|Reflect Hope (and Gratitude)
By Sherry Earnhardt, Reflect Hope Coordinator
This month for the Reflect Hope update, I want to divert your focus for just a moment from our girls to someone else who is quite special to all of us. For the past two years an unnamed servant has tirelessly, month after month provided the pampering bags for our visits into the clubs. Many of you have read our updates over that time and you are aware of how her offerings have made immeasurable differences for the girls. These are girls who will never know her name. They may pass her on the street and have no idea of the blessings her dedication has poured into their lives. She has heaped love, beauty, truth, and comfort onto them without ever physically being in their presence.
Mrs. Doris Yost has sown seeds of righteousness into the clubs and we the Reflect Hope Team were able to see firsthand the joy her gifts brought to a dark place. She designed each bag to carry the love of Christ to girls who may not see it in any other way. She told them each month, you are beautiful, you are worthy and you are loved. Her gift of knit hats to them was the catalyst to a night of joy and picture taking as the girls squealed with laughter at all the selfies! For one of those joyful girls it was only a matter of days before her life ended way too soon. On our next visit, her friends pulled those photos out and we remembered together and smiled.
Because of Mrs. Yost’s faithfulness that precious girl was able to hear about the forgiveness and salvation of Christ. I don’t know what her response to Him was, and that is left to be answered in eternity. For now, we just simply follow where He leads and do what He asks us to do while he keeps working miracles around us. He takes bar stool chats and turns them into Holy Ground. He takes the simplest of gestures and brings about redemption. He takes a pampering bag and lights a path to salvation.
But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood,
a holy nation, God’s special possession,
that you may declare the praises of him who
called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.
1 Peter 2:9
May we all strive to set the darkness ablaze one simple act of faithfulness at a time. For His Glory!
If you have a passion for reaching the lost for the Lord, please pray about joining us in our adult entertainment ministry: Reflect Hope
. Each month, we enter the clubs in Salisbury, NC to build relationships with the girls and hand-deliver a bag of goodies. We pray over each bag before it is delivered, and we have been able to help a few women get out of the industry. We also have a need for a Pampering Bag Coordinator (Salisbury).
This person will be in charge of putting together approximately 20 "pampering" bags each month which are distributed to the girls on the night we visit the clubs. To join in this vital ministry, please contact Mitzi Weber at 704-762-1261 or write to email@example.com.