Annie and Jeff Dieselberg are based in Bangkok, Thailand, a bustling metropolis of more than 10 million people. They both serve at the NightLight Foundation and NightLight Design Co. Ltd.
NightLight is an international organization committed to addressing the complex issues surrounding trafficking and prostitution by catalyzing individual and community transformation. NightLight's vision is to offer intervention to sexually exploited women and children, to enable them to discover their dignity and to provide a program of holistic transformation, empowering them to live and work in their communities.
NightLight's mission is to build relationships and provide hope, intervention, rescue and assistance to women and children exploited in the sex industry. It does this by offering alternative employment through the registered jewelry business NightLight Design, Co. Ltd.—in addition to vocational opportunities, life-skills training and physical, emotional and spiritual development—to women seeking freedom from sexual exploitation. NightLight builds support networks internationally to intervene and assist women, men and children whose lives are negatively impacted by the sex industry.
Annie is the founder and CEO of NightLight. Annie also facilitates outreach in the red-light area and leads in the prayer and deliverance ministry at NightLight. As an advocate for NightLight and the issues of women exploited in the sex industry, Annie also does a lot of networking and speaking.
Jeff serves as chaplain to the NightLight. He also serves as senior pastor of NightLight’s church plant, Song Sawang Church (translated “Shine the Light”). Song Sawang Church began in May 2008, mostly with new converts from NightLight. Now, however, these women who are members of the church are reaching out to family, friends and strangers, including men, youths and children, bringing more growth and diversity to the congregational makeup. In addition, Jeff, along with a team of four trained adjunct faculty, teaches urban transformation at the invitation of local seminaries to encourage aspiring pastors and Christian workers to understand and engage in what God is doing in Bangkok and the cities of the world.
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