UK charity helps Thai girls and children out of prostitution.
Released on = October 22, 2005, 8:41 am
Press Release Author = Hand in Hand Ministries
Industry = Non Profit
Press Release Summary = Hand in Hand Ministries is a Christian Outreach Service operating in Thailand. They offer practical help and support to Thai women and
children involved in drug addiction, alcoholism and prostitution.
Press Release Body = Many girls and children in Thailand today are living an
unimaginable reality – they have been sold into prostitution to pay off family
debts. This is not a lifestyle choice. These girls ultimately pay the huge price
of abuse, isolation and rejection. Some get hooked on drugs to deal with the pain
and many have taken their own lives.
Hand in Hand founder Paul Darbinson says “I’ve seen into the eyes of those who are
without hope and longing for some way out. Hand in Hand Ministries is about helping
these girls, rescuing children and trying to reunite them with their families or
finding safe houses for them to live”.
Paul has come face to face with many people who have lost all hope. Those he has
met have so often lost even the very will to live and escape into drug addiction and
Hand in Hand helps girls into education or to find alternative jobs. The Ministry
also supports financially until suitable employment can be found.
Many children in Thailand are in dire poverty, they have no education and no parents
to provide food and protection. In some cases Hand in Hand Ministries ‘buys
children back’ to ensure them a better future and relocates them to a safer place
and loving environment.
Hand in Hand Ministries works at the very core of this very difficult area. They
help girls escape to safe houses maintaining support whilst working to avoid
problems with the owners of the girls and children.
Hand in Hand sees lives completely changed - misery exchanged for joy - real joy.
Families can be supported without girls and children having to be abused. Surely
nothing could be more worthwhile.
Hand in Hand Ministries works alongside other charities and NGO’s to maximise
effectiveness. The Ministry plans to continue to rescue as many children and girls
As the charity grows the hope is that the lost will find vision and purpose and
those in need will face life without the need for alcohol or drugs. Helping to
advise and lead them onto a much better life that can be lived to the full.Together ‘hand in hand’ they are changing lives for the better, giving real hope and
freedom. One at a time maybe but lives are being rebuilt and hope is being
rekindled. Children are being freed from harm and living as children should. Girls
are finding joy, hope and happiness once again. Those who have escaped into alcohol
and drugs are able to face life again and now have a purpose and a way forward.
Hand in Hand Christian Ministries demonstrates the love of Jesus in real and
practical ways without being ‘preachy’ or overbearing. Their Gospel is primarily
manifest through their actions. They share the good news by being the good news.
“In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds
and praise your Father in heaven.” Matthew 5:16 (NIV)
Please visit their website for more details www.hand-in-hand.co.uk
Web Site = http://www.hand-in-hand.co.uk
Contact Details = Hand in Hand Ministries
c/o Bethel Chapel
Hill Street, Lye
Tel: + 44 (0) 1384 892137
A registered UK charity
Reg Number: 1001260
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