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Justice School 5.24

The Justice School 5.24 was founded by the organization 27 Million International.

“LET JUSTICE ROLL DOWN LIKE WATERS, AND RIGHTEOUSNESS LIKE AN EVER-FLOWING STREAM” – AMOS 5:24

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Why 27 Million?

Slavery is not a thing of the past. It is a modern phenomenon that is happening right now.

All around us, our fellow human beings are being exploited. Through this exploitation, their dignity and basic human rights to live freely are being stripped away. With a desire to change this status quo, we stand alongside grassroots organizations around the world who are on the front lines in the battle to end slavery. We offer support and training to these organizations, while also creating projects and opportunities so that everyone can make a stand in solidarity, side-by-side with modern-day slaves. Together, we hope that we will see freedom for all in our lifetime.

 

Our Story: 

When Benny and Janice Yu, the founders of 27 Million International, started  fighting human trafficking, they wished for something like the Justice School 5.24, but it did not exist yet. Years later, their desire for supporting and equipping others who worked on the frontlines led to the first iteration of Justice School 5.24.

This first class, was a three week in-person course that took place in Brazil in 2018, followed by the second class in Mexico in 2019. In 2020, in the wake of the global pandemic, the first online iteration of Justice School 524 took place over the course of four weeks in Portuguese, Spanish, & English. 

During these first few iterations of Justice School 5.24, we realized that three weeks was just not enough time to learn about justice and anti-trafficking work in all its different facets. In response to this realization, we decided to extend the length of the class in order better accomodate our students and their learning processes.

We extended the length of the class from four weeks to three months and we decided to host both a Residence Program and an Online Course. The content of the two schools is similar but the approaches differ. While the residential school will be more hands on with curriculum in the mornings and practicum with projects in Mexico City in the afternoons, the online school offers the flexibility of learning from home amidst a normal work schedule.

Join us this year as Justice School 5.24 continues to grow and expand!

 

Online Course:

The online Justice School 5.24 is an online program designed to equip students for their work on the frontlines by providing context and guidelines from a biblical and practical perspective. Course content covers everything from developing specialized programs to providing holistic care to victims and survivors of injustice. The course will be available in English, Spanish and Portuguese. 

Every week we will have two hours of prerecorded content that can be viewed at any time. In addition we will have one live class every Thursday evening (CDT) via Zoom (Note: The Zoom classes for the first two weeks of October will be on Wednesday instead). The live classes will also be recorded so that those who have scheduling conflicts can still view the content.

The online program is for anyone who has a heart burning for justice in any social context, and not only for those who specifically want to join in the fight against human trafficking. For anyone who might not have the ability to travel out of their city currently, but needs new motivation, a network, new inspiration, a new perspective or a new skill set: this class is for you!

 

Inner Healing Training:

If you are interested in Inner Healing but don’t have the time available to take the entire Justice School Online course, then our Inner Healing Training class is for you! This four week program includes pre-recorded video lectures, a comprehensive Inner Healing workbook pdf that accompanies the video lectures, and weekly live Zoom classes for addressing any questions you might have about the content. 

The ministry of Prophetic Inner Healing is dedicated to equip and connect people to have intimacy with God and to experience His love, healing, freedom, and abundant life through the power of prayer. We can experience various distortions as a result of sin, abuse, and trauma in our lives. The inner healing seeks to heal past negative experiences and bring God’s perspective in the areas of how we see God, ourselves, and how we see and relate to others. The hope is to see more and more people healed and free to enjoy all that God wants for each individual. 

Below is an introduction video that will let you know a little more about the heart behind Inner Healing:

 

 

Residence Program:

Justice School 5.24’s Residence Program, is an intensive 12-week in-person program in Mexico City. Intended for those who desire to work side by side with seasoned freedom fighters on the frontlines, the Residence Program blends theory and hands-on-experience into a one-of-a-kind program designed to equip students to address social ills in their specific social contexts. With lessons in theory given every morning combined with volunteering with anti-trafficking projects during the afternoons, the Residence Program not only provides students with understanding and knowledge of how to address different social ills, but it also provides experience in the practical applications of the concepts that are taught. 

