The Survivors...

Last Monday, we went to see how the Salvation Army run a project called 'The Survivors.' The women that are invited and attend are local prostitutes, either current or previous. It was a great turn out, between thirty and forty women showed up. We were told that there are normally many more, which highlighted how many have and are selling their bodies to survive in the town we live in. We were shocked at the various ages of these women. The work the Salvation Army is doing with them has only began last year, but it really is great. Their aim is to build relationships and teach each individual skills and abilities, perhaps making things to sell out of recycling or cheap materials, in order to ...sell. Their hope is that once each person finds something that they can do well, they will decide to make and sell these other things, instead of their bodies. We are fascinated at whether these women will change. We can learn a lot from this work as many widows also end up opting to sell their bodies in able to provide food for their families. They loose hope.  They do not value themselves, they just see poverty. Please pray for us as we prepare to go along to these meetings once a month. Pray that we will learn, and that we will get the knowledge and wisdom we need to also help the women on our radars!

Kelly StrongComment