Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Spread Hope

"Is there any hope," is a common question heard while discussing the shortage of health care, education, and economic development throughout many parts of our world. Last week I had lunch with a gifted young woman who is exploring a desire to work in the aftercare field for former women in prostitution. She wanted to be assured that her professional desires could make a difference. Stories were shared regarding the benefits of aftercare programs around the world.

There is hope because of programs like Samaritana in the Philippines,
Hagar in Cambodia, and Star Light Ministries in the US.

There is also hope because of the ministry pursuits of a focused young woman from Kentucky. God continues to speak to people. I pray that my new friend left our lunch meeting with as much excitement as I did. The fact that God has spoken so specifically to her gives me great hope.

Trust your dreams and the power of your God to give them to you. Spread hope.


"I eagerly expect and hope that I will in no way be ashamed, but will have sufficient courage so that now as always Christ will be exalted in my body, whether by life or by death."
Philippians 1:20 NIV


Blogger LeAnn said...

I am hopeful. Atlanta, the city I now call home was recently publicized for being a hub for child prostitution and sex trafficking. Thankfully, people are starting to listen up and become aware. Our mayor released a new campaign, entitled "Dear John" to go after the pimps & johns. Even as of today, I have been introduced to ministries and organizations whose desire is to become involved in making a difference. I AM HOPEFUL!!

11:14 AM  
Blogger Mindy said...

As one who greatly shares the hope and passion for ministry to men, women and children in prostitution and sexual exploitation I am grateful to hear about fellow women with this passion. One of the hardest parts for me (especially as I'm trying to fund-raise and such) is that people do not understand this passion. So, it is encouraging to hear of other people who want to make a difference in this area.

As a volunteer with ICAP (International Christian Alliance on Prostitution) and as I personally seek God's path for me in this, I would love to be in contact with any and all people and ministries/organizations that are involved or seeking to be involved in this.

Please contact me at mindyashley02@yahoo.com so we can join in this journey together. And please pray for me as I fight against the struggles mentioned yesterday (as well as a few of my own) that seem to want to keep me from this passion.

Freedom and Abolition!

11:30 AM  

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