Monday through Friday, classes will be administered in the mornings while  afternoons will be spent working with the 9 different projects of the local NGO, El Pozo de Vida in Mexico City.  In addition, there will be times of worship, prayer and mentorship. Tuition includes room and board, two meals during weekdays and 3 months of dynamic and hands-on training.

 

Topics include:

  • Human trafficking
  • Holistic model 
  • Practical prevention, intervention strategies
  • Aftercare models and methodologies
  • Networking and forming partnerships
  • Conflict resolution and communication
  • Self-care
  • Team-care
  • Leadership 
  • Missional living
  • Justice and revival
  • Biblical and spiritual roots of human trafficking
  • Kingdom culture
  • Theology of suffering and Biblical foundations for freedom
  • Prophetic inner healing model
  • Identity and authority
  • Victimology and traumatology
  • And so much more!

Learn from Benny and Janice Yu (founders of 27 Million International and El Pozo de Vida), Terry LaDow (founder of Finding Freedom International) and other several other speakers! 

 

Dates:

  • February 6 to May 29, 2023 Online Course

 

Cost:

$30 (US Dollars) Subscription fee

$500 (US Dollars) Online school tuition

$1500 (US Dollars) Residential school tuition

Half of the payment has to be payed by January 5th while the other half can be payed by January 30th. Scholarships might be available. If you are interested contact us via social media or email (justiceschool524@27million.com)

Our Team

Founder & President Benny likes to refer to himself as a “creative extremist”; because today’s social ills and injustices require creative means to bring about justice, reconciliation and renewal. Witnessing the injustice of global sex-trafficking, Benny and his team has taken rhetoric into action by rescuing, rehabilitating, and restoring trafficked victims in Mexico City and partnering with other organizations globally. He founded El Pozo de Vida in Mexico, which operates 9 programs that fights human-trafficking in the areas or prevention, intervention and restoration. He is also the co-founder of 27 Million, a global network of grassroots organizations on the front lines addressing the issue of human trafficking. Benny has also been distinguished as an Inspired Individual from Tearfund UK and received his Masters in Theology at Fuller Theological Seminary. His recent book, Painful Miracles, tells his personal testimony and stories of miracles and healing of survivors of trafficking. Benny is married to his lovely wife Janice, and they have two wonderful children Charis and Micah. They have been living in Mexico City since 2007, where they are the Senior Associate Pastors at Vereda Church. Prior to Mexico, Benny has lived in the DC metropolitan area, Paraguay, Los Angeles, and Bangkok.

Benny Yu

Founder & President Benny likes to refer to himself as a “creative extremist”; because today’s social ills and injustices require creative means to bring about justice, reconciliation and renewal. Witnessing the injustice of global sex-trafficking, Benny and his team has taken rhetoric into action by rescuing, rehabilitating, and restoring trafficked victims in Mexico City and partnering with other organizations globally. He founded El Pozo de Vida in Mexico, which operates 9 programs that fights human-trafficking in the areas or prevention, intervention and restoration. He is also the co-founder of 27 Million, a global network of grassroots organizations on the front lines addressing the issue of human trafficking. Benny has also been distinguished as an Inspired Individual from Tearfund UK and received his Masters in Theology at Fuller Theological Seminary. His recent book, Painful Miracles, tells his personal testimony and stories of miracles and healing of survivors of trafficking. Benny is married to his lovely wife Janice, and they have two wonderful children Charis and Micah. They have been living in Mexico City since 2007, where they are the Senior Associate Pastors at Vereda Church. Prior to Mexico, Benny has lived in the DC metropolitan area, Paraguay, Los Angeles, and Bangkok.
Coordinator Vinicius Nepomuceno is Brazilian and attended missionary school at YWAM in February 2021 at Dunamis Farm in Brazil. Since then, he has been a full time missionary on a journey of knowledge and of making God known. Vinicius is passionate about fashion and since 2010 he has worked as a Fashion Stylist and has a clothing brand in Brazil. In this journey of learning he learned about the work against human trafficking and what El Pozo de Vida does. Vinícius dreams of bringing the reality of the Kingdom of God through Fashion. He is currently a missionary at Pozo de Vida / 27 Million International in Mexico City and one of the coordinators of Justice School 524.

