell In Your City

10:00 AM 11:00 AM 2800 Antoine Dr. #2842, Houston, TX 77092

If the battlefield of human trafficking exists everywhere, then as soldiers we need to be willing to seek it out. How do we find it? Once we do, what can we do to start fighting it in our area? This session will equip you with some of the basic spiritual and practical tools necessary to create a cell where you are so that you can effectively bring prayer, awareness, and intervention to your city.


Time will be allotted for Q&A.

Speakers

Day 3
Intervention Track

INTERVENTION - Backpage - Reaching Women and Consumers Via Online Portals

11:00 AM 12:30 PM 2800 Antoine Dr. #2842, Houston, TX 77092

Using the tools learned in the prior session, Backpage Intervention Training, reach women sold online as well as learn to confront buyers.

Participation in at least one day of Backpage Intervention Training is required to participate in this outreach.  Backpage Intervention Training is Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 10am. 

In order to participate in the intervention portion, please bring a laptop and/or a fully charged phone.

Backpage Intervention: Female interventionists look up phone numbers of women advertised on websites like Backpage and Evil Empire. Male or female interventionists reach out via telephone. All phone numbers receive a text message with the exit path phone number.

Speakers

Day 3

Lunch Break

12:30 PM 02:00 PM

Enjoy Houston's variety of restaurants nearby!
Day 3
Intervention Track

INTERVENTION - Lunch Hour Consumer Intervention

12:30 PM 01:30 PM 2800 Antoine Dr. #2842, Houston, TX 77092

Lunch hour Intervention: This intervention will take place during the lunch break and be aimed at the consumers in Katy, a local suburb of Houston. These men are fathers, husbands, doctors, lawyers, pastors and many go home to their families in the evening thus preventing us from intervening to them during the monthly nighttime interventions. We are looking for volunteers who aim to encounter, peacefully confront and pray for the consumers of the sex trade. We are not looking to condemn or judge but to bring the light and truth to these men. Volunteers must be willing to be flexible in carpooling and eating lunch on the go. Both male and female volunteers of all ages, 18+ are welcome.

Speakers

Day 3
Training Track

TRAINING - Finding Your Lane - Discover Your Personal Niche in The Abolitionist Battlefield

02:00 PM 03:00 PM 2800 Antoine Dr. #2842, Houston, TX 77092

Many people do not know where to begin when faced with the Goliath of the sex-industry. Join Rebecca Bender as she shares the broad expanse of possible ways to use your gifting, skills, interests and talents to raise awareness, bring about justice, and change culture.

Time will be allotted for Q&A.

Speakers

Day 3
Training Track

TRAINING - Beginning and Sustaining Effective Strip Club Intervention

02:00 PM 03:00 PM 2800 Antoine Dr. #2842, Houston, TX 77092

Trafficking does not just take place in hotels and brothels, often pimps control women in strip clubs, forcing them into prostitution. In this session you will hear from women who have a range of experience reaching women in strip clubs. Learn firsthand what worked, how they began, their struggles, victories and lessons.

Time will be allotted for Q&A.

Speakers

Day 3
Training Track

TRAINING - Real Life After Trauma- The Importance of Walking Alongside A Survivor

02:00 PM 03:00 PM 2800 Antoine Dr. #2842, Houston, TX 77092

Join the discussion between a survivor leader and her advocate mentor. Learn what worked and what didn't, hear firsthand from each of them on their thoughts, mistakes, fears, and successes.

Time will be allotted for Q&A.

Speakers

Day 3
Intervention Track

INTERVENTION - Strip Club

03:00 PM 05:00 PM 2800 Antoine Dr. #2842, Houston, TX 77092

Join our experienced team leaders as they take you to visit multiple strip clubs. You will receive varying reactions from strip club management, women, and clients and learn how to interact and respond, empowering you to replicate this in your own community.

Recommend: Bring a fueled vehicle as you will be split into teams and may be asked to drive, and a fully charged phone.

Please do NOT wear any clothing with a ministry name on it: Ex: Elijah Rising T-Shirt.

Strip Club Intervention: Female interventionists visit strip clubs, start conversations and hand out a helpline number. Male interventionists monitor the parking lot, engaging consumers as lead.

Speakers

Day 3
Intervention Track

INTERVENTION - Guerrilla Awareness Campaign

03:00 PM 05:00 PM 2800 Antoine Dr. #2842, Houston, TX 77092

Break up into several different intervention groups, each with a team leader. We will brief you before sending you out on your desired intervention.

