Unseen Promise

The promise of a better life is a tempting offer.

In the Philippines – a sun-kissed paradise of more than 7,000 tropical islands – one in five people live in poverty. 

Preying on the vulnerable, traffickers entice people with promises of a better life.

Desperate to support those they love, vulnerable people accept opportunities to journey away from home, unaware of the reality which awaits them.

Traffickers see them merely as commodities, ignoring the truth of who they are – children of God, full of promise and dearly loved by the One who created them.

The Salvation Army is working to raise awareness of the reality of human trafficking. We are mobilising communities to protect themselves, supporting survivors and helping to improve opportunities at home so the drive to leave is lessened.

Through prevention, protection and partnership, we support people to reclaim the promise that exists within them and rebuild their lives.

Unseen Promise

Unseen Promise

Support communities to overcome trafficking and stand alongside survivors as they reclaim their promise.


How you can help

Donate online

Fundraising Ideas - Download


Engage your corps and community in Unseen Promise using the resources below:


Introduction - Watch / Download

Mercy's Story - Watch / Download

Cecilia's Story - Watch / Download

Tulon Self-Help Group - Watch / Download

Jonathan's Story - Watch / Download

Unseen Promise - Playlist

Session Guides

Creative Family Worship - Download

Men's Ministry - Download

Midweek Meeting Guide - Download

Prayer Diary - Download

Stories - Download 

Toddler Church - Download


Overview with video - Standard (4:3) Download / Widescreen (16:9) Download

Overview without video - Standard (4:3) Download / Widescreen (16:9) Download

Printed materials

Poster - Download

Flyer - Download

Money box template - Download

Money box wrapper (use this to decorate your own bought or homemade money box) - Download

Order Resources

If you would like to order hard copies of the Unseen Promise Poster, Flyer or Money Box, please contact your local Regional Specialist (Family Ministries), email The Salvation Army International Development UK at id@salvationarmy.org.uk or call 020 7367 4777.


We would like to express our sincere gratitude to everyone who has contributed their time and skills to support the creation of Unseen Promise. With special thanks to Dean Coates, David Wearmouth, Hayley Still, Liz Hall, Rachel Gotobed, The Salvation Army Philippines Territory, Captain Merlinda Boone, Lake Sebu corps, The Salvation Army Video Production Unit and Fruitmedia.

We are also thankful to the many Family Ministries groups and Salvation Army corps members in the UK who have and continue to financially support The Salvation Army's international projects through the Helping-Hand Appeal.

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