Rahab Ministry reaches out to women in sex trade in the GTA. We routinely send outreach teams to visit massage parlours in Scarborough, Etobicoke and North York. We provide job skills training, personal counselling, social service referral and help to exit the sex trade.
Rahab is a prostitute whose story is narrated in Joshua 2 and 6. Her story embodies hope for women in the sex trade. Rahab believed in the LORD and responded by making the choice to turn from her ways of life to seek inclusion among the people of God. For this reason the letter to the Hebrews includes Rahab among the exemplars of faith (Heb 11:31) and she is commended as righteous in the book of James (James 2:25-26).
For over 65 years, Youth Unlimited (Toronto YFC) has been imparting God’s love, truth and hope to young people from all walks of life regardless of race, faith, economic level, or cultural background.
Christian Aid & Relational Evangelism Inc. (C.A.R.E. Inc.) was registered as a charitable Christian organization in March 1990. The goal of the organization is to serve and evangelize Asians who, due to some circumstances, are unable to attend church activities.
In January 2009, Joanna Yee heard the Lord called her to imitate Him and be a friend of prostitutes. She founded Rahab Ministry in June 2009 and started massage parlour outreach in December 2009. By 2015, the ministry had reached more than 800 women working in the sex trade.
Joanna graduated from Tyndale Seminary in 2010 with a Master of Divinity in Biblical Studies. The Lord has made her aware of the marginalized people in society. She was convinced that the gospel of Jesus Christ is both words and deeds. The parable of the Sheep and the Goats (Matt 25: 31- 46) commands us to serve the least in the society. Joanna takes these words to heart.
Gladys joined Rahab in 2009 after a short term mission trip in an Asian country serving sex workers. Her heart to walk alongside with these women grew and motivated her to move a step forward as staff after graduating from Tyndale with a Master of Divinity in Missions in 2011. She serves these women using the case management approach and encourages them to find hope in the Good News of Jesus Christ.
Fiona joins the Rahab Ministry staff after serving as volunteer since 2010. She has dedicated herself to serve and evangelize the marginalized and broken population in the community, especially young women, youth and their families who are impacted by the sex trade. As an experienced social services worker, she offers her social services knowledge and skills to help the ministry’s development.
David has a diploma in addictions counselling, and a keen knowledge of social services and street youth resources. He is currently a student at Antioch School of Church Planting and Leadership to further develop his ministry skills. He assists Joanna Yee to develop a retail job training program. He will also support the Rahab team administratively. David’s personal history includes several years of homelessness, prostitution and street involvement.