The Name: Rahab

RAHAB FROM THE BIBLE

Her story embodies hope for women in the sex trade. Rahab turns from her way of life to seek inclusion from the people of God. For this reason the letter to the Hebrews includes Rahab among the exemplars of faith (Hebrews 11:31) and she is commended as righteous in the book of James (James 2:25-26).

 

RAHAB MINISTRY (TORONTO)

In January 2009, Joanna Yee heard the Lord call her to imitate Him and be a friend of prostitutes. She founded Rahab Ministry in 2009 and started massage parlour outreach in December 2009. By 2015, the ministry had reached more than 800 women working in the sex trade.

In its infancy, the ministry worked together with Christian Aid & Relational Evangelism Inc. (C.A.R.E. Inc.). C.A.R.E Inc. is a charitable Christian organization started in March 1990. The goal of the organization is to serve and evangelize to Asians who, due to some circumstances, are unable to attend church activities.

Rahab Ministry is currently a program under Youth Unlimited, serving people of all races, faiths, economic levels, and cultural backgrounds.