Trafficking Justice June 2017 Prayer Update
Whispers of Hope
Psalm 108:1-6 “My heart, O God, is steadfast; I will sing and make music with all my soul. Awake, harp and lyre! I will awaken the dawn. I will praise you, Lord, among the nations; I will sing of you among the peoples. For great is your love, higher than the heavens; your faithfulness reaches to the skies. Be exalted, O God, above the heavens; let your glory be over all the earth. Save us and help us with your right hand, that those you love may be delivered.”
•Praise God for the freedom that we have due to the commitment of many men and women veterans who have served us well, even to the point of death. •Praise God for His sovereign hand over the comings and goings of women at Whispers of Hope. We are also amazed at the way he brings people to help at just the right time and with purposes we had no way of knowing we needed. •Praise God for calls this past week from women interested in an intensive counseling session and the residential program.
•Please pray for the women who have come and gone from the Farm as there can be many challenges as they move forward. We do continue to be a source of support for those who desire it. •Please pray for more work crews willing to come and work! It is amazing how much can get done with a hard working team of folks! •Please pray for future Bible study leaders! There is one week left in our current study and then an evening of fellowship and prayer before we start another study. •Please pray for anyone who might have experience training donkeys to drive a cart :)! We would love help!
Psalm 108: 7-13 “God has spoken from his sanctuary: “In triumph I will parcel out Shechem and measure off the Valley of Sukkoth. Gilead is mine, Manasseh is mine; Ephraim is my helmet, Judah is my scepter. Moab is my washbasin, on Edom I toss my sandal; over Philistia I shout in triumph.” Who will bring me to the fortified city? Who will lead me to Edom? Is it not you, God, you who have rejected us and no longer go out with our armies? Give us aid against the enemy, for human help is worthless. With God we will gain the victory, and he will trample down our enemies.”
•Pray for one woman who is pregnant. Pray for safety in the pregnancy as well as a stable and safe living environment. •Praise God for one woman’s family that is re-uniting after 10 years! Pray for her and her journey through the recent completion of SOS and venture into a new chapter in life. •Pray for one woman who is struggling with depression. Pray that she knows her true value in Christ and that God would begin to use her and her story to help others. •Pray for one woman who is fighting for custody of her son. Pray for a safe and stable living environment for this family.
Psalm 113:1-3 “Praise the Lord. Praise the Lord, you his servants; praise the name of the Lord.
Let the name of the Lord be praised, both now and forevermore. From the rising of the sun to the place
where it sets, the name of the Lord is to be praised.”
•Pray for one woman whose daughter was violently murdered a few years ago. The mother is starting to reach out to us (TJ Leadership Member) because she feels that more was going on than was found out in the investigation. oPray for God to provide for her needs, what He wants revealed and for her to know how He plans to use it for her healing and His purposes. •TJ is partnering with the Awaken Justice Rally! This is a worship, training, and outreach event during the Super Bowl! Please pray that volunteers come forward to serve. Current volunteer needs are as follows: Finance Handler, Volunteer Coordinator, Registration Volunteers, Hospitality Volunteers... •Pray for doors to continue opening at schools and church youth groups for us to be able to speak to teens about trafficking and what they can do to prevent it. •Pray for wisdom as we be plan events for 2017 and Freedom Weekend events for 2018. •Pray for churches we've been in contact with recently who are interested in forming justice ministries -- that God would raise up people in those fellowships who are justice champions. •Trinity Church is praising God for a husband and wife team that is desiring to start a support group for those struggling with sexual addiction. They will be attending the Pure Desire seminar in Oct at Grace church. oPlease pray for them as they step out boldly in this area to help others! •Trinity Church is sending a team to the Dominican Republic Aug 5-12. Part of our time there will be to meet and pray with the staff at IJM. Valerie will be educating the team on trafficking in the DR based on the information she received from IJM through her previous trip with them. oPlease pray for our team so that their eyes are open to the injustice as well as to how great our God is!
Psalm 113:4-6 “The Lord is exalted over all the nations, his glory above the heavens. Who is like the Lord our God,
the One who sits enthroned on high, who stoops down to look on the heavens and the earth?”
•Pray for a new resident and her 8 month old as they settle into our transitional home – praise for a crib being donated the 1st day! •We are asking God for Residential Volunteers who are needed as leases turn over in August! •Pray for a current resident who is nearing graduation – for her leadership within the transitional home and continued growth and success as she completes our program and contemplates her next steps. •Pray for the launch of our Purple Light Project as we try to engage more individuals and churches in the fight against sex trafficking as we head to the SuperBowl and beyond. •Pray for the smooth restructuring of staff responsibilities as we work with new hires and roles •Continue to pray for the 22 year old we referred to Sgt Carter – she is hesitant to enter a program because she thinks of them as “group homes”. She needs a safe place to stay. •Praise God for TJ’s Amanda Casey coming to speak at next Tuesday’s Training and Testimony •Pray for Source’s connections with pastors/churches and clearly communicate the importance of trafficking so they can join the fight through the Purple Light Project
Jeromy Darling Ministry
Psalm 113:7-9 “He raises the poor from the dust and lifts the needy from the ash heap; he seats them with princes, with the princes of his people. He settles the childless woman in her home as a happy mother of children. Praise the Lord.”
•Pray for Jeromy who is working with state legislators to get porn established as a public health crisis! God is opening crazy doors there, pray for that •Pray for Jeromy’s national tour and film coming out on porn. oPray that God would amplify the film nationally and that it would open doors for Jeromy’s speaking tour and for the Gospel! •Pray for Jeromy’s personal safety.