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When Lisa Bownds was 18-years-old, she was sexually trafficked in the Denton and Dallas areas of Texas. Despite this challenge, today Bownds is the founder and CEO of Reflection Ministries where she has dedicated her life to rescuing sex trafficking victims in Midland and Odessa. Read More

MIDLAND, Texas (YourBasin) – Human trafficking has continued to grow every one here in the states. In the Basin area numbers continue to grow as people are getting move through I-20 and I-10.

“It’s very prevalent in our area because we have a lot of men that come here for the oil and the businesses that are functioning out here. It is a big problem. It’s very important that we learn how to identify those young girls and boys who are… Read More

During booms, the Permian Basin sees a rise in prostitution charges. But misperceptions and stereotypes about sex work have led to policies that may actually harm the women involved. Read More

Reflection Ministries, a Midland-based nonprofit established in 2016, is preparing to open the region’s first long-term care facility for victims of sex-trafficking.

The group presented a lecture at Midland College Thursday night, as a part of Phi Theta Kappa Student Honor Society’s Honors in Action initiative. According to Reflection Ministries President Lisa Bownds, the nonprofit has spoken in front of more than 900 people around the Permian Basin since May, spreading awareness of an issue… Read More

Reflection Ministries showed donors the progress on the development on “The Village” Thursday. It can currently house 15 survivors, but they hope to expand over the next few years to as many as 80. All of it has been funded privately by businesses and individuals in the Basin. Read More

Permian Basin has become a “hub” for human trafficking, according to the CEO of a nonprofit dedicated to helping victims.

Lisa Bownds with Reflection Ministries of Texas spoke about human trafficking in West Texas at the Republican Women of Midland’s monthly luncheon on Wednesday and said… Read More

Thursday night, two organizations came together to shine light on the growing problem.A lecture was held on the Midland College campus, aiming to bring awareness to the community.

Right now, the problem goes beyond sex trafficking. If a victim makes it out alive, they have no place to go. Read More

The Reflection Ministries of Texas has been awarded a $50,000 grant from the Texas Bar Foundation.

The money will go to their crisis assessment and intervention for adult victims of human trafficking. Read More

As an 18-year-old college student, Lisa Bownds thought she was in a relationship with a man whom she thought was her boyfriend.

It was later determined the man whom Bownds believed was her boyfriend was actually serving as her pimp. Bownds didn’t share that information for 40 years… Read More

A local nonprofit that was established to help victims of human trafficking is seeking to build a facility to provide services for these individuals.

Reflection Ministries of Texas provided information for the Midland City Council on Tuesday, and the presentation detailed the extent of the problem and what can be done locally to help those impacted… Read More

Reflection Ministries in Midland will make a special presentation to city council on June 26 in hopes the city will give them a piece of property to build an “Empowerment Center.”

The organization’s mission is to provide services in helping victims of human trafficking to get back on their feet and rejoin society… Read More