Recommend bringing a fully fueled vehicle (each team needs a driver), fully charged phone and laptop. Wear comfortable, casual clothing. Closed-toed shoes recommended.


Please do NOT wear clothing with ministry names on them: ex: Elijah Rising T-shirt.


Possible interventions are described below:

Virtual Reality: Male and female interventionists engage people on the streets in a Virtual Reality experience of trafficking.

Coaster Crawl: Male and female interventionists deploy to every bar in Downtown, Midtown and surrounding, distributing coasters printed with prevention messages.

Hotel Awareness: Female and male interventionists engage desk staff in awareness raising conversations and ask to hang poster in break room.

Mission Control: Male or Female interventionists receive prayer requests and reports from the field, and monitor teams in the field.


Intervention Guidelines:

No Weapons! We understand that many people have legal carry permits, but we do not allow weapons including but not limited to: guns, knives, stun guns...

No lone Rangers - Interventions are only conducted in teams for safety and accountability.

Do not give hotline resources to anyone but the women in the sex industry.

Do not give out personal info!

Do not use Force, Fraud or Coercion to get girls to EXIT the sex trade….
We don't want to add more pressure and manipulation to these women lives.

Listen to your leader!

No video or photography (on site or of others). We do not want to increase the exploitation of these women.
Day 3

Dinner Break

05:00 PM 07:00 PM

Enjoy Houston's variety of restaurants nearby!
Day 3
Worship & Prayer Track

Worship

07:00 PM 08:00 PM 2800 Antoine Dr. #2842, Houston, TX 77092

Join us for the most important thing we can do!  Worship to the One who brings all deliverance!!

Speakers

Day 3
Training Track

KEYNOTE - Rebecca Bender, Founder of Rebecca Bender Initiative

08:00 PM 09:00 PM 2800 Antoine Dr. #2842, Houston, TX 77092

You will absolutely not want to miss hearing from one of the most powerful Survivor Leader voices in the nation.  Rebecca Bender will share from her personal story as well as testify of the redemption through Jesus Christ and how each person has a part to play in the release of justice in the earth. 

Speakers

Day 3
Intervention Track

INTERVENTION

09:00 PM 11:59 PM 2800 Antoine Dr. #2842, Houston, TX 77092

Break up into several different intervention groups, each with a team leader. We will brief you before sending you out on your desired intervention.

Recommend bringing a fully fueled vehicle (each team needs a driver), fully charged phone and laptop. Wear comfortable, casual clothing. Closed-toed shoes recommended.

Please do NOT wear clothing with ministry names on them: ex: Elijah Rising T-shirt.


Possible interventions are described below:

Backpage Intervention: Female interventionists look up phone numbers of women advertised on websites like Backpage and Evil Empire. Male or female interventionists reach out via telephone. All phone numbers receive a text message with the exit path phone number.

Virtual Reality: Male and female interventionists engage people on the streets in a Virtual Reality experience of trafficking.

Coaster Crawl: Male and female interventionists deploy to every bar in Downtown, Midtown and surrounding, distributing coasters printed with prevention messages.

Cantina Intervention: Spanish speaking female interventionists engage with women working in cantinas, discreetly distributing lipsticks. Male interventionists monitor from both inside and parking lot.

Street Intervention: Female and male interventionists walk streets known for prostitution, distributing lipsticks to walking women.

Hotel Awareness: Female and male interventionists engage desk staff in awareness raising conversations and ask to hang poster in break room.

Reverse Backpage: Male interventionists answer incoming calls from an internet trap.

Mission Control: Male or Female interventionists receive prayer requests and reports from the field, and monitor teams in the field.


Intervention Guidelines: No Weapons! We understand that many people have legal carry permits, but we do not allow weapons including but not limited to: guns, knives, stun guns...

No lone Rangers - Interventions are only conducted in teams for safety and accountability.

Do not give hotline resources to anyone but the women in the sex industry.

Do not give out personal info!

Do not use Force, Fraud or Coercion to get girls to EXIT the sex trade….
We don't want to add more pressure and manipulation to these women lives.

Listen to your leader!

No video or photography (on site or of others). We do not want to increase the exploitation of these women.

Speakers

Day 4
Training Track

TRAINING - Backpage Intervention - How to reach women online

10:00 AM 11:00 AM 2800 Antoine Dr. #2842, Houston, TX 77092

Join seasoned intervention workers as they train on the ins and outs of reaching women being sold online. Learn the nuances of speaking to a woman in the industry and how to effectively communicate in a brief amount of time.

