A Message From the Founders


A Message From the Founders

David and Beth Grant, Co-Founders of Project Rescue

“God, give us a million daughters!” Stumbling into the unimaginably dark world of sexual slavery in Southern Asia twenty-one years ago, this was our desperate prayer. We struggled to get our minds around the horrors of sexual exploitation of women and children, but God stirred our hearts and spirits to action. Prostituted women and children are daughters of God for whom Jesus also died to redeem and set free.

National colleagues, churches, and missionaries committed to work together for this life-changing mission, and ministries were born – ministries of outreach, intercession, discipleship, healing, and a Project Rescue network of collaboration for freedom that now impacts tens of thousands of victims of sex slavery in nine nations. Nearly 500 ministry leaders and staff pour their lives daily into survivors’ lives to bring healing and a new future only possible with God. Best of all, some of the most powerful workers bringing freedom to sex slaves in Eurasia and Europe today are former slaves themselves who are now courageous ministers of freedom and healing.

Now, there is an official Project Rescue mission statement, core values, strategy, website, fund-raising events, and the very brochure you are reading. But everything is done for the sake of and secondary to the ministry of “rescuing and restoring victims of sexual slavery through the love and power of Jesus Christ.” And many of those being victimized today are the sons of prostituted women and men who are also in sexual bondage. They are a part of God’s and Project Rescue’s mission too.

So join with us, with them, our Project Rescue colleagues, and our partners in prayer and action. And may God give us a million daughters - and sons - from slavery who will become courageous followers of Jesus. They will become the voices and hands bringing Jesus’ freedom and healing to their nations.