While this site has been sleeping over the past year or so, a lot has been happening behind the scenes. I’ve been working with several different ministries and agencies to help fight trafficking in the Greater Cincinnati area. Most of the work I’ve been doing with Woven 139 focuses on outreach ministry to the women and men who are caught in the cycles of prostitution, poverty, and homelessness. In addition, I’ve had the chance to connect with women in recovery homes through Refuge For Women as they transition from the sex industry to recovery and meaningful employment. Recently, I completed some training with End Slavery Cincinnati to offer informational presentations on human trafficking.
I’m excited to announce that this summer my family and I will be moving back to Massachusetts to begin an outreach ministry for people who are being exploited (both sex and labor) on the south coast. We are specifically focusing on the cities of New Bedford and Fall River. New Bedford is a fishing port of about 95,000 people, and Fall River is a manufacturing city with a population of about 90,000. We are in the very early stages of developing this ministry, but are excited and encouraged by the many possibilities that are already taking shape.
In the next few months I will be shifting to a new blog that will serve as a platform to keep those interested informed about this ministry. If you would like to keep in touch, please begin following this blog and I will make sure you are added to the new one. I’m also happy to hear from you through email if you would prefer to connect that way.
Thanks for your prayers and encouragement. They mean more than you know.