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One Brothel


Change the lives of young brothel workers. See every red light turned off and the light of Christ turned on in the life of each girl. 

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Project Details

  • Project Description:

    More than 35,000 young women in this city are exploited and enslaved. These young sex workers and prostitutes live without knowledge of the Truth that can set them free. You can minister through prayer, discipleship and support for local ministries and a safe-house.

    Although prostitution is illegal in China, the average street in this city can have as many as ten brothels, often located within two to three blocks of each other.

    A brothel may have as many as eight girls. The girls are subject to sexually transmitted diseases and physical abuse. Many come from rural areas and use their money to support their families living in the countryside. They move to China’s urban centers with hopes for a brighter future. Some of the girls have been trafficked. Some are physically enslaved. All are exploited by their bosses and owners. All live in spiritual bondage.

    You can raise support to help keep the safe-house open. You can serve in a local bakery ministry run by former prostitutes. You can prepare gift bags for weekly distribution or teach practical skills to the girls. You can participate in daily prayer walking and Bible study.

    Bring hope to those who have none. Share the Truth with those who desperately need a Savior. Raise awareness. Raise funding, Raise prayer support.

    Change the lives of young brothel workers. See every red light turned off and the light of Christ turned on in the life of each girl. 

  • Cultural Information:

    China has a 5,000 year old history with rich culture and traditions. The people are warm and hospitable. Their hearts are open to a message of Truth and Hope.

  • Geographic Information:

    This project is located in a major city of 8 million.


Red Lights and Redemption


  • ONE BROTHEL Update

    Summer has come! The weather is changing, and so is life in our city. Our many expat customers have left for the season to ...
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  • From a Brothel to a Bakery

    Looking through our window this season, the bakery flurries with quick feet carrying pans upon pans of Sugar Cookies, each ...
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  • Seek and You Will Find

    As we pushed open the door and stepped inside, we greeted the woman who sat alone in the cramped shop. She was perched on a ...
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  • From Slavery to Salvation

    Sarah* and Julie*, two workers at the One Brothel project, waited at the metro to meet Laura* and Winnie* as they usually did ...
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    GET INVOLVED . Rescue sex workers and exploited women ...
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  • Prayer for YN

    Three girls sat on a small futon in a dimly lit room, all busy looking at their phones and other electronics. The sliding door ...
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  • Brothel ministry leads taxi driver to faith

    A Chinese male taxi driver is celebrating his new life in Christ, a relationship he first heard about from Americans focused ...
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  • Sharing the Gospel One Brothel at a Time

    By Tess Rivers

    Their stories are hauntingly familiar. An HIV-infected Indian widow turns to prostitution to feed her ...
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Safe House Expense 2017-2019
Providing safe housing and secure living environment for formerly exploited and enslaved women.

$94 operates the safe house for one day.
Rent: $1000 per mo, $12000 per yr
Food for girls, etc: $417 per mo, $5,000 per yr
Electricity/utilities: $333 per mo, $4000 per yr
Evang material/training: $583 per mo, $7000 per yr
Medical care: $472 per mo, $5667 per yr

Total: $2806 per mo, $33,667 per yr

Bakery Expense 2017-2019
Providing skills training, employment and financial stability for formerly exploited and enslaved women.

$73 operates the bakery for one day
Rent: $2051 per mo, $24,606 per yr
Misc: $125 per mo, $1500 per yr

Total: $2176 per mo, $26,107 per yr

You can also donate by check

  • Write check to IMB
  • Include project name on memo line

Mail to:

OneLife – IMB

PO Box 6767

Richmond, VA 23230 

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  • Pray that the Gospel of Jesus Christ will be communicated to every girl in every brothel in this city. And that each girl will be given an opportunity to respond to the Gospel and have a new life in JC.
  • Pray that national partners will rise up and join our team to reach the girls in the brothels.
  • Pray that the Lord would provide the funds to open a storefront to provide jobs for girls.
  • Pray for each girl who has already heard the good news and who we visit regularly. Pray that they will respond to the Lords call to follow Him. Pray for a new life and freedom from Slavery.
  • Pray for endurance for all who are working with this project. 

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