24/7 Works of Justice
The International House of Prayer is committed to praying and working for justice in all spheres of society, and to sharing the love and compassion of God in practical ways. As a local community of 2,000 people in the greater Kansas City area of Missouri, we are involved in the surrounding area, as we help the elderly, housebound, disabled, homeless, and others in need. Locally, we are also involved in providing adoption services for birth and adoptive families.
Nationally and internationally, we are committed to raising awareness of modern-day slavery and human trafficking and to helping victims of these injustices. Additionally, we send donations and relief teams to areas of the world devastated by natural disasters, e.g. Myanmar Cyclone Nargis in 2008, the Haiti earthquake of 2010, and the tornado that ripped through Joplin, Missouri, in 2011.
Located in the inner city of Kansas City, Hope City works with the homeless, gang members, drug addicts, and the poor to bring about change and provide a community where addicts, the fatherless, and those without hope can belong. Programs include a soup kitchen, a food distribution program, and a prayer room. Our goal is to bring each person whose life we touch into a productive, self-managing, and independent lifestyle.
Exodus Cry, a department of the International House of Prayer, is an international anti-trafficking organization committed to abolishing modern-day slavery and human trafficking through awareness and prayer, and assisting the victims of human trafficking and slavery through rescue, rehabilitation, and reintegration into society.
Our goal is to bring exposure to the issue of modern-day slavery and to activate, empower, and equip modern abolitionists in the fight against slavery. We do this in various ways, including conferences, our documentary Nefarious: Merchant of Souls, and the Exodus Cry Human Trafficking Museum in Grandview, Missouri.
Haiti Earthquake Relief
On January 12, 2010, a 7.0 earthquake hit the tiny island nation of Haiti near its capital city, Port-au-Prince, leaving 316,000 people dead and 1.6 million homeless. We sent in ground teams as part of the international relief effort to take aid, rebuild Haiti’s infrastructure, and help meet the urgent needs of those whose lives were shattered by the earthquake. Our teams took clothes, food, water, tools, and monetary gifts to help ease the suffering and pain of the people of Haiti.
Myanmar Cyclone Nargis Relief
Cyclone Nargis, a strong tropical cyclone, made landfall in Myanmar on Friday, May 2, 2008, causing the worst recorded natural disaster in the nation’s history. The number of deaths officially reported was 138,000 out of a population of 58 million.
We raised awareness of the devastation in Myanmar and encouraged people to donate to the relief effort. Our house of prayer community alone gave over $1 million to build schools, a church, houses, boats, and a mini-hydropower plant. This donation also funded medical projects and provided Bibles for those affected by Cyclone Nargis.