Princesa Stories

Will the real princess stand up?

Maureen Nibecker

Will the real princess stand up?

 What is this Princess business anyway?

Just like in the traditional tale of the Princess and the Pea, so we must try to figure out who a genuine princess is.  Although, you won’t find it by dozing on a dozen mattresses with some itty bitty pea underneath. That will just give you an achy back.


Princesa Abril's Story

Maureen Nibecker

Princesa Abril's Story
Today we meet Abril, who went from having a heart hardened by a life of organized crime to one softened by the power of the Holy Spirt, through breaking some chains that only God can.

Princesa Mariana's Story

Maureen Nibecker

Princesa Mariana's Story

Guest post by Sandra Traver, Breaking Chains board member  It was finally graduation day for the Princesas.  By the grace of God, nine women had succeeded in completing Breaking Chains 90-day program of Christian therapy and discipleship.  When they had first arrived, they were skeptical that what was being offered to them was real.  Despite their many difficulties, they continued to show up each day, and God did the rest. He used our hands and feet to show them His love in a very real way. Here is the story of just one of the princesas I was able to...


Princesa Salome's Story

Maureen Nibecker

Princesa Salome's Story

As a mom, she wanted the best for her children and so moved to a new country illegally with high hopes and dreams of success.  Unfortunately, within a few months her situation changed from bad to worse.  With the best intentions for her children, again, she made a difficult decision to begin working the streets so they could have something to eat.  Life continued in this hopeless cycle for years until she heard about Shaddai 91 and decided to apply for the program.  She didn’t know if this could be the way out, but she was willing to try.  ...


Not Just a Handout

Maureen Nibecker

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Not Just a Handout

"Give a man a fish and he'll eat for a day; teach him how to fish and he'll eat for a lifetime; but invest in his fishing business, and buy his product, and he'll feed his whole village."  -Joe Knitting, CEO Global Orphan Project   Since day one when I heard about Breaking Chains' ministry, I was enthralled.  On one hand, they have a very strong justice component to the ministry that runs sting operations all over Latin America to arrest perpetrators and free victims of s*x trafficking.  Their work is like something out of an amazing action movie, but it's...

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