Are you trying to CONVERT the Ladies?
We get asked this question often. It usually is accompanied by a look of bewilderment followed by Why are you doing this?
The obvious answer is No, we are not trying to convert these Ladies. Jesus gives all of us Free Will. It is their choice to come to know and have a relationship with Jesus. We are planting seeds and Jesus brings water and growth should the Ladies choose to follow Him.
Our goal of strip club outreach is carrying the Gospel to those who may not know The Good News and sharing Jesus' Love while being genuine and non judgemental. Jesus didn't judge the prostitute when her accusers came to Him. (John 8:1-11) We may be the only connection to Jesus these Ladies may have and we want them to see Jesus in and through us. We want His Light to shine brightly into the darkness.
When Jesus is asked what is the greatest commandment in the Book of Matthew, He answers: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.' This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” ~ Matthew 22:37-40 NIV
Sufficient Grace Outreach loves these Ladies because Jesus loves them first! No matter what they do or don't do, Christ LOVES them!
~ And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
1 Corinthians 13:13 NIV
Another question we get asked is, We'll if you aren't trying to convert them, aren't you condoning them to continue in sin? I don't believe we are. We are meeting them right where they are at and engaging in conversation and developing relationships with them. After all, this is exactly what Jesus does with each of us. He meets us right where we are at and longs for a relationship with us. We may be at the bottom of the bottle, the top of the mountain, or somewhere between and Jesus will meet us. We want to do the same with these Ladies. By bringing in monthly gift bags, painting their dressing room to make it brighter, buying them trunks to put their clothes in and off the floor, providing them with an amazing Thanksgiving meal right in their dressing room, and providing encouragment through our devotional board, we are loving on them and showing them Jesus' Love!
We are always looking for ideas, materials, and/or gifts for our gifts bags and themes for our devotional boards. Please email suggestions and/or information on items you may want to donate to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We also have room for volunteers on our team. We ask volunteers to attend 3 call outreaches before volunteering on our strip club outreach team. Contact us at email@example.com for more information.
Our most High and Heavenly Father, we Thank You for allowing Sufficient Grace to go into the dressing room of the strip club. We long to be Your Hands and Feet to show these Ladies Your Love, Mercy and Grace. May You continue to give us Favor for this outreach and many seeds to be planted, watered, and grown. We pray over our volunteers, supporters, and those we serve. Lord, bring many harvesters to Your Field. As Your Word instructs us, we will trust You with all of our hearts, acknowledging You in everything we do. (Proverbs 3:5) All Glory is Yours. We pray all of this in Your Mighty and Awesome Name, Amen.