Hot off the presses! :)
1. I’m Raising Money for The Covering House
You guys have heard me mention The Covering House before as one of the two charities that Wes and I give to monthly. They are raising money to open a safe home for girls under the age of 18 who have been victims of human trafficking, sex trafficking, forced prostitution, sexual slavery, etc. They have a full-scale care plan in place created by psychologists and social workers that is designed to bring healing to these girls and to help them lead a normal life once again. They have received enough requests for help to be able to fill their home twice over with victims, but they can’t help anyone at all until they can actually pay for the house.
They just launched The Covering Campaign to raise the rest of the funds they need to buy and sustain the home for 6 months. Once this capital is raised, they can start helping girls recover. So thats where we come in!! I’ve started a fundraising team to help them reach their goal. Please go to my page to donate and spread the word like crazy!! Be a part of rescuing girls from slavery. This is justice! Even just $5 or $10 will help.
Here is the link to my fundraising page: http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/sarahardis/the-covering-campaign-2012-covering-st-louis
Go donate now! Then come back and read #2 below. :)
2. Some…Ehem.. Career Changes
Well, I’ve officially resigned from my job at Wildweek. Gasp ! I’ll still be working there for a while – probably through the end of the summer – as I am training my replacement. So, my dear Wildweek friends and youth pastors, we don’t have to start saying goodbye right away. But I’ve been praying seriously about this for a little over a month and I feel it’s time to step away. I love the work of WW with all my heart, but God wants me to have more time to dedicate to the poor and oppressed. I don’t have a new job lined up and I won’t start looking until we know for sure when my replacement here will be able to start on her own. I don’t even have a clue what my new job is supposed to be, other than I need to devote a large chunk of my week to serving the suffering. So we’ll see! I’ll keep you guys posted. I feel a little like Abram venturing out into the wilderness with some vague concept of the promise land in his mind and completely dependent on God to lead him there. Who knows where I’ll end up?
So, please pray for the Covering House and the dear girls suffering in the motel rooms and truck cabs. (And donate so THC can get them out!!) And please pray for me as God draws my heart further and further away from those work and affirmation idols. Yeah, quitting a job with no other job lined up is doing a doozy on those idols right about now. (And on my sleep.) Pray He be glorified in everything.