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The survivor’s story really impacted me a couple years ago when I heard it. She, a teenager from Ohio at the time she was victimized, said about trafficking in America, “I was crying and praying many times for someone to come and get me out, and no one came.” It stirred a place in my heart as “a sent one”. Why was someone praying this, and not seeing anyone come? I needed to understand more about something that was going on in our world, in our country, that I knew very little about, what I knew was for the most part inaccurate, and at the time, I felt little calling to move toward bold action.

You are a light..let it shine. I have been very normally neighborly with some neighbors. They know that I am in ministry, but recently I understood they know who I am (in Him). They are Jewish..they told me they watched me speaking on You-tube..that was it for them..I knew how to pray, they decided…and, they poured their hearts out. Five years ago their 18 year old, only daughter, ended her life as a result of being bullied. They are still mourning her death, with tears. Oh WOW..people are hurting. My heart went out to them.

We have been praying and will continue for them. I think there will be some beautiful times ahead.

God is Good. He loves people. And, He has you to serve and love them with His Love. Stop being religious. There is a time to leave your Bible in the drawer. Be normal and friendly, without a religious agenda. I was taking out the garbage when we talked that day, not doing planned ministry. Let Him open doors. Eventually they will figure out that you are not your own. You are a light in a dark world. Shine on!

MaryAlice Isleib, COI Director