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ABOUT TROY BREWER

Troy Brewer is the founding and senior pastor of OpenDoor Church in Burleson, Texas. He is known for his relevant and authentic teachings, amazing insights, and studies on the wonders of God including astronomy, numbers, typology, and times and seasons. He has a radical love for Jesus and a passion for serving people beyond the norm.

As a sixth generation Texan and descendant of Henry Brewer, who fought at the battle of San Jacinto, Troy also has a passion for all things Texas. Troy has been married to his beautiful wife, Leanna, since 1989, has four grown children and six grandchildren.

Troy has a passion for “reaching Christians for Jesus” and is seen by a world-wide Internet audience every Sunday and Wednesday from OpenDoor Church. His unique style and revelatory perspective brings clear and simple understanding to complex Kingdom issues and principles. He likes to say he has the “gift of realness,” and that ability helps him reach both the lost and the saved with the transformational teachings of Jesus Christ.

Troy is a one-of-a-kind Christ follower – a true extension of the arms of Jesus. He is a servant whose greatest desire is to bring the authenticity of Jesus and the reality of the Kingdom of Heaven into the lives of people around the world.

An offshoot of OpenDoor Church in Burleson, Texas, Troy Brewer Ministries encompasses Troy’s media and musical efforts to reach the lost and free the enslaved worldwide. To book Troy for a conference or speaking engagement, email info@opendoorexperience.com.

ABOUT TROY BREWER

Troy Brewer is the Founder and Senior Pastor of OpenDoor Church in Burleson, Texas.

He is known for his relevant and authentic teachings, amazing insights, and studies
on the wonders of God including astronomy, numbers, typology, and times and seasons.
He has a radical love for Jesus and a passion for serving people beyond the norm.

As a 6th Generation Texan and descendant of Henry Brewer,
who fought at the battle of San Jacinto, Troy also has a passion for All Things Texas.

Troy has been married to his beautiful wife, Leanna, since 1989,
and has four grown children and six grandchildren.

Troy has a passion for “reaching Christians for Jesus”
and is seen by a world-wide Internet audience every Sunday and Wednesday from OpenDoor Church.

His unique style and revelatory perspective
brings clear and simple understanding to complex Kingdom issues and principles.

He likes to say he has the “gift of realness,”
and that ability helps him reach both the lost and the saved
with the transformational teachings of Jesus Christ.

Troy is a one-of-a-kind Christ follower – a true extension of the arms of Jesus.
He is a servant whose greatest desire is to bring the authenticity of Jesus
and the reality of the Kingdom of Heaven into the lives of people around the world.

An offshoot of OpenDoor Church in Burleson, Texas,
Troy Brewer Ministries encompasses Troy’s media and musical efforts
to reach the lost and free the enslaved worldwide.

when you partner with odx,
you save children's lives.

ABOUT our other initiatives

odx.tv

ODX.TV is the resource home for Troy Brewer.

We wanted to create a
one-stop-shop
for all the content you know
and love from Troy.

From LIVE content, blogs, podcasts, resources, updates, and more -
we wanted one space where our friends could come and experience the Lord in a powerful way.

spark worldwide

We Serve, Protect And Raise Kids around the world.

Founded by Leanna Brewer,
We actively work with orphans and vulnerable children in Mexico, India, Columbia, Belize and Uganda by providing homes and education to kids not as fortunate.

SPARK Worldwide has seven orphanages across 5 continents and we continue to build more!

answer international

Through our desire to rescue children all around the world, we found that we needed a place for companies to get involved in donating towards the cause.

This desire birthed
Answer International -
where we fund the experience to bring
freedom, goodness, and redemption to all.

open door church

Open Door Church is our local community in Burleson, Texas.

OpenDoor exists to help broken people experience God’s love and share it with others, discover God’s purpose for their life, and become part of a community that makes a difference.

anti-sex trafficking q&a with Troy Brewer

Troy Brewer Ministries is actively working with orphans and vulnerable children
in Mexico, India,
 Colombia, Belize, Uganda and Southeast Asia.

Troy and Leanna have traveled the globe
 establishing villages in some of the most remote, dark corners of the world.

Through SPARK
 Worldwide,
Troy, Leanna and his partners bring hope and the Gospel of Jesus by helping them
build 
schools, churches, medical clinics, water wells and orphanages for the poorest of the poor.


A modern-day abolitionist, Troy has a holy hatred for slavery
and many of the children he and Leanna
 care for are in danger of being trafficked as sex slaves.

In an effort to redeem as many girls
 and boys as he can from the horrors of sex trafficking,
Troy founded Troy Brewer Ministries
to 
rescue and pay off the debts of sex slaves across the globe,
setting them free in every way.

how did you get started rescuing girls from sexual slavery?

