Every year in the U.S. between 15,000 to 50,000 women and children are forced into sexual slavery. Oftentimes, these young women are lured into a relationship with the promise of love and care, only to experience cruelty, control, and bondage. Leslie King was just 15 when she thought she had found the love of her life, only to discover that his real intention was selling her to the highest bidder. Her heartache led to despair with little hope of escape, but God. We hear from Leslie how God delivered her and set her on a path of ministry to help others find freedom and transformation. Listening to this incredible rescue story and rejoice in the work of Sacred Beginnings.
Have you ever considered how the fruits of the Spirit are seen in the way He loves us? Author Jessica Thompson looks to scripture to reveal how we experience love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control as God relates to us moment to moment, day to day. Be encouraged as we consider how God loves us so well and completely and how He desires this love to overflow to others.
Leslie F. King is the founder of Sacred Beginnings, a ministry offering a home, training, and support to women in West Michigan caught in sex trafficking. She is also an activist who travels the nation advocating for trafficked individuals in courtrooms, jails, and protests. Visit sbtp.org to learn more.
Jessica Thompson is an author of several books, including Give them Grace: Dazzle Your Kids with the Love of Christ, and frequent conference speaker. She is part of the podcast Front Porch with the Fitzes, and is the director of church life at RISEN Church in San Diego, California.