Time will be available for Q&A.

In order to participate in the intervention portion, please bring a laptop and/or a fully charged phone.

Backpage Intervention: Female interventionists look up phone numbers of women advertised on websites like Backpage and Evil Empire. Male or female interventionists reach out via telephone. All phone numbers receive a text message with the exit path phone number.

Speakers

Day 4
Training Track

TRAINING - Launching Van Tours in Your City - A Starter Guide

10:00 AM 11:00 AM 2800 Antoine Dr. #2842, Houston, TX 77092

You are invited to learn from Elijah Rising's five years of experience running multiple van tours each week. Get equipped to start one of the most effective awareness tools tailored your region.

Time will be allotted for Q&A.

What is a van tour?

We fondly refer to van tours as a 2 hour human trafficking 101 class on steroids. A small group of people, 10-15, will hop on a van, tour the city's suspected or verified human trafficking locations as a narrator points out the window to explain what goes on inside of these establishments and the personal stories they have encountered on interventions.

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Day 4
Training Track

TRAINING - Replicating an Elijah Rising Cell in Your City

10:00 AM 11:00 AM 2800 Antoine Dr. #2842, Houston, TX 77092

If the battlefield of human trafficking exists everywhere, then as soldiers we need to be willing to seek it out. How do we find it? Once we do, what can we do to start fighting it in our area? This session will equip you with some of the basic spiritual and practical tools necessary to create a cell where you are so that you can effectively bring prayer, awareness, and intervention to your city.


Time will be allotted for Q&A.

Speakers

Intervention Track
Day 4

INTERVENTION - Backpage - Reaching Women and Consumers Via Online Portals

11:00 AM 12:30 PM 2800 Antoine Dr. #2842, Houston, TX 77092

Using the tools learned in the prior session, Backpage Intervention Training, reach women sold online as well as learn to confront buyers.

Participation in at least one day of Backpage Intervention Training is required to participate in this outreach. Backpage Intervention Training is Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 10am.

In order to participate in the intervention portion, please bring a laptop and/or a fully charged phone.

Backpage Intervention: Female interventionists look up phone numbers of women advertised on websites like Backpage and Evil Empire. Male or female interventionists reach out via telephone. All phone numbers receive a text message with the exit path phone number.

Speakers

Day 4

Lunch Break

12:30 PM 02:00 PM

Enjoy Houston's food!  We can give you recommendations for nearby restaurants.
Intervention Track
Day 4

INTERVENTION - Lunch Hour Consumer Intervention

12:30 PM 01:30 PM 2800 Antoine Dr. #2842, Houston, TX 77092

Lunch hour Intervention: This intervention will take place during the lunch break and be aimed at the consumers in Katy, a local suburb of Houston. These men are fathers, husbands, doctors, lawyers, pastors and many go home to their families in the evening thus preventing us from intervening to them during the monthly nighttime interventions. We are looking for volunteers who aim to encounter, peacefully confront and pray for the consumers of the sex trade. We are not looking to condemn or judge but to bring the light and truth to these men. Volunteers must be willing to be flexible in carpooling and eating lunch on the go. Both male and female volunteers of all ages, 18+ are welcome.

Speakers

Day 4
Training Track

TRAINING - Beginning and Sustaining Effective Strip Club Intervention

02:00 PM 03:00 PM 2800 Antoine Dr. #2842, Houston, TX 77092

Trafficking does not just take place in hotels and brothels, often pimps control women in strip clubs, forcing them into prostitution. In this session you will hear from women who have a range of experience reaching women in strip clubs. Learn firsthand what worked, how they began, their struggles, victories and lessons.

Time will be allotted for Q&A.

Speakers

Day 4
Training Track

TRAINING - Real Life After Trauma- The Importance of Walking Alongside A Survivor

02:00 PM 03:00 PM 2800 Antoine Dr. #2842, Houston, TX 77092

Join the discussion between a survivor leader and her advocate mentor. Learn what worked and what didn't, hear firsthand from each of them on their thoughts, mistakes, fears, and successes.

Time will be allotted for Q&A.

Speakers

Intervention Track
Day 4

INTERVENTION - Strip Club

03:00 PM 05:00 PM 2800 Antoine Dr. #2842, Houston, TX 77092

Join our experienced team leaders as they take you to visit multiple strip clubs. You will receive varying reactions from strip club management, women, and clients and learn how to interact and respond, empowering you to replicate this in your own community.

Recommend: Bring a fueled vehicle as you will be split into teams and may be asked to drive, and a fully charged phone.

