Who We Are

Our History

What began as one ordinary man with a dream and a passion for setting others free has now grown into a worldwide organisation dedicated to rescuing and restoring children enslaved in the sex trade.

Child Rescue was previously known as Destiny Rescue in New Zealand, and changed its name in August, 2017 to Child Rescue, though still operates as the New Zealand branch of Destiny Rescue International.

Founded in 2001, Destiny Rescue began with founder and international president Tony Kirwan. While living in Thailand, Tony and his wife heard a man tell how he had been offered children for sex.

“When I heard this story it really hit me, and I knew I had to do something,” Tony says. “It was at this point, I believe, God put the vision of Destiny Rescue in my heart.”

Now Destiny Rescue’s work has grown into a worldwide organisation dedicated to rescuing children from sexual exploitation and helping them stay free to pursue their dreams. We serve, helping to amplify the voices of those who are enslaved and those who have been freed from sex trafficking.

“I dream of a time when children can go to bed to sleep, not to work,” Tony says.

Child Rescue Charitable Trust and Child Rescue Charitable Aid Trust are registered New Zealand charities.  We are dedicated to raising awareness, funds, expertise and support to make possible the international work of Destiny Rescue. Our office is in Wellington. We speak to groups of any size to raise awareness and funds to fight the sexual exploitation of children. Together, our speakers, staff, volunteers, church and business partners, and individual supporters fight tirelessly to bring the world one step closer to our vision becoming a reality.

Our International Story

Across our international projects, our national staff is the heartbeat of our organisation. Their passionate hearts and love for Jesus make an enormous impact as they work tirelessly, fighting to end child exploitation in their home countries.

Destiny Rescue is a family of organisations working together towards the same mission and vision. Offices across three funding nations raise crucial awareness and funds to make the work of Destiny Rescue International possible.


Destiny Rescue USA inc.


Destiny Rescue Limited

New Zealand

Child Rescue – Child Rescue Charitable Aid Trust


Destiny Rescue Interntional operates together with key partner organisations on the frontlines with an aligned mission and vision. Together, with unified efforts, we are blazing a trail of freedom through the darkness of child exploitation.

You can be part of our story! To learn more about how you can partner with us, check out our Get Involved section or contact us directly.