Life in Nigeria


Brothel Manager Day!

Yesterday, we went out for outreach to the brothels.  We rarely see brothel owners or managers.  Once in a while they get on to us and tell us to leave or stay away from the bar area, but at this…

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September 6th, 2013 by Melissa

The Little things!

In the last few weeks, I have rearranged everything at Grace Gardens to take in 13 new girls who have been brought to us after being rescued from human trafficking. We have been having new beds made, digging out clothes,…

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July 9th, 2013 by camklan

Being a mother of 31, is never boring!

Just yesterday, we went to Grace Gardens to pray for a young girl who we were about to send back to her parents. We rescued her (by rescue, I mean we literally snuck her out!) from a brothel where she…

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April 15th, 2013 by camklan
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My Day at the Police Station!

My Day at the Police Station! Last week, we had a young 13 year old girl show up at the gate of Grace Gardens. She banged on the door and begged us for help. Turns out, she was sold to…

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February 16th, 2013 by Melissa

Chicago- By Jocelyn Camiola

(Instead of writing myself, I am sharing some of Jocelyn’s writing. She is only 14!) I count each step as I go up them, one block of cement after another until I reach the end of this dismal tunnel in…

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February 9th, 2013 by camklan

Right Where I am Supposed to Be!

Transition is always hard.  But this time, it feels extra hard.  We feel like we did not leave the US well.  We missed saying goodbye to so many people and we rushed when packing so much that we forgot several…

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February 6th, 2013 by Melissa

My First Movie Review

Usually, I don’t do movie reviews.  But, our family went yesterday to see the new holiday movie called The Rise Of The Guardians.  It is an obviously fictional story about Santa Clause, the tooth fairy, the sandman, and the Easter…

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November 25th, 2012 by Melissa


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