Chapter 1: Go Learn

“Learn to do right; seek justice. Defend the oppressed. Take up the cause of the fatherless; plead the case of the widow.”

Isaiah 1:17

Join us in learning about what human trafficking really is. It’s not just a global or a local issue, it is a Kingdom Issue.

1. The three different types of trafficking
2. Where trafficking takes place
3. How to recognize signs of trafficking

Take the Next Step

Watch the movie Nefarious

In your GoBox, find the DVD Nefarious: Merchant of Souls. To further educate yourself, watch this powerful documentary depicting details of modern-day sex slavery. Using research and accounts collected from 19 different countries, the filmmakers share stories from victims, traffickers, and international humanitarian leaders.


If you have already seen Nefarious, or, if you are interested in other movies, here are some additional suggestions:

1. Not My Life (2011, documentary narrated by Glenn Close)
2. A Path Appears (2015, TV movie)
3. In Plain Sight: Stories of Hope and Freedom (2014, documentary)

For a wider selection, please view our books and films recommendations.

Know the facts

- There are an estimated 313,000 victims of human trafficking in Texas.

- Approximately 79,000 minors and youths are victims of sex trafficking in Texas.

- Approximately 234,000 workers in Texas are victims of labor trafficking.

Source: Institute on Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault at The University of Texas.

Take it Further

Elijah Rising

Elijah Rising is a Houston-based organization aiming to end human trafficking and sexual exploitation in the spirit of Isaiah 1:17. They are equipping a new breed of justice warriors for prayer, creating awareness, leading interventions and providing aftercare for survivors.

Take a Van Tour

To give context to your knowledge of human trafficking, sign up today for a van tour with Elijah Rising and learn where trafficking happens in our city. During the free van tour, Elijah Rising takes activists to see the high-probability trafficking areas in Houston. Each tour features testimonies from Elijah Rising’s knowledgeable staff, relevant statistics, and the urgent need for prayer.

There are many books on the subject of human trafficking.

Here are a few we suggest:

The Slave Next Door: Human Trafficking and Slavery in America Today
by Kevin Bales and Rob Soodalter

The White Umbrella: Walking with Survivors of Sex Trafficking
by Mary Frances Bowley

In Our Backyard: Human Trafficking in America and What We Can Do to Stop It
by Nita Belles

For a wider selection, please visit our books and films recommandations.