Meghan Tschanz

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From Slave to Liberator: Sonya’s Story – Part 4

This is part of a series about Sonya, a Filipina woman who went from slave to liberator. Make sure to read parts one, two, and three first.   The colorful pillow Sonya* held in her lap was now soaked in the tears she had shed as she shared her story. The tissues in her hands […]

From Slave to Liberator: Sonya’s Story – Part 3

This is part of a series about Sonya, a Filipina woman who went from slave to liberator. Make sure to read part one and part two first. Sonya quieted as I held her, exhausted from crying, she took a deep breath that gave her the resolve to go on. In the hot room she continued to tell […]

From Slave to Liberator: Sonya’s Story – Part 2

This is part of a series about Sonya*, a Filipina woman who went from slave to liberator. Read part one of her story here. In the hot, humid room a fan made a feeble attempt to cool us down. All of us had sweat pouring from our brow as we sat on floor mattresses. As […]

How Your Letters Changed Lives.

My life has been soaked in stories lately, they cover me from head to toe, written on my skin and my heart. Almost as if when you can look at me you can see them, see the Lord’s goodness, and his great love. But for those of you who cannot see me, whom I cannot […]

My Friend Was Murdered.

  Yesterday, I learned that my friend was murdered. I don’t mean to say it so matter of factly. It is just that the most horrible thing that could have happened to her did, and I don’t really know what to do about it. My day was a confusion of shock and normalcy. After I […]

How Women Freed From the Sex Trade Are Bringing Freedom to Others

  In the beginning of June 2014 my Kingdom Journeys team and I stepped off of a plane into the hot, humid Filipino air and driven to Angeles City; a city known for its estimated 15,700 women and children stuck in the illegal sex trade. When we went to the bars, I didn’t get my […]

Six Reasons Christians Should Talk About Women’s Day

Today, March 8th, is International Women’s Day. It’s a day to globally celebrate the economic, political, and social achievements of women past, present, and future. I’m assuming that many in America have not heard of this day. I hadn’t either until a group of women from a church I was working with in Uganda went to […]

The Story Isn’t Over.

  Six months ago I was living in Thailand near the top floor of a cafe that stretched seven stories. I was there for two months and my job was simple: love on people, especially those who worked in the thriving bar scene. Every morning I woke up and prayed I would be found useful there, […]

To the boy on Bangla- A letter to men who purchase sex.

There’s this road in Phuket, Thailand called Bangla home to over 400 bars. It feels like Las Vegas on steroids with dancing girls on every bar. If you were observant you could see trafficked eastern European women in glass cages, drugged and wearing masks, high above the bars. They were for those men willing to […]

The Lie We All Believe

He walked her to the bar and she did the talking. He was about 55, white, slightly overweight and even from a distance I could tell he was unsure of himself. She appeared the opposite, young, Thai, beautiful, confident and doting on the older man, wiping his face with a cloth to catch the perspiration […]