In Pastor AJ's sermon on Sunday (Nov.12) we were encouraged to hear the great things that are happening through HEY. Here's what the month of October looked like for them:
1. HEY is in the schools! Over 600 students have seen their presentation and 8 more schools are already booked before Christmas.
2. Awareness is growing. Christina Wheeler, the Program Development Coordinator for Open Door Centre, had the honour of sitting on a panel for Inspire Justice Halifax where more than 50 community members came out to learn how they can play their part to end sex trafficking. Pray for real action and initiatives to come from the event!
3. HEY is getting to help frontline workers. School guidance counsellors, from a local school that's been greatly affected by trafficking, sought HEY out to educate themselves on serving trafficked youth for their PD day. What an honour to resource the people working so hard to serve youth every day!
4. Victims and survivors are reaching out. Pray for those who have already reached out to the Open Door Centre. Perhaps even more pressing, pray for those who need help but must overcome great fear and danger in order to reach out for help!
Christina Wheeler had generous words for the Centre's Mission Partnership Team, of which Deep Water is a part: "THANK YOU. I've been in awe lately about what a privilege it is to have this incredible team standing firm behind me as I persevere in the mission God has put on all our hearts! Your faithful investment and prayers enable me to work opposing sex trafficking every day and, for that, I am grateful."
Let's continue to support and prayer for the Open Door Centre as they bring hope to Halifax (you can find a few specific prayer requests at the bottom of this post).