“The gospel—how does it work?” That’s perhaps the most beautiful question Faith Garland has ever heard.
As a missionary serving at the Send Relief Ministry Center in downtown Boston, Faith often finds herself in alleyways and near strip clubs looking for women who are looking for help. “In anti-trafficking and sexual abuse awareness work, you have to remember that everyone you meet is searching for Christ’s perfect love,” she says. “They just don’t always know they’re seeking Christ.”
Not long ago, one of the women Faith met on the street showed up at the ministry center. Faith and her volunteers had invited her to come and help make jewelry that they hand out to women on the street. And God used bracelets and earrings to draw out that gospel question.
“We made jewelry and talked for two hours,” Faith says. “There’s a stereotype that women who are homeless or working the clubs want to be there. It’s because of tough life circumstances they find themselves there and looking for a way out.”
“In this ministry, we get to do the loving. But ultimately Christ has to change their hearts.”
- Faith and her volunteers to build witnessing relationships with people who are trafficked or abused.
- More churches to learn about and join the fight against human trafficking.
- Endurance, encouragement and safety for Faith and her volunteer teams and for future staffing needs.