“Give justice to the poor and the orphan; uphold the rights of the oppressed and the destitute. Rescue the poor and helpless; deliver them from the grasp of evil people.” Psalm 82:3-4 NLT
We are Joe and Tami Mann and currently serving with Destiny Rescue in Cambodia as Country Managers helping with the rescue and restoration of children who are being exploited and trafficked.
As full-time Destiny Rescue volunteers, we are responsible in raising all of our living expenses to serve overseas. Therefore, we need ministry partners, people who have a passion to help stop the exploitation, trafficking and sexual abuse of children.
Romans 10:14 says, “How shall they go unless they are sent?” We need partners who are led to pray and who are called to give. We need both onetime gifts and those who are led to commit to giving on a recurring monthly basis. Our initial commitment to serve in Asia is for two years beginning in December 2020.
A brief history on how we got here:
Before we were married Tami was first exposed to the problem of human trafficking that is taking place in our world in 2009. She became more informed and developed a burden to the point where she knew she had to seek to make a difference. In 2014, she began volunteering with Destiny Rescue in their office in Indiana. Her volunteering became a full-time job serving with Destiny Rescue in the administration office for 5 years.
We were married in 2010, we then moved to the South Bend area to help plant a church. Joe was pastoring the church plant and began helping Tami as she served and volunteered with Destiny Rescue. Initially, Joe thought the topic of human trafficking was “Tami’s call”, yet after being more exposed to all that was going on in the world he developed a burden to help stop child trafficking. As a couple we began sensing that God was leading us to eventually move overseas and join the efforts to see an end to the exploitation of children who are being trafficked.
In spring 2018, we took a team trip to Cambodia and Thailand to observe firsthand the work of Destiny Rescue. During this trip a series of circumstances brought further confirmation that God was indeed calling us to eventually move to Asia to serve on the front lines with Destiny Rescue. When we returned, we began to take steps towards serving in Asia full-time.