Troy: On a mission trip in Central America several years ago, we were feeding people in a trash 
dump when a nice looking little old lady and two skinny little girls came up to me.

My friend who
 speaks Spanish told me, “This lady is a madam and she wants to know if you want these little
 girls for sex.”

I was shocked.
They were just tiny and starving.

I took them to one of our
 orphanages and told them, “Nobody’s ever going to hurt you again.”

The cost to set them free
 was $90.

They are now all grown up and doing great.

what motivates you?

Troy: Redemption and transformation.
That’s what the Gospel of Jesus is all about.

We
 demonstrate the goodness of God – we demonstrate redemption be setting people free

because the Bible says,
“It is for freedom’s sake that we have been set free.”

My partners and I 
take that very seriously.

In your opinion,
what is the root problem
behind sexual slavery?


Troy: The No. 1 problem is a
“me-first, survival of the fittest” worldview.

No other religion or
 secular worldview
sees people as intrinsically valuable.

Only Christians say,
“You are a child of
 God and are worthy to be treated
with all kindness, respect and dignity.”

Only Christians value 
life and freedom
because Jesus does.


Number 2 is an addiction to porn.
American and European men traveling the globe
as sexual
 tourists that causes much of the market,
but porn is prolific in most cultures.

So many people
 say,
“I’m not hurting anyone by looking and this,”
but they’re fooling themselves.

Our thoughts
 lead to actions,
like molestation and rape.

That’s why God wiped out the world
with a flood in 
Noah’s time.
“The thoughts of man were continually evil.”

He didn’t have to judge them by their 
actions
because he knew their thoughts.

Porn doesn’t lead to anything positive.

It only leads to
 slavery for all involved.

What age range
are the girls and boys you rescue?

Troy: Mostly 9 to 27 years old
though we have rescued many kids much younger.

Our youngest
 rescue was 38 hours old.

He was being sold for sex at a slave market in Southeast Asia.

One of
 our undercover operatives paid $500
to free that little boy and we set him up with heart surgery

and a forever family that loves him.


We think of sexual trafficking as girls being kidnapped or stolen but in India and other
 non-Christian nations,
the problem is much more socially acceptable.

how so?

Troy: The practice of being a bond-servant
is still in play in many nations.

Only the rich in these
 nations have access to banks.
The husbands or families of these girls
take out loans from loan
-sharks.

These people are uneducated
and don’t understand what compound daily interest is
so 
they are easy prey for some really bad people.

When they default on their loan,
the loan-sharks take their wives and children as collateral
and put them to work in brothels.

It’s demonic.

We
 pay off their debts and set them free.

once their debt is paid,
what is next for these girls?

Troy: We have no cookie cutter plan.

We do everything relationally
depending on each girl’s 
situation.

We give them Jesus, medicine, food, housing,
education, job training, micro loans for
 small business–
we find out what fits each girl’s needs and situation
and that’s what we do.


King Jesus is very personal with us,
so we help them each in a very personal way.

You have very successful sewing schools in India and Belize.

Tell us how that is making 
a difference?

Troy: These girls can be independent
if they learn a trade.

There are only a few patterns they
 need
to learn to make Indian clothing.

We give them the treadle sewing machine,
tons of fabric,
 and all they need
to set up their own seamstress business
to support their children.

These girls don’t come to you alone.

Many of them have children,
is that right?


Troy: The thousands of girls we’ve rescued,
almost all of them have children.

One of our 17-
year-old girls has five children.
She was literally pregnant at 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17.

We also help
 their kids by giving them
medicine, food, shelter and education they need
to be free in every 
way.

Once we rescue them,
we’re responsible for them until they can help themselves–
and
 we’re OK with that.

We know it may take a long, long time,
but why wouldn’t we help people 
when we can?

Why is Nepal such a hotbed
of human trafficking?

Troy: The problem there is girls being raped or smuggled across the border into India to slave
 markets
because there is almost zero chance a trafficker,
once caught, will be prosecuted.

In
 Nepal, the victim must pay $1,000
for prosecution of their perpetrator goes free.

The word is out
 and the girls of Nepal
are literally being stolen from that nation.

How does
Troy Brewer Ministries'
work in Nepal
differ from what you’re doing
in India?

Troy: Our work in Nepal is more about prevention.

In Nepal, girls are generally smuggled
across
 the border bridges into India for immediate sale
at slave markets.

Men literally bid of these girls
 on their phones or by internet–and they are put on a plane to the Middle East and never heard
 from again.

We work with a ministry
that has highly trained profilers at those bridges
–a bridge 
intervention team–
that spots possible victims.

They blow a whistle and the police come running.

