Hello faithful friends and supporters of Hookers For Jesus!
We have a great & exciting announcement! We are going to be moving into a brand new Hookers For Jesus office this week. We have graciously been donated this office space by Valley Bible Fellowship. We are so thankful and happy that VBF has a heart to help out our organization as we reach out to the ladies of Las Vegas!
We are in need of a few office items as we get situated. If you know of anyone that would like to donate these items or make a charitable contribution twoards them, please contace us at firstname.lastname@example.org
1. Imac desktop computer or a Mac Book Pro laptop
Dell PC computer all in one Inspirion desk
(Both can be used!)
2. Lexmark Printer Pro 901 model (new not used because of dried ink issues)
3. 2 rolling black comfortable data entry chairs (for high volume computer work)
4. Black Lateral lockable filing cabinet
Now that we have this new office base, we will be able to have a solid place where ladies can apply for immediate needs in person and get help, as well as meet others in social services or ministries who are interested in Hookers For Jesus for connecting, training & outreach purposes.
Speaking of needs, we do have heart wrenching but truly amazing stories to share with you--of a few ladies we are currently working with:
LYNN: Running away from an abusive home when she was 14, Lynn was immediatly sex trafficked the very first week she hit the streets. Looking for love in all the wrong places, she fell into numerous arms of various men who masked themselves as boyfriends but were actually ruthless guerilla pimps. After years of beatings, running the streets and prostituting, we got a call from Lynn one night from a phone booth, asking us if we would help her change her life. She gave her heart to God! And we witnessed a sincere change and healing in her heart. We have since been in her life for the past 3 years, and during that time have watched God do amazing things for her and re-uniting her with her immediate family.
But now Lynn is facing a life and death challenge, for she is currently battling fourth stage cancer and staying in a treatment re-hab facility here in Las Vegas. We want to ask for prayer for healing, and that all her needs are met as she goes through chemo and radiation. We also want to bless her with whatever we can provide for her during this difficult time. Here are her needs:
1. Target gift card for tolietries & comfy clothes for her treatments.2. Phone cards (monthly) for her cell to keep in touch with friends and family
Would you agree with us in prayer for Lynn for her healing, and that her immediate needs be met? I have gone through cancer treatment, and know what it feels like to not have immediate needs met while I was attempting to heal. It is scary to say the least. Would you please help us help her?
MISSY: Missy came from a home where her father was a strict military disciplinary. She grew up being raised soely by her father and part time by her aunt, as her mother took off when she was only two. Her father was very controlling, physically & verbally abusive. When she finally moved out as a teen, she met a boy who told her that he loved her and wanted to take her away from the controlling lifestyle of her father. What she didn't know was that he was an undercover pimp! Soon Missy starting exotic strip dancing in the club, which eventually led her to working as a prostitute in the escort services. Against her will, she succombed and gave every dime to her pimp. She later realized that she was being controlled and abused, just like she was when living with her father.
Then Missy became pregnant with her daughter, and knew her life needed to change. Depressed, shamed and stuck with no where to go, she prayed for deliverance. She had her beautiful daughter, and finally had enough courage to leave her pimp and start a new life. We met Missy in Las Vegas when she called us, asking us for support and help as she transitioned out of the sex trafficking lifestyle. Meeting Missy and her daughter was such an amazing experience because of her willingness to change her life so that her daughter could have a life she never had a chance to live!
Missy will be getting her own apartment next week, and we want to bless her with her and her daughters new apartmemt. We are asking for your help as she moves in and starts looking for a job. Here are her needs:
1. Bus card (monthly) $65.002. Cell phone card (Metro PCS) $52.003. Furniture: Adult bed and childs bed with accessories. Dresser, kitchen table and chairs, etc.
Would you help us help Missy with her brand new start in her and her precious daughters life? You will be not only saving one lady from sex trafficking, but helping her beautiful daughter as well!
Lastly, we have a couple of ladies who have been out of the sex trafficking lifestyle for a little while, of whom are working towards their transition and healing, of which many of them are single mothers. They could really use a break as they work their new jobs and save money for their own places to raise their children apart from the abusive fathers. We are in sincere need of:
1. Gas cards 2. Bus passes $65.00 each (monthly) 3. Food cards (Walmart, Smiths, Albersons etc) 4. Toiletry items: dipers, shampoos, lotions, etc. (Target or Walmart cards)
Anything that you can give with any of the above needs--will surely help us help these beautiful ladies! Even if it is 5, 10 or $20!
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Thank you to all of our faithful supporters, your donations to our ministry truly make a difference more than you know. You are part of saving lives from the grips of sex trafficking and helping to change real lives. God bless you.
Hookers For Jesus
"And I will make you fishers of people." Matthew 4:19
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Coming from a crazy sex trafficked past myself, I remember when I got my first place out of what they call "The Life" , and how I needed certain furniture to make it truly my home. I also needed that second chance, and people that would love, support and most of all believe in me.
I believe these ladies whom have been prostituted need a second chance--a good break as they re-establish their lives out of sex trafficking, don't you?
After all, it says in 2 Corinthians 5:17 "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation, the old has gone and the new has come."
Come on somebody! Isn't that just THE greatest news ever? It doens't take just an ex-prostitute to discover this. We all fall short many times, don't we? And some of us sometimes even sell our talents for an unworhty cause without selling our bodies--but we are quick to point out ladies who are in the sex industry as big sinning prostitutes. Sorry to break it to ya folks, but it's the same thing as prostitutiion--look it up.
OUCH! Humble pie time! Anyone got an extra plate?
BUT--You are brand new--it doesn't matter where you've been, what you've done or where you are right now, God takes away your past and shines you up and makes you BRAND NEW.
I don't know about you, but I sure am glad that I am renewed right now and every single morning that I awake, and that God continually gives me "second chances" to live it right. If I didn't believe this for myself and for other girls we reach, the ministry of Hookers For Jesus NEVER would have been born in 2005.
I truly believe that once anyone makes a proclaimation that he/she is going to move forward and purpose to trust Jesus and let God change their life, heart, and direction towards the good, they need to be celebrated! Check out what Jesus said about the prodigal son/daughter who would come home after a life of selfish living:
"For this son of mine was dead and has now returned to life. He was lost, but now he is found. So let the party began." Luke 15:24
Woo hoo! Looks like it's time to jump for joy and get excited! Aren't you happy? We are FOUND! Let's celebrate that these ladies have been freed--including their innocent children and truly show our support by getting their needs met!
We have three lovely ladies with 4 children of whom we have specific needs for who all have their new places to live since they have left the sex industry/sex traffking in Las Vegas. If you know of anyone who has these items or if you have these items yourself, please email me at email@example.com
Needs for girls:
3 twin kids beds
2 vacuum cleaners
2 DVD players (children and faith based movies)
Faith based DVDs and childrens DVDs
1 large kitchen table w/6 chairs
Do you happen to have any of these items? Please let us know!
Did you know that over and over, research shows that giving is one of the best things we can do for ourselves, as well as others? It not only blesses you eternally, but it makes you healthier and HAPPIER! I want to be happy, don't you?
If you would like to give financially to each specific need, you can donate on our paypal at the top of our Facebook page by clicking DONATE or you can simply go to our website www.hookersforjesus.net
God bless you all and have a great weekend!
"And I will teach you how to fish for people." Jesus Matt 4:19
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