Give & Take: June 11-15
I wasn’t going to share this here. I thought I would only post this on my personal facebook wall. You see, I was going to post something more typical of a fundraising post. Something more flashy and corporate. But the more I thought about it, this post shares my heart more than probably anything I’ve written before. And there’s no better place to share my heart than in the place my heart resides. Right here at Dirty Girls Ministries.
Thank you for taking a few minutes to read on…
(or donate now).
I am not tooting my own horn (I promise), but I have always been a financially generous person. Not because I had a lot of money, but because I knew what I had was not my own.
Buying someone’s lunch, giving toward a mission trip, helping a friend adopt a a child, or even donating toward the medical expenses of a cancer patient … just didn’t phase me.
I gave because I could give.
One of the hardest things about leaving my 9-5 job nearly 18 months ago to pursue Dirty Girls Ministries full-time and now being back in college, was knowing I wouldn’t be able to just give whenever I wanted to give. Mainly because I wouldn’t have anything to give. And that’s been the case.
Even sponsoring my sweet Phaphama in South Africa has been a tremendous challenge.
This journey of running a non-profit is not one that I planned to be on. I don’t find it easy or enjoyable to ask my friends and family (and strangers) to donate toward my ministry. I find it uncomfortable to say, “if you donate, then I might be able to get paid a little.” Because after all, I chose to do this thing. I chose to walk away from the security of a paycheck.
But those are the things that I have to do.
Because God chose to bring me to this place. It is Him who has created this passion for women in my heart. And it is Him who made a way in the desert in my own life all those years ago.
I’ve been set apart to do this work. Just as you have a work that God has set you a part to do. Whether you have discovered what that is yet or not.
Ephesians 2:10, “For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”
I know that not a lot of people understand what I do. Or why I do it. I know that talking about pornography and sex is uncomfortable. And I know this kind of work goes against the status quo. There are many websites out there who would like nothing more than for me to close up shop on this whole thing.
But there are 1000+ women in our online community today who depend on us. Who depend on me and my other volunteer staff (Jenny, Lauren and Stephanie) for the tools we offer that provide them with help, hope and healing from pornography and sexual addiction – through complete surrender to Christ and through authentic community of believing sisters to hold them accountable.
They don’t get this kind of help from the world. And unfortuntely, they don’t get this kind help from the Church either.
Which is why we need your help in order for us to keep helping them. We know it is more comfortