Emily Rinehart is a One Mission Society missionary, serving in Australia and New Zealand. Emily serves with Hope61, an OMS ministry of human trafficking prevention. Hope61 seeks to prevent human trafficking by raising awareness and equipping the global church to reach the vulnerable. Vulnerability includes those at risk of being trafficked, becoming traffickers, or fueling supply and demand. Today, an estimated 20-30 million men, women, boys, and girls are enslaved around the world. Hope61 praises God that complete freedom is found through Jesus Christ alone.
Emily believes that men following Jesus are uniquely able to create justice and prevent injustice, and has focused her ministry on the prevention of demand. God led Emily to challenge Australian and New Zealander men in the church to deal with pornography addictions and the effects of legal prostitution. In both countries, these issues increase the demand for sex trafficking. Emily also works to recruit Australians and New Zealanders to serve with Hope61 around the world and to build the ministry’s network of prayer and support. In the next two years, her goal and prayer is to replace herself with at least one Australian and one New Zealander.
For 17 years, God has given Emily burdens for injustice and Europe. She hopes to serve with Hope61 in the Republic of Ireland when God directs.
In 2011, Emily earned her bachelor of arts degree from Houghton College, majoring in writing with minors in political science and history. She grew up in York, Pennsylvania.