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From Slavery to Salvation


Sarah* and Julie*, two workers at the One Brothel project, waited at the metro to meet Laura* and Winnie* as they usually did on Friday afternoons. Whether it was going to a nearby park, hiking through the mountains, or sitting at a table doing a craft, this had become a fun and laid-back time where they could get to know each other and hear what was going on during the week. Laura and Winnie started working at the bakery in March. Since then both Laura and Winnie had professed their faith in Christ. 

This week Winnie was in her hometown, so Sarah, Julie and Laura walked together to a park. After a fun time of throwing a Frisbee, lying in a hammock and talking, they were hot and ready to sit down. They walked across the street, got a drink and sat down inside an air-conditioned café. 

As they talked, Laura began to share how much she had been growing in her relationship with Christ. Her expression was excited and animated as she shared how before she was a believer she would be embarrassed if she were with someone who prayed out loud in public. Recently, however, two of her friends had come to visit her and when they went out to eat she wanted to thank God for the food and knew that praying out loud was also a testimony to those who were around her. She talked about how she was excited for the opportunities she had to share the Gospel with her two friends who were not believers and that God gave her courage when she prayed to Him. 

Praise God for the ways that He is working in the lives of Winnie and Laura! Continue to ask Him for a great harvest among commercially exploited women!

“Then He said, ‘to what shall we liken the kingdom of God? Or with what parable shall we picture it? It is like a mustard seed which, when it is sown on the ground, is smaller than all the seeds on earth; but when it is sown, it grows up and becomes greater than all herbs, and shoots out large branches, so that the birds of the air may nest under its shade.’” Mark 4:30-32

*names changed

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