We are so thankful that you came here to read the story of what God has laid before us! We have created this page to help support our huge move to Southeast Asia, specifically Thailand, in February of 2019 to work with Destiny Rescue.
Destiny Rescue rescues children from red light districts, brothels and sexually abusive situations. Destiny Rescue is an internationally-recognized Christian non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing children trapped in the sex trade. Their vision is to rescue the sexually exploited and enslaved, restore the abused, protect the vulnerable, empower the poor and be a voice for those who can’t speak up for themselves.
Destiny Rescue currently operates their various programs in Thailand, Cambodia, the Dominican Republic, the Philippines and India. They also have offices in three donor nations: United States, Australia and New Zealand.
Since 2011, they’ve rescued over 3,000 children enslaved around the world, helped keep hundreds more from entering the sex trade through their various prevention programs, ensured justice for those who have been wronged, and raised awareness to untold numbers. And we’ll continue to expand to reach even more children in the days ahead!
We are very excited to utilize our past Team Trips, Spiritual journey, education, and experiences to help rescue more children and spread the Gospel around the other side of the world! Since 2014, when Rachelle felt the Call to step into a mission trip with Destiny Rescue, we knew our lives were going to be changing drastically. When we left Southeast Asia following our family mission trip with Destiny Rescue in 2016, we knew deep in our hearts that we would end up returning at some point in our lives. The burden for these children to be freed from darkness is burning within our hearts and we can’t ignore it!
“Now the LORD is the SPIRIT, and where the SPIRIT of the LORD is, there is freedom.” -2 Corinthians 3:17
Ryan will be volunteering full-time Team within Destiny Rescue’s International Headquarters. He will be assisting with team trips in and through Destiny Rescue projects in Thailand and Cambodia. This role will include coordinating short-term mission teams as they visit with the children in Destiny Rescue’s care and participate in activities throughout each country. Rachelle will be volunteering as needed with Destiny Rescue, within their reintegration program (Destiny Café, etc.) and possibly with the local Chiang Rai International Christian School where Emma and Gabe plan to enroll. There will be no regular income for our family as we are serving, so we are seeking financial support for our time in Thailand, including airfare, ground transportation, visas, rent, food, and schooling for Emma and Gabe. It will cost around $8,000 in upfront costs to get on the ground in Thailand and get started, then the equivalent of approximately 40 sponsors at $50 per month in continual monthly support. *(If you are local and are willing/able to see us in person before we leave, or are comfortable mailing a check, please consider donating the money to us directly in order to avoid fees being deducted from your donation)
If you would like to partner with us, we would be eternally grateful for your support in any capacity, including:
Airline Miles (frequent flyer miles)
Donations to the Chiang Rai International Christian School on behalf of Emma and Gabe (once they are enrolled)
And anything else you can think of!
It’s going to be a time for our family where the anxieties and worries are going to creep in, especially moving to the other side of the world, into a different culture, but our trust is in HIM and His purpose for our lives! We definitely realize that this next season in our lives is going to be a test of our faith, will be building our hope in Him, and at the same time allowing us a “front row seat” to God’s life-changing power!
“Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.” -Psalm 139:23-24
It is our prayer that you’ll partner with us in this ministry to reach those trapped in the darkness. If you have any questions……about our life journeys, about the work He is doing through Destiny Rescue, other ways you can get involved in this ministry, or anything else I didn’t think of……please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Also, please check back periodically for any updates on the mission God has us on!
CONTACT US @ Rachelle.Nicholson@yahoo.com, or RMNicholson8@gmail.com
In Christ’s Love – Ryan, Rachelle, Emma, and Gabriel Nicholson
“He has shown you, O man, what is good, and what does the LORD require of you? To act justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.” -Micah 6:8