Pam Duhrkoop serves as a HOPE61 international trainer in Japan and South Korea. HOPE61 is One Mission Society’s human trafficking prevention ministry. HOPE61 seeks to partner with national churches to raise awareness about human trafficking and equip them to prevent human trafficking in their communities through evangelism, discipleship, and intentional community building.
Pam is the daughter of One Mission Society missionaries and grew up on the mission field in Japan. Being surrounded by career missionaries for as long as she can remember, she felt a pull toward overseas missions from a young age. In 2004, she returned to the United States to attend college. The summer after returning to the U.S., she attended an OMS conference, where her call to missions was solidified. She received an undergraduate degree in sociology and a graduate degree in criminology and criminal justice. Throughout her time at college, the Lord developed a deep love and passion for social justice in her heart.
In June 2013, Pam attended a HOPE61 training, where God placed a call on Pam’s heart to serve those who are already enslaved in human trafficking as well as those who are vulnerable to becoming trafficked or traffickers. From 2015 to 2017, Pam served with HOPE61 in South Korea. While there, she worked with fellow trainer Monica to develop the HOPE61 training curriculum to fit the South Korean cultural context, and she did extensive research on human trafficking in South Korea. While there, Pam was also involved in English ministry at a local Korean church, leading an English Bible Study and English ministry for kids.
While in South Korea, the door opened for the HOPE61 ministry to begin in Japan. Pam felt the Lord leading her to transfer to Japan to begin the HOPE61 ministry there as well. She is currently funding to go to Japan as a career missionary. She will continue to make several trips back to South Korea each year to assist with the ministry there.