We have 3 areas of outreach: Strip Clubs, Prison, Online Ads. This is a very brief overview of what we do and offer. Ultimately, we want them to know HOPE and FREEDOM. They must choose it and fight for it. We cannot do it for them.
The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion- to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. Isaiah 61:1-3
No girl or woman dreams of stripping and allowing strangers to watch and touch them. Especially not doing sexual acts with strangers- even for money. They are being sexually exploited. They were fooled by glamorization, desperate, or manipulated into stripping. They have made many justifications to be able to stay and continue. Often this is a gateway to being trafficked or part of the ‘program’. We go briefly to connect and build relationship. We give a simple gift and a hand written card of encouragement. We want to be a friend and remind them that they are of great value- a treasure!
We have had opportunity to speak to women incarcerated for prostitution, drugs, etc, and train staff. We want to connect and build relationship. We will be a friend and remind them they are still of great value- no matter what they have done. We go to bring hope.
Most sex trafficking is set up through online ads. We reach out by texting the numbers given in the ads. We offer to meet in safe public location, and offer a bag of basic items. When we meet, we are there to offer connection and friendship. We are not there to drill them or take them away. They have learned to trust no one. It takes time. We want to show them hope.