Currently, Agape International Missions (AIM) has two Rahab’s House Community Centers in the heart of Cambodia’s child sex-trafficking epicenters. The first in Svay Pak, Phnom Penh, is a former brothel that sat chained and locked for 5 years after being raided by International Justice Mission (IJM) and emptied of its child sex slaves. Since opening our doors in 2008, free food, medical care, dental care and education have rehabilitated the ravaged communities.
125+ Kids Daily
Kids Club is a daily children’s program that is run by one of our Cambodian pastors and the young adult disciples. Each day, local Svay Pak village children receive Khmer literacy and English lessons, a life-skills lesson, a Bible story, worship music, an arts and crafts project and a snack. Over 125 children attend Kids’ Club each afternoon at Rahab’s House, and once a month the discipleship team takes Kids’ club to three nearby brick factory villages where 150 – 180 kids attend in each village.
275 Attending Weekly
On Sunday, Rahab’s House hosts a Christ-centered, Bible-teaching community church. The pastor and staff are all Cambodian nationals and the current adult attendance averages 300 per week. Through the hope of Christ and His power to transform hearts, the church has rescued 16 young girls directly from sex trafficking in Svay Pak. One incident led to the rescue of 12 children and 8 adults held as labor slaves in a nearby brick factory. Additionally, several young men have left the sex trafficking business and one man that owns a large brothel stopped selling underage girls for sex. The church’s presence in the community continues to bring daily transformation of the community at large and the individuals with whom we’re in constant contact.
100 Patients Weekly
The healthcare clinic serves an average of 400 to 500 people each month. People walk for miles seeking help at the clinic as there is very little healthcare available throughout Cambodia. And, the little that is available is often unaffordable. Many of these adults become church members after attending the clinic and experiencing the tangible love of Christ. In addition to the ongoing medical clinic, we also have occasional dental and eye doctor teams come to provide specialized services that would otherwise go untreated.
125+ Students Monthly
The mission of AIM School is to provide academic and spiritual excellence in education while protecting children from sex trafficking and abuse.
Bible lessons and biblical principles are interwoven throughout the Khmer curriculum of literacy, math, life skills and ESL.
An accredited school opened with two kindergarten classes of 12 students each in January 2011. We now offer classes through 5th grade and have more than 125 students. All of the teachers are certified with the government and the students will graduate after completing the 6th grade. With this education, graduates will have a much greater employment opportunity than the general population.
Through the power of Christ’s unconditional love at work, these ministries have claimed the main street of a village for Christ that was once filled with the evil of brothels offering little girls for sale.
Nine-year old Thong was placed in a secular aftercare center for six months because of a brutal, sexual attack. After the program, she was placed with her grandmother because her father, mother and four siblings had disappeared. The grandmother had no legal power to protect her beloved granddaughter so Thong was being trafficked by members of her community. The Grandmother felt hopeless until attending church at Rahab’s House. Rahab’s House staff advocated for her with the government and got Thong rescued and placed in ARC. Additionally, it was discovered Thong’s family had been sold as slaves to a brick factory owner to pay off her father’s gambling debts. AIM staff gathered enough evidence for the Anti-Trafficking police to free Thong’s family and 18 additional forced-laborers. One freed family of twelve were aided by AIM’s humanitarian fund and given a fresh start with farmland and a home.