Missionary Profile: Annie and Jeff Dieselberg

Annie and Jeff Dieselberg are based in Bangkok, Thailand, a bustling metropolis of more than 10 million people.  They both serve at NightLight, an international organization committed to addressing the complex issues surrounding trafficking and prostitution by catalyzing individual and community transformation.  NightLight offers intervention to sexually exploited women and children, enabling them to discover their dignity and to provide a program of holistic transformation, empowering them to live and work in their communities.

NightLight’s mission is to build relationships and provide hope, intervention, rescue, and assistance to women and children exploited in the sex industry.  It does this by offering alternative employment through the registered jewelry business NightLight Design, Co. Ltd.—in addition to vocational opportunities, life-skills training and physical, emotional, and spiritual development—to women seeking freedom from sexual exploitation.  NightLight builds support networks internationally to intervene and assist women, men, and children whose lives are negatively impacted by the sex industry.

Annie is the founder and CEO of NightLight.  She also facilitates outreach in the red-light area and leads in the prayer and deliverance ministry at NightLight.  As an advocate for NightLight and the issues of women exploited in the sex industry, she does a lot of networking and speaking.  Jeff is chaplain at NightLight and also is senior pastor of NightLight’s church plant, Song Sawang Church (translated “Shine the Light”).  Song Sawang Church began in May 2008, mostly with new converts from NightLight.  Now these women who are members of the church are reaching out to family, friends, and strangers, bringing more growth and diversity to the congregational makeup.  Jeff teaches urban transformation at local seminaries to encourage aspiring pastors and Christian workers to understand and engage in what God is doing in Bangkok and elsewhere.

Please pray for the Dieselbergs, their work, and family.  Thanks!