Meet Our Partner: Beni Lup
Updated: Aug 23, 2019
You already know that we have gathered an amazing team of experts and professionals who are making Uncaged a world-class solution to the evil of Human Trafficking. We wanted to introduce you to our key partner are the ground, Beni Lup.
You heard about him in our last update as the man orchestrating six Survivors’ release from prison. As part of our team, he and his wife Rodica have been working tirelessly to rescue and place survivors in Romania.
Beni has an incredible story of his own. He grew up being persecuted as a Christian in Communist Romania. The danger was so great that even his Christian Parents did not know where the youth Bible Study he attended was held. As a young adult, he was discovered and arrested for being a Christian. While awaiting trial (and likely execution), the people of Romania revolted and overthrew the despotic government just eleven days before his trial!
Since that miraculous deliverance, he’s been committed to freeing others from bondage. He served as the chair of the Romanian Committee of Labor and Social Protection in parliament, and he currently serves as a country representative with the Alliance Defending Freedom focusing on preventing Human Trafficking.
We got connected to Beni through his organization, Bridge to Europe. Law enforcement in Romania calls Beni when they have a Human Trafficking Survivor in custody. Then, Beni works to get the Survivor emergency medical care, housing, and trauma counseling through his Christian network. About 87% of women who Beni & Rodica have served have been successfully restored to society.
Still, Beni says that placing Survivors in safe homes is the biggest challenge. He can’t wait for the Sanctuary to be fully operational - it will go a long way to providing the wraparound care these Survivors need for restoration.
Will you join our team, too? Prayerfully consider making a gift to make The Sanctuary a reality!