Please do NOT wear any clothing with a ministry name on it: Ex: Elijah Rising T-Shirt.

Strip Club Intervention: Female interventionists visit strip clubs, start conversations and hand out a helpline number. Male interventionists monitor the parking lot, engaging consumers as lead.

Speakers

Intervention Track
Day 4

INTERVENTION - Guerrilla Awareness Campaign

03:00 PM 05:00 PM 2800 Antoine Dr. #2842, Houston, TX 77092

Break up into several different intervention groups, each with a team leader. We will brief you before sending you out on your desired intervention.

Recommend bringing a fully fueled vehicle (each team needs a driver), fully charged phone and laptop. Wear comfortable, casual clothing. Closed-toed shoes recommended.


Please do NOT wear clothing with ministry names on them: ex: Elijah Rising T-shirt.


Possible interventions are described below:

Virtual Reality: Male and female interventionists engage people on the streets in a Virtual Reality experience of trafficking.

Coaster Crawl: Male and female interventionists deploy to every bar in Downtown, Midtown and surrounding, distributing coasters printed with prevention messages.

Hotel Awareness: Female and male interventionists engage desk staff in awareness raising conversations and ask to hang poster in break room.

Mission Control: Male or Female interventionists receive prayer requests and reports from the field, and monitor teams in the field.


Intervention Guidelines:

No Weapons! We understand that many people have legal carry permits, but we do not allow weapons including but not limited to: guns, knives, stun guns...

No lone Rangers - Interventions are only conducted in teams for safety and accountability.

Do not give hotline resources to anyone but the women in the sex industry.

Do not give out personal info!

Do not use Force, Fraud or Coercion to get girls to EXIT the sex trade….
We don't want to add more pressure and manipulation to these women lives.

Listen to your leader!

No video or photography (on site or of others). We do not want to increase the exploitation of these women.
Day 4

Dinner Break

05:00 PM 07:00 PM

Enjoy Houston's food! We can give you recommendations for nearby restaurants.
Day 4
Worship & Prayer Track

Worship

07:00 PM 08:00 PM 2800 Antoine Dr. #2842, Houston, TX 77092

Join us as we intercede for speedy justice in the earth and in Houston as it is in Heaven!

Speakers

Day 4
Training Track

KEYNOTE - Benji Nolot, Founder and CEO of Exodus Cry

08:00 PM 09:00 PM 2800 Antoine Dr. #2842, Houston, TX 77092

Speakers

Intervention Track
Day 4

INTERVENTION

09:00 PM 11:59 PM 2800 Antoine Dr. #2842, Houston, TX 77092

Break up into several different intervention groups, each with a team leader. We will brief you before sending you out on your desired intervention.

Recommend bringing a fully fueled vehicle (each team needs a driver), fully charged phone and laptop. Wear comfortable, casual clothing. Closed-toed shoes recommended.


Please do NOT wear clothing with ministry names on them: ex: Elijah Rising T-shirt.


Possible interventions are described below:

Backpage Intervention: Female interventionists look up phone numbers of women advertised on websites like Backpage and Evil Empire. Male or female interventionists reach out via telephone. All phone numbers receive a text message with the exit path phone number.

Virtual Reality: Male and female interventionists engage people on the streets in a Virtual Reality experience of trafficking.

Coaster Crawl: Male and female interventionists deploy to every bar in Downtown, Midtown and surrounding, distributing coasters printed with prevention messages.

Cantina Intervention: Spanish speaking female interventionists engage with women working in cantinas, discreetly distributing lipsticks. Male interventionists monitor from both inside and parking lot.

Street Intervention: Female and male interventionists walk streets known for prostitution, distributing lipsticks to walking women.

Hotel Awareness: Female and male interventionists engage desk staff in awareness raising conversations and ask to hang poster in break room.

Reverse Backpage: Male interventionists answer incoming calls from an internet trap.

Mission Control: Male or Female interventionists receive prayer requests and reports from the field, and monitor teams in the field.


Intervention Guidelines:

No Weapons! We understand that many people have legal carry permits, but we do not allow weapons including but not limited to: guns, knives, stun guns...

No lone Rangers - Interventions are only conducted in teams for safety and accountability.

Do not give hotline resources to anyone but the women in the sex industry.

Do not give out personal info!

Do not use Force, Fraud or Coercion to get girls to EXIT the sex trade….
We don't want to add more pressure and manipulation to these women lives.

Listen to your leader!

No video or photography (on site or of others). We do not want to increase the exploitation of these women.

Speakers