Vincius Nepomuceno

Coordinator Vinicius Nepomuceno is Brazilian and attended missionary school at YWAM in February 2021 at Dunamis Farm in Brazil. Since then, he has been a full time missionary on a journey of knowledge and of making God known. Vinicius is passionate about fashion and since 2010 he has worked as a Fashion Stylist and has a clothing brand in Brazil. In this journey of learning he learned about the work against human trafficking and what El Pozo de Vida does. Vinícius dreams of bringing the reality of the Kingdom of God through Fashion. He is currently a missionary at Pozo de Vida / 27 Million International in Mexico City and one of the coordinators of Justice School 524.
Coordinator California native, Paul Ho, studied Business Economics at the University of California, Irvine. Two days after taking his last final, he boarded a plane and visited Mexico City and El Pozo De Vida for the first time as part of Newsong Church's college ministry's "Break With a Mission." Ever since that first mission trip in 2015, he has been on a journey of healing and restoration that eventually led him back to Mexico City to work side by side with EPDV and 27Million. An advocate for mental/spiritual/physical health, self-care, and internet safety, Paul has shared his story in collaboration with Fight the New Drug and often speaks up on the dangers of pornography on Social Media and his personal blog. Due to his background in economics, Paul is always trying to discover what the root causes and externalities of social issues are and this has led him to have a heart for those who are exploited but also those who are consumers. With a desire to one day share the stories of the incredible individuals that work in prevention, intervention, and restoration at EPDV, Paul is currently working in the different projects and searching for the best way to communicate those stories in the form of a documentary or series.

Paul Ho

Coordinator California native, Paul Ho, studied Business Economics at the University of California, Irvine. Two days after taking his last final, he boarded a plane and visited Mexico City and El Pozo De Vida for the first time as part of Newsong Church’s college ministry’s “Break With a Mission.” Ever since that first mission trip in 2015, he has been on a journey of healing and restoration that eventually led him back to Mexico City to work side by side with EPDV and 27Million. An advocate for mental/spiritual/physical health, self-care, and internet safety, Paul has shared his story in collaboration with Fight the New Drug and often speaks up on the dangers of pornography on Social Media and his personal blog. Due to his background in economics, Paul is always trying to discover what the root causes and externalities of social issues are and this has led him to have a heart for those who are exploited but also those who are consumers. With a desire to one day share the stories of the incredible individuals that work in prevention, intervention, and restoration at EPDV, Paul is currently working in the different projects and searching for the best way to communicate those stories in the form of a documentary or series.
Co-Founder Janice co-founded 27 Million and El Pozo de Vida, an organization based in Mexico City that fights against human trafficking. She also serves as a pastor at Vereda Church, mentor coordinator for Tirzah International, collaborator for Propel Ecclesia, and has facilitated over 3,500 healing sessions for trauma and abuse victims. Janice is passionate about training churches and organizations on spiritual healing and health, prophetic ministry, and healthy leadership. She has a B.A. in Psychology and an M.Ed in Bilingual and Multicultural Education.

Janice Yu

Co-Founder Janice co-founded 27 Million and El Pozo de Vida, an organization based in Mexico City that fights against human trafficking. She also serves as a pastor at Vereda Church, mentor coordinator for Tirzah International, collaborator for Propel Ecclesia, and has facilitated over 3,500 healing sessions for trauma and abuse victims. Janice is passionate about training churches and organizations on spiritual healing and health, prophetic ministry, and healthy leadership. She has a B.A. in Psychology and an M.Ed in Bilingual and Multicultural Education.
Coordinator - Elisa is currently a missionary with El Pozo de Vida and 27 Million International, two anti-trafficking organizations based in Mexico City, mainly working as one of the coordinators of the Justice School 5.24. In the past she has been collaborating with Youth With A Mission New Zealand and since 2016 she has been working with organizations that are fighting human trafficking in Mexico as well as Germany such as El Pozo de Vida and Esther Ministries e.V.. She holds a B.A. in Social Work and a M.A. in Human Services Counseling – Crisis Response and Trauma and has also been trained to facilitate healing sessions for trauma and abuse victims. Her passion is to see people set free and come alive to their original design. This has led her to work alongside different projects pursuing kingdom justice throughout the world.

