I am so excited that some of our Christos family is partnering up with my work organization Out of Darkness to run/walk/crawl/crab walk a 5k on May 10th! Your running is benefiting your own body and health, but it’s doing SO MUCH MORE than that! I want to share and encourage you in the work that YOU’RE doing by supporting Out of Darkness and the women we serve. The ministry works to rescue women out of all forms of the sex industry, including prostitution, stripping and pornography. God is doing beyond what we could even imagine right now with continuous rescues of women off the streets and even favor in some of the strip clubs that we pray for weekly. I want to share a story of God’s power from last Friday’s Princess Night. Princess Night is an event every Friday night where any willing volunteers pile into two or three 15 passenger vans and go to an area known for prostitution and strip clubs to pray for and minister to men and women in the area who are living in bondage. The vans stop to give roses and cards to the women we see walking the streets and offer them prayer and encouragement. Here’s an amazing testimony of God’s hand at work from this past Friday:
“God had prepared the way for the team and as they approached the area where they deliver roses, they felt led to stop at a local strip club. The team was given favor and invited inside. Again, favor continued as the strip club staff rounded up some of the women to receive roses. The women were amazed that God came to show His mighty love for them that night and many asked questions and received prayer. His favor continued as the team walked into the main dance floor and they proceeded to hand out roses to the women on stage. They were all in tears at God’s great love for them. The D.J. asked the bouncer who our team was and when he told them they were from the church, the D.J. announced over the speakers that “Faith is in the House!” The message given to the women was that “God sent us in here tonight to tell you He knows you and loves you!” All 24 roses were given out that night. Lives were changed and God broke through the darkness and shined His piercing light into hearts that needed Him.”
I want to thank each of you who are participating in the 5k or who pray for us at Out of Darkness for being a part of the work of bringing freedom to these precious women! There’s still time to sign up and join the “T-rex runs a 5k” team at https://www.firstgiving.com/team/261206.