Hi Friends, this is the last podcast of the year! I will be taking December off from posting podcasts but will return in January with many amazing stories to share! Please reach out to me if you have a story you would like to tell or you know someone who has said “YES!” to a greater calling on their lives!
I am thrilled to be able to introduce you to Brooke Crowder. Brooke is the founder of The Refuge. The Refuge for DMST (Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking) has a very specific mission: To provide trauma-informed, long-term restoration shelter and services to girls 11-17 years old, who have been exploited through sex trafficking.
I first met Brooke when I saw a video in our church of a survivor sharing her story and I couldn’t get her off my mind. Brooke and I met for coffee and talked about the plans for The Refuge and the possibility of me teaching Holy Yoga there. Listen in to the podcast to hear Brooke’s story of how God called her to create The Refuge!
Visit the website at: https://therefugeaustin.org There are many ways to donate and volunteer and support The Refuge. Please join us in prayer as they are in the building stage now and eager to be able to have beds available for girls who need one. I’m so grateful to Brooke for her work and for sharing her story here!
Hi Friends! I’m posting the podcast a little early because it’s Thanksgiving week which is busy so I wanted to get it out to you in advance! I’m praying you all have a blessed Thanksgiving!!
I’m excited to introduce you to my friend, Terri Ingraham. She is the founder of beLydia. Terri created beLydia as a modern day woman’s response to the Gospel. She had a dream to create a movement to unleash the power of Christian women and it is literally exploding!
beLydia Gatherings have been and will be hosted at churches and other places to raise awareness and funds for organizations that care for women and girls who have been trafficked or those vulnerable to trafficking. Listen in to hear where the funds go! On the podcast, Terri shares the story of how God placed this calling on her life. Her story gives, “Dream Big” a whole new meaning!
Right now, Terri is looking for 5 people that love social media and are interested in helping be the virtual campaign team for beLydia. She needs people to help share posts on social media. If this sounds fun to you, please email Terri at .
If you are in Austin, please plan to attend the next beLydia event which is December 1st. The link to sign up is on the Facebook page.
Thank you for listening to the podcast! I would love it if you would share with friends on social media. If you are listening on iTunes, please take a moment to rate, review and subscribe – I’m so grateful!
Please continue to pray for survivors and victims of sex trafficking and help support the organizations that are working to bring them hope and healing!
I’m excited to share my conversation with Jessica Eileen Drogosz! She is an artist and photographer and teacher and advocate for women in Haiti. She has founded Sa Voix in Haiti which exists to help young women find their voice through the arts. You can find more information at savoix.com. It’s amazing what Sa Voix is doing to empower young women!