They are questioned and the girls are rescued
before they are sold.

What do you do
with the traffickers?

Troy: We are all about justice
so we pay the $1,000 fee to prosecute them
and send them to 
prison
where they cannot hurt another girl.

Then we go to prison and tell them about Jesus.
We’ve paid for the prosecution of over 50 traffickers—
both men and women,
saving hundreds
 from sexual slavery.

We have an amazing law team that has not lost a case yet.
We answer evil with
 good.

Can you tell us
about the truckload
of small children
your team in Nepal rescued?


Troy: This is how bad it is in Nepal:

Six children, all under the age of six,
were literally scooped
 up from a poor village
and thrown in the back of a truck headed for the border.

Our bridge team 
immediately said,
“What’s this one guy doing with six little bitty kids?”
They stepped in and
 rescued the children.
We are still looking for their parents.

Our team has actually asked people,
“Why did you do this?” and they generally get told,
“A man’s gotta make a living.”

They have no regard for human life because their religion, whether Hindu or Muslim,
says you deserve what
 you get
if you’re poor, abused or assaulted.

Christians don’t think that way.

What if you
cannot find their parents
or the girls have no home
to go back to?

Troy: We have started an orphanage and a girls home.
We’re setting up a sponsorship program

and looking for partners to help us keep these kids
from becoming a sad statistic.

Girls are very vulnerable
in Belize, Africa, India and Nepal.

How does child marriage
play 
into this?

Troy: Poverty is the biggest factor.
People have kids and they can’t feed them
so they marry
 their daughters off
to much older men and often for a price—
even if they know they are
 monsters.

In Belize, India and Nepal,
girls are often married off between 12-18 years old.
Some
 of these men have other wives,
so these girls are often abused and abandoned.

The bottom line 
is that child marriage is not acceptable.
Let’s call it what it is: trafficking, slavery.

How do Hindu beliefs
play a key role in making
these girls targets for trafficking?

Troy: In my opinion, the caste system is demonic.
In the Hindu way of thinking,
if you are born 
into poverty,
you deserve that from a past life.

It’s Karma so they are shunned.
If someone helps 
them, they are shunned too–
literally abandoned by their family and village.

If a girl is raped,
 violated or abandoned
by her husband after marriage,
she is shunned by her family and village.

How does Belize differ
from India and Nepal?

Troy: We’re finding that sexual trafficking is very different
from nation to nation depending on the 
government.

In Belize, over 90 percent of trafficking in that nation
happens WITHIN THE 
FAMILY.

An adult male is molesting the kids
or he’s trafficking them out for money–
and there
 are no legal consequences for abusers.

Literally, nobody is helping these kids.

We’re teaming
 up with ministries already on the ground there to find solutions and rescue some of these girls

and even boys.


What is the role of the church?

Troy: The role of the church is to get off our blessed assurance and help someone.

Help people
– even if they will never come to your church.

We know God is good.
Our job is to spread His 
Goodness
even as it seems like evil is taking over our world.


You know, so many Christians don’t even believe God is good.

They see hurricanes, sickness, 
violence,
poverty, slavery and say, “If God is good, why?”

The answer is God is good and evil is
 not.

Those problems are OUR problems.
Slavery is a human institution
and we need to solve
 that problem.

That’s why Jesus didn’t abolish human slavery
or poverty while He was on earth.


He abolished a much worse kind of slavery–
eternal slavery to sin, death and Satan.


Again, our job as the church is to answer evil with good.
I will not be impressed with evil
 because
a little bit of good can overcome a whole lot of evil.


How can people get Involved?

Troy: Two ways.

First, our biggest problem right now is
there are many border crossings from
 Nepal into India,
eight of them major crossings.

We only have the funding to man five bridges,

but we want to do eight or more.

It’s $3,000 per month to man a border crossing.


Second, monthly partners not only give us the ability
to rescue girls and boys, it is the backbone

that funds the ongoing care of these girls and their children.

We need more partners to continue
 the work
as there are literally millions of child slaves.

What do you say to the person
who says that is the problem—

“there are millions of 
slaves and you can’t help them all”?

I would tell them to get over that religious spirit
that says it’s God’s will that these people perish.


It is not God’s will that these kids are sex slaves—
that they are raped and tortured every day of
their lives.

Stop partnering with the Spirit of Gamaliel,
the Pharisee from Acts 5:33-39 who said,

“If it’s God’s will it will happen. If it’s not, it won’t.”

It’s never God’s will that someone is a slave.


Take responsibility.

Get up and help somebody.

Even if you can only set one person free,
that
 act of freedom and redemption is EVERYTHING
to that one person.

One life at a time.

That’s
 what we say and we mean it.