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The This Is Our City team had been doing a lot of work telling stories of the creative ways Christians were working to end sex trafficking in Portland. And then we realized that we were missing one very important voice, that of a victim. We met Jessica Richardson and she graciously offered to share her story with us. It is equal parts heart breaking and inspiring.

For more of Jessica's story, click here to read her interview with Katelyn Beaty on Her.meneutics.

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cynthia curran

November 20, 2011  9:16pm

What is interesting is the Orthodox churches are going charity work in not just large cities but also medium size ones. Focus North America, has Kansas City, St Louis, Pittsburgh a town just over 300,000, Orange County Ca-Anaheim which is also just over 300,000 and San Diego, Central Florida which is Orlando, and a North Carolina rural area, and Minneapolis- St Paul. This is a combination of the Eastern Orthodox and Oriental Orthodox churches. Aimed also at cities around 200,000 to 400,0000 as well.

Amy @ messymiddle.wordpress.com

November 03, 2011  12:56am

Thank you for sharing your story. It moved me and I will remember it, knowing that you represent so many.

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