Elisa

Coordinator – Elisa is currently a missionary with El Pozo de Vida and 27 Million International, two anti-trafficking organizations based in Mexico City, mainly working as one of the coordinators of the Justice School 5.24. In the past she has been collaborating with Youth With A Mission New Zealand and since 2016 she has been working with organizations that are fighting human trafficking in Mexico as well as Germany such as El Pozo de Vida and Esther Ministries e.V.. She holds a B.A. in Social Work and a M.A. in Human Services Counseling – Crisis Response and Trauma and has also been trained to facilitate healing sessions for trauma and abuse victims. Her passion is to see people set free and come alive to their original design. This has led her to work alongside different projects pursuing kingdom justice throughout the world.

Featured Speakers

Founder & President

Benny Yu

Founder & President
Founder and President of The Justice Movement Consultant and Speaker on Human Rights and Social Impact Board Member of the National Commission to Fight Human Trafficking in Brazil Board Member of the State Committee to Fight Forced Labour in the State of São Paulo, Brazil.

Leticia Stables

Founder and President of The Justice Movement Consultant and Speaker on Human Rights and Social Impact Board Member of the National Commission to Fight Human Trafficking in Brazil Board Member of the State Committee to Fight Forced Labour in the State of São Paulo, Brazil.
Terry is a Board Certified Professional Christian Counselor in private practice in Costa Mesa and has been involved in the treatment of addictions, anxiety, depression, and anger management for twenty-five years as well as an international speaker and trainer. As a husband of thirty nine years, father of two and grandfather of three, along with twenty-eight years of sobriety, his life experience allows him to give back in a unique manner. His goal is to help his clients integrate Biblical principles with real life issues. For the last 14 years, he has been part of an amazing ministry, Finding Freedom International. They come alongside safe houses around the world to help provide restoration for the children who have been sexually trafficked. They have a training program that also teaches safe houses “how to be safe”.

Terry LaDow

Terry is a Board Certified Professional Christian Counselor in private practice in Costa Mesa and has been involved in the treatment of addictions, anxiety, depression, and anger management for twenty-five years as well as an international speaker and trainer. As a husband of thirty nine years, father of two and grandfather of three, along with twenty-eight years of sobriety, his life experience allows him to give back in a unique manner. His goal is to help his clients integrate Biblical principles with real life issues. For the last 14 years, he has been part of an amazing ministry, Finding Freedom International. They come alongside safe houses around the world to help provide restoration for the children who have been sexually trafficked. They have a training program that also teaches safe houses “how to be safe”.
Co-Founder

Janice Yu

Co-Founder
Joshua and his wife Dania are the Lead Pastors of the Houston Vineyard. He and Dania helped plant Vereda church in Mexico City. He studied theology and psychology at Lancaster Bible College in Pennsylvania and worked as an in-home therapist for at-risk kids for several years before moving to Mexico City. Joshua and Dania moved to Houston Texas in 2018 to pastor the Houston Vineyard and continue to work developing communities that express the compassion and justice of Jesus around the world. Dania and Josh have been married for 20 years and have three children, all born in Mexico City: David, Gabriela, and Amelia.

Josh Harder

Joshua and his wife Dania are the Lead Pastors of the Houston Vineyard. He and Dania helped plant Vereda church in Mexico City. He studied theology and psychology at Lancaster Bible College in Pennsylvania and worked as an in-home therapist for at-risk kids for several years before moving to Mexico City. Joshua and Dania moved to Houston Texas in 2018 to pastor the Houston Vineyard and continue to work developing communities that express the compassion and justice of Jesus around the world. Dania and Josh have been married for 20 years and have three children, all born in Mexico City: David, Gabriela, and Amelia.