Scarlet Hope – Journal Entry #64 – December 3rd 2009
â€œTherefore Jesus said again, “I tell you the truth, I am the gate for the sheep. I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved. He will come in and go out, and find pasture. The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.â€- John 10:7, 9-10
Reporting: Hannah D.
Team: Allyson H., Kamille B., Mandy L.
It was a very cold Thursday night and what is better than Hot chili and corn bread to warm up their bodies. Sometimes I never know what is going to happen each time we go. But all we care about is that we show up and love these women at any possible opportunity. It is such a humbling privilege just to serve! There are no words to describe the joy that we feel when we get hugged and kissed every week by Gods “beautifully broken” daughters.
Reporting:Â Rachelle S.
Team:Â Jessica L., Amy B., Natalie G.
Tonight was Chili and oddly enough ice cream sundae night!Â Â It was a perfect night for the chili as it started to get really chilly outside.Â Â It brought a good dose of warmth to the ladies hearts.
It was abnormally loud once again in the club, but I have noticed several things that drive that.Â Â The more patrons that are in the club, the more girls they put on the schedule.Â The more girls and patrons they have the louder the music goes and the more drinks the men buy.Â There was one man in the club who was completely drunk dancing around.Â Â I saw him buying drinks for girls left and right.Â Â That sadly is how most of them make their money at this particular club.Â Selling drinks.Â Â One of the dancers told me that a lot of times when the man has gotten drunk and he’s buying the girls drinks the bartender will start putting water in the girls shot glasses instead of alcohol.Â Â To keep them from getting drunk.
I am learning a lot about the world of addiction and seduction.Â Â This is the world they live in.Â Â One that the enemies hands and feet are all over! Â Â God’s relentless love can save them from this pit of hell…it takes God’s people choosing to
We talked to one of the DJ’s JO for awhile last night. He is very very concerned about one of the girls in the club, because she has thrown her life down the drain he say’s going to a methadone program.Â He said she needs some spiritual intervention. Â Â The only problem is she doesn’t have a home, car or phone so it makes it very difficult to get together with her because she sleeps at different friends houses. Â She ONLY works at the club to support this program.
Since it was very busy in the club we didn’t get a lot of time to talk to the girls.Â But we met several new dancers and served them plates.
When we were getting ready to leave one of the girls pulled me to the side and said “i am so embarrassed about last week…?”Â I said for what?Â she answered “when you all came in last week I was so drunk, I didn’t even know what I was doing….” she said “she is so embarrassed and never wants us to see her like that again.. I told herÂ “girl, we don’t remember the bad parts about you, we remember how much we want to Love you and care for you….”Â She gave me a kiss on my cheek and hugged me really tight. Â Â It was a precious moment.
Quick update on a few of the girls from this club.
D – Arianna has been taken back by her birth mother.Â It was a horribly sad situation that came up about a week and half ago. Â The birth mother took her back the night before D was to get full custody of her in court. Â Â We do not have any idea where Arianna is. Â The mother did not have a home or car when she took her back and she hasn’t been seen since. Â Please please please pray for Arianna.
D also lost her job at the club after 13 years. So D is looking for a job. Â If you know of any jobs please contact me right away.
RX -Â Got fired from the club as well.Â She has been on the run for 9 months and is wanting to turn herself in.Â She has a 2 year old little boy in Indianapolis that she wanted to go and see before she turned herself in because she knows she is going to be in jail for awhile. Â So she was supposed to be seeing him this week and then she asked me if I would take her to jail tomorrow morning. Â Please pray for this situation.Â It’s something that breaks every piece of my heart listening to the whole story and knowing that she just desperately needs Love and help.
God is allowing us to stay in contact with a lot of girls that ‘USED’ to work in this industry.Â Â Some still do they just move to different clubs, but several of them are looking for new jobs or have gotten a new job.Â Â Â Please continue to pray for them.
Rachelle & The Scarlet Hope Team