Victoria's Friends is a 501(c)3 non-profit whose mission is to provide spiritual support, physical restoration, and training to women working in the sex industry.

Thanksgiving 2014
Wednesday, 26 November 2014 10:29   

It's amazing that we are rapidly approaching the holidays!

Just wanted to get a letter out to thank you all for an unbelievable year! The harvest is rich and ripe, and we are excited! Let's look at a few of our God-stories. Many of you know that Boomers Strip Club was forced to close last January. Many ladies were forced out with no jobs and no notice. One lady we've been blessed to get to know was pregnant and already on her way out the door when she met our team. We are so proud of Shirley for leaving Boomers and having her baby girl. The first year of pulling out of the sex industry was difficult, especially with a child. However, Shirley has stayed the course and is making it because of donors like you! We currently have close to 15 single mothers who are in the process of or have already left the clubs and street life.

Shirley and baby at fall festival

Sequoyia left her pimp back in January. She accepted Christ and was baptized Easter weekend! As often happens, she got confused and went back to her old lifestyle! By divine intervention her pimp was arrested, and Sequoyia has come back to us! We are SO grateful that she is alive and are proud to announce she was accepted to Wellspring Living for their program! So delighted that God saved her for such a time as this! Thank you, faithful donors, for making the resources available for us to rescue this precious one!

Sequoyia with her basket of love

Sequoyia at VF 15th anniversary celebration

So many are leaving the streets and their pimps and being set free! The hotline has been busy! Praise God that we are able to get the ladies to safety quickly! Another partner of ours is the House of Cherith, with City of Refuge! This is a beautiful home offered for victims of sex trafficking. We are having great success getting the ladies into the home. A pastor called with two 19-year-olds who had escaped from their pimp. Within 2 hours they were safely taken to the home. Another precious lady from Africa barely escaped death from a pimp. She found herself in a hospital bed where she found out about Victoria's Friends. Again, she left the hospital with a safety net of love and was escorted to the House of Cherith! I am so grateful to my team who worked hard to make sure all 4 of these ladies were safe and sound!

Victoria praying over the ladies from the House of Cherith at VF 15th anniversary!

We have a quiver full of not only ladies from the streets but ladies making it out of the clubs. We have many in need of Christmas and financial support this year! Please consider these precious ladies for your year-end donations! We thank you all so much for your faithful and tremendous support! We are running baskets of love monthly throughout the year and weekly as we approach Christmas. Christmas is a lonely time for the ladies as they are estranged from their families! Many are desperate dancing to raise funds to feed their children. Confused and lost. These gifts are often are the only gifts they receive. Certainly the only thing they receive for free.

We are running $2,000 to $5,000 per lady to transition them out of the sex industry! Please consider giving these ladies a chance at life and to be loved and to know the love of Christ!

We love you all and wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday.

Love, Victoria

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