A 5K WALK FOR FREEDOM

Compassion First is calling all advocates for freedom to join together with Life Pacific University in the Spring of 2023 for a community-wide 5k Lantern Walk for Freedom. Together, we can create awareness and support for survivors of sex trafficking. Our lanterns will represent a world of advocates lighting the way for survivors, pursuing a future where she can pursue her dreams.

From rescue to restoration, your partnership in this event will help make a way for survivors and vulnerable communities to experience freedom in every step of the journey. Thank you for coming alongside each of the amazing girls, children, and women we serve and for supporting their dreams.

Throughout history, the lantern has represented freedom, safety, and hope. Together, we can light the way for more survivors to find a path to a bright new future.

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Help Light the Way:

  • Volunteer
    • Join Compassion First in providing hope and healing to survivors of sex trafficking by volunteering at the event
  • Express Interest in Participating 
    • Provide your contact info and we will personally reach out to you once we open registration.
  • Commit to Praying with Us
    • Whether or not you can participate in the Lantern Walk, your prayers are deeply valuable and impactful. 
  • Donate to the Cause 
    • From rescue to restoration, your generosity makes a way for a survivor to experience freedom in every step of her journey.

The Inspiration

This event was dreamed up by a young supporter of Compassion First, Madison Argyle, who wanted to use her 16th birthday to make an impact. Madison hosted a community Lantern Walk for Freedom in her Virginia neighborhood, raising awareness and funds for Compassion First.

Inspired by Madison, we are extending the impact by inviting you to join a 5k Lantern Walk hosted by Life Pacific University in the Spring of 2023. Together, we can light the way for more survivors to find a path to freedom.

Interested in Participating?

Thank you for your interest in walking for freedom Your participation will be an encouraging coming-alongside of precious young women who are learning to hope and dream again after being sexually trafficked.

You can indicate your interest in the Lantern Walk by filling out the contact form below. We will reach out with registration information soon!

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PRAY FOR FREEDOM

Please take action by watching the videos below and praying for the related prayer request. Whether or not you can participate in the Lantern Walk, your prayers are deeply valuable and impactful. 

Prayer 1:

Watch: This video about the Compassion First care program.

Pray: For the thriving of the care program so that the courageous girls who live in Sarah’s and Grace Houses can step fully into the bright future that God has for them.

Prayer 2:

Watch: This video of Glory’s story of hope from the Compassion First care program.

Pray: For girls like Glory in the care program to continue to heal, discover their gifts and passions, and grow in self-worth and confidence until they can say, like Glory, “I know I am very precious in God’s eyes.”

Prayer 3:

Watch: This video about the Compassion First community development program in precious cemetery communities that are vulnerable to sex trafficking.

Pray: That the mothers, children, and families of the cemetery communities we have the privilege to work with would continue to be empowered and see themselves as beautiful through their interactions with Compassion First staff.

Prayer 4:

Watch: This video of Imel’s story from the community development program.

Pray: For women like Imel in the cemetery communities to continue to grow in recognizing their worth and in confidence as they pursue their realized dreams for them and their families.

Prayer 5:

Watch: This video of Minar’s story from the community development program.

Pray: For God’s abundant blessing of mothers like Minar and their families in the cemetery communities as they choose to pursue a different path than night work in the cemeteries, no matter how hard it may be.

Prayer 6:

Watch: This video about rescue and strategic collaboration with Indonesian law enforcement.

Pray: For continued growth in Compassion First’s relationships with Indonesian law enforcement and authorities so that systemic prevention of sex trafficking and rescue of those who have been trafficked can improve.

Prayer 7:

Watch: This video of Sarah’s House residents singing a worship song written by a girl who went through the Compassion First aftercare program.

Pray: As you participate in your Lantern Walk, please pray with us for the amazing girls in the CF care program, the beautiful friends we serve in the cemetery communities through the community development program, the incredible staff who walk with them everyday, and the CF ministry partners and authorities we serve alongside both in Indonesia and here in the United States (learn about our stateside partners here: Safety Compass and Hannah Grace Family).

Donate to the Cause

From rescue to restoration, your generosity makes a way for a survivor to experience freedom in every step of her journey. Thank you for coming alongside each of the amazing girls, children, and women we serve and for supporting their dreams through your generosity. We are so grateful to be doing this work with you!

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