We live in the Philippines. Our hope is to see girls free! To see them heal, to see them do what their hearts have always dreamed, to paint, to dance, to run, to be a waitress, or a doctor. We want to go to the girls in the red-light districts, to the curb of the street corner, to the park bench, into the bars, into the brothels, and tell them that they are seen and matter. With all that we are, we want to love and help these girls.
Heather is from Murfreesboro, Tennessee. She graduated with a degree in Global Studies and Cultural Geography with a Fine Arts minor from Middle Tennessee State University. Prior to this she completed a discipleship training school called ‘Not For Sale’ with a focus on enslaved women and children through Youth with a Mission (YWAM) in Australia and the Philippines. While finishing her degree Heather worked as a barista at JoZoara Coffee Shop and has done part time photography. She is moving to the Philippines in August.
Yolanda is from the UK/New Zealand and graduated in International Relations and International Development from the University of Sussex, UK in 2013. She completed a discipleship training course called ‘Not For Sale’ with a focus on enslaved women and children with Youth with a Mission (YWAM) in Australia and the Philippines. She subsequently spent 9 months working at a centre for ex-prostitutes in Olongapo, Philippines. Here she led many teams into bars and brothels and worked helping girls who chose to leave prostitution. She spent 3 months in Tennessee registering Talitha Cumi with Heather and from December has been in New Zealand working to save money to return to the Philippines in July.