Welcome to our Ekklesia 21 mission!

We are Claris and Eric Santiago, believers in Jesus Christ, who are committed to follow the example and steps of Jesus of Nazareth, in serving the least of these. We strive to give a voice to the voiceless, and justice to the oppressed in our communities, state, nation, and to the ends of the earth.

By the grace of God, we have been able to minister to, help, and/or rescue victims of domestic violence, rape, homelessness, suicidal thoughts, abused children, incest, school bullying, mental illness and human sex trafficking, which is the fastest-growing criminal enterprise in the world and ever-present in our city, your city, and all 50 States!

As advocates in the fight against the evil of human trafficking, we are invested in creating awareness in our cities, schools and churches with the help of courageous believers, public officials, and law enforcement.

Through the gift of crafting, Claris has been God’s instrument to bless many poor children and forgotten families around the world with her “Little Bears.” These Little Bears, and the Gospel of Jesus, have traveled around the world and been shared with children and families living in Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, Peru, the United States, Puerto Rico, Mexico, El Salvador, Dominican Republic, Honduras, Belize, Cuba, Africa, Indonesia, and the Philippines.

Thanks to the prayers and generosity of many, we’ll keep ministering both the passion and compassion of Jesus Christ, until that Precious Day, when our Lord and Savior returns for His Bride! “Maranatha!”


If you want to find out more information about our ministry and human trafficking, or would like to work with us, please contact Eric today:



Ekklesia 21 mission is supported by generous givers like you.

How To Give

Option #1: Mail Checks

  • Step One – Write your gift to “Blazing Trees”
  • Step Two – Designate your gift to “Ekklesia 21”
  • Step Three – Mail your gift to our post office box

Option #2: Give Online

  • Step One: Click the link below
  • Step Two: Designate your gift purpose to “Ekklesia21”

Thank you for caring about our family and team, and thank you for investing generously into Jesus’ Great Commission!


Blazing Trees is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2016 in Nashville, TN by James Harvey. We serve Great Commission leaders and teams around the world with friendship, prayer, encouragement, and resource innovation.

Thank you for all the love, prayers, and generosity.