This image was actually taken in Athens, Greece when I was with a group of fellow students at Nea Zoi Ministries summer 2015. Nea Zoi and Threads of Hope Ministries faithfully love those in need one by one.
Beyond this street begins “The Red light district” where prostitution is legal. Women and children are human trafficked there from parts of Europe, Africa and other locations. It is disgusting. The dilapidated buildings are painted with pretty colors that cannot disguise the chains that you see across the windows. Ironically the black statue in the middle of the square on the left of the picture is called “The fallen angel” and points directly to the beginning of the district were girls and women are trapped and used for profit and tourism.
Yet God has a plan of deliverance for these ladies….one by one. The Gospel can give them the confidence and healing they need but action needs to be taken. By us.
Certainly we need to spend ourselves in behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed women and girls. Part of we are called to do includes faithful prayer. Can we please pray together for the Lord’s guidance?
Lord please help us not to forget those who are hungry and oppressed. Show us what to do Lord. Please help us to put our faith into daily action because “faith without works is dead”.
Please encourage those suffering girls and women. Show them your true love and faithfulness God. I pray your light will shine in that darkness Lord.
Just as you ended legal slavery in the United States and people like me can be free Lord you can do it again. Please set the captives free. Use us Lord to do our part.
In Jesus name amen.
Annually attracts hundreds of students from around the world.
High level workshop comprised of intense technical and spiritual training, conducted by the artists of Ballet Magnificat’s professional touring companies and staff who guide the young dancers to develop their potential and seek God’s direction for their lives.
Classes offered in ballet, pointe, variations (Ballet Magnificat repertoire), pas de deux, jazz, conditioning, and improvisation.
In addition, the schedule includes daily chapel and small group discipleship.
Anti–Human Trafficking with Nea Zoi and Threads of Hope, Athens Greece
Ministry opportunity to learn from Nea Zoi (New Life) and Threads of Hope (sewing business for survivors) Ministries in Athens, Greece through Liberty University Group Counseling course.
Street ministry and prayer walks in “red light district” ,
Bible study with Greek volunteers and classes on human trafficking and prostitution by Nea Zoi leadership.
Greece is a key transit and destination country for many women and children who are being trafficked for the purpose of sexual exploitation originating primarily from Eastern Europe and Soviet Bloc countries Nigeria, and Brazil.
Nea Zoi serves as a refuge to women and men enslaved in the human trafficking industry through the “local church and community… other populations are served by the ministry as well.
Bible studies outreach, Easton, PA
Conducted informally and spontaneously.
Met with various friends at several locations to teach them the Word of God.
Matthew: 14-16 (MSG)
14-16 “Here’s another way to put it: You’re here to be light, bringing out the God-colors in the world.
God is not a secret to be kept. We’re going public with this, as public as a city on a hill.
If I make you light-bearers, you don’t think I’m going to hide you under a bucket, do you?
I’m putting you on a light stand. Now that I’ve put you there on a hilltop, on a light stand—shine!
Keep open house; be generous with your lives. By opening up to others, you’ll prompt people to open up with God, this generous Father in heaven.
Heloise "Lois" Ridley, MBA
Speaker for Family Concerns
*Character Based internet safety
*Parenting in Crisis
*Career Launch support
*Anti Human Trafficking
* Character Training
* Identity Development
The Ridleys homeschooled their 6 kids in PA
2 kids have flown away and 4 still nesting.