Brave men are risking their lives everyday to rescue children from slavery. SWAT Ministries is responsible for supplying the training and skills necessary for rescuers to free these precious children safely and effectively out of trafficking. SWAT Ministries also supplies these victims with the restoration that is vital for survival both physically and spiritually.
The reason we are fighting human trafficking is for the girls. We train rescued girls in self-defense in hopes of building confidence and self-esteem. We are restoring their dignity by encouragement, love, and giving them the ability to defend themselves. Our main objective is to share the love of Jesus Christ throughout the world. Through training, we are empowering these women to become survivors.
When you support organizations who are fighting human trafficking, you are rebuilding lives. Survivors are given healthcare, safe housing, therapy, trade school, education, and taught many other life skills. SWAT Ministries plays a small part in rebuilding the lives of those rescued through training rescuers and rescued girls in self-defense.
WHO WE TRAIN
RESCUERS | AFTERCARE WORKERS | SECURITY STAFF | HOUSE PARENTS | STAFF | RESCUED GIRLS
SWAT Ministries is a nonprofit organization designed to fight against human trafficking. SWAT Ministries is responsible for supplying the training and skills necessary for rescuers to free these precious children safely and effectively out of trafficking. SWAT Ministries also supplies these victims with the restoration that is vital for survival both physically and spiritually.
SWAT trains in self defense and other tactical areas and certifies through Subject Control Systems, and our main objective is to see Jesus made known in all the world. It is our desire to go to the ends of the earth to help free the captives. "For the Lord has commanded us, saying, ‘I have made you a light for the Gentiles, that you may bring salvation to the ends of the earth.’” Acts 13:47
"Our heart is for the rescuers and rescued girls. Our solution is recognizing the gifts God's already blessed us with and our do something was moving to Thailand and putting these things in action."
Jonathan Espy - Founder
Jon and Chrissy Espy - Founders
Jon and Chrissy Espy have a passion for not only teaching hand to hand combat in the war against sex trafficking, but first and foremost for people to walk hand in hand with Christ. They have been married since 2000 and have a daughter named Cyanne. The Espys met and married in the military and have since served as missionaries in Thailand as a pastor and English teacher. Jon is a black belt in Taiho-Jitsu, a Police Subject Control Instructor, and has studied Aikido since 2001, as well as other martial arts. Chrissy is both a R.A.D instructor and a Subject Control Systems instructor.
Thailand was just the begining; after partnering with several trafficking organizations, SWAT Ministries has seen a need in countries all over the world. But they can’t do it without your help.
Sex trafficking is the fastest-growing business of organized crime and the Espys have a calling and passion for fighting against it. We hope you will partner with SWAT Ministries in this endeavor in whatever way God leads you.
Until the Whole World is Free