The Adventure Continues....
For I am About to do Something New~ Isaiah 43:19
At the beginning of February I found myself in a place of semi-desperation. I knew God was calling me to some other challenge. To something new. But I kept encountering dead ends. Until one night I literally stumbled on to a webpage (Honestly I was looking for something else) for a house for minor domestic sex trafficking victims in Asheville, NC called Hope House. In the weeks that followed, after many conversations with them and after LOTS of prayer, they have asked me to come on staff as one of the Resident Directors. I will live at the house, but unlike at Heartlight I will have mornings and weekends off.
It will also be a lot smaller, as only four girls can live at Hope House at a time. However, the therapeutic journey will be a lot more extreme and difficult because of the traumatic experiences these girls have been through. If you are interested to know how you can help me or the girls at Hope House please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also take a look at their website: www.oewm.net
The Sale of American Children
12-14 years old is the average age of entry into pornography and prostitution.
100,000 to 300,000 children in America are at risk for sex trafficking each year.
In the U.S., the sale of child pornography is a $3 billion annual industry
55% of the child pornography on the Internet comes from the US There are less than 50 beds available in the U.S for victims.
I am really excited about this next chapter of my life and I am humbled about what God is doing. I will try to continue to post periodically (maintaining a high level of confidentiality) about what is going on in the next season. Please keep me in your prayers as I embark on this new journey.