A portion of each purchase you make at DeVilla is donated to support women in the US who are victims of human trafficking in the commercial sex industry. We have partnered with FREE International, a non-profit organization based in Las Vegas to support the work they are doing to help these women.
F.R.E.E. International exists until modern-day slavery no longer exists.
F.R.E.E. works to abolish sex and labor trafficking primarily in the U.S. with innovative collaborations through public and private partnerships.
Every woman deserves to be valued and loved. Here is an opportunity for you to give to women who are victims or human trafficked into the commercial sex industry across America.
We have partnered with FREE International, a faith-based non-profit organization headquartered in Las Vegas that works to abolish human trafficking. With each purchase you make at DeVilla, a donation is given to FREE International to help find, restore, embrace and empower victims of human trafficking, until everyone is FREE.
FREE International exists until modern-day slavery no longer exists.
FREE works primarily in the U.S. with innovative collaborations through public and private partnerships.
WAYS TO GET INVOLVED...
A portion of your purchase is donated towards this cause. Here are a few other ways you can make an impact.
GiVE A GIFT TO THE WOMEN IN THE BROTHELS - Under SHOP, you'll see a series of Gift of Love items for you to add to your cart, as a gift on your behalf, for the working girls. You can give anonymously, provide your name, or simply a word of encouragement. This gift is hand delivered to them by one of the FREE Int'l team members in Las Vegas.
Sponsor FREE's Women's Outreach Specialist - Valarie Goff is the FREE International women's outreach specialist. She works 100% on monthly donations from partners and sponsors. Without sponsorship, she is unable to continue her work. Read her latest update below, and bookmark this page to read her frequent updates.
A Brothel Ministry Blog
April 2017 Update
Hey there, it's Valarie. In March I traveled to Springfield, MO for a week of training called “Missionary in Training”. It was an amazing week, and I left deeply encouraged and ready for the next season that God has me in! In March I visited the brothels in Mina and Pahrump again.
While I was at the brothel in Pahrump, I had the chance to talk with Francesca* again. I shared part of her story with you in my last newsletter. This time she shared with me about a family situation that she was concerned about. Since I’ve begun visiting the brothels I’ve noticed that the girls will often come to me and start sharing personal information. When that happens I think “this is you God”. I’m glad that the girls feel comfortable enough with me to share about their lives. It gives me opportunities connect with them and share God’s love.
I also saw Sage*. I met her a few years ago, but haven’t seen her in a while. She mentioned that she had taken some time off. It was nice to see her and catch up a little bit.
At the next brothel, Chicken Ranch, we took our gifts in and waited for the bartender to tell the girls. Sometimes at this specific brothel we will never see the girls, but we will linger and pray. One girl came out and we handed her our gifts. She kindly declined to take a cupcake, since she said she was trying to watch her weight. I have a feeling though when we are gone that they sneak one in for a late night snack.
Karen, a ministry partner, was able to go with me to Mina, since Lupe is moving to Reno, NV, which is about a 10 hour drive from Vegas! I will miss joining Lupe for brothel trips. This time Karen and I headed out to Mina. I was telling her about a working girl I met there in the past few months, and how amazing she is. I was hoping that she wouldn’t be there, but if she were that Karen would get to meet her. Karen said to check the brothel website and see if she was being advertised, and if so then she would probably be there. I did notice her on the site and was blown away when I also saw the bartender! She never told us she was a working girl, but I always had a feeling that she was. The website confirmed that!
I would say the trip to Mina in March was one of my best brothel trips ever. Karen and I had very intimate conversations with Veronica and the bartender! We ended up staying there for 3 ½ hours, when usually Lupe and I would stay for about an hour.
I want to share one thing from our conversation with the working girl. She asked me how Karen and I met up. I did mention the brothel ministry and our purpose, but not FREE International. I was praying with Karen before we got to the brothel, and speaking against the lies Satan feeds these women in the industry of how God views them, and praying for God to overwhelm these women in the industry with His presence. I told her I don’t know what thoughts cross your mind about how you think God perceives you, but I just want you to know that He loves you so much. My gosh girl, He sent us to come show you that! You matter so much to Him, and Satan might be feeding you thoughts that you’re unworthy or I don’t know what you might be struggling with in your mind, but they’re not true. God loves you! After, she said I know you guys love me, and love doing this work, I can see it! Karen said, “The love you’re experiencing in our company is from Jesus. He’s expressing His love for you through us.”
Man, I know God is working in her heart, and it’s only a matter of time before God will have His precious daughter back!
*I’ve changed the girl’s names for their privacy.
SUMMER MISSION TEAMS
We recently had a mission team from the University of Valley Forge. The purpose of the mission trip is for people to know more about human trafficking and to go back to their own community and do something about it! Raising awareness and training Christians on how to become involved in trafficking ministry is crucial to ending trafficking, and I’m glad to have the opportunity to help run the mission trips.
I hope this helps you to understand some of the work we do. To learn more about FREE International, visit freeinternational.org.
My name is Valarie and my work is entirely focused on conducting outreach for women in the commercial sex industry, representing FREE International in Las Vegas. It's amazing how little the public knows about human trafficking in the US. Many people tell us, "Why help them if that's where they want to be?" and that is one of the many misconceptions people have about this issue. A great amount are victims who were tricked into the commercial sex industry and believe there is no way out. Several are physically and mentally abused, threatened with their life if they try to escape. There is hope. Some have left the industry because of the dedicated work of our team. We work to see many more set free. I spend time traveling to churches in Texas to speak about the work I do and raise funding. I'm very excited about being back to work in Vegas, and the amazing things that are yet to come for these women! If you would like to help support my work monthly, click here and you will be redirected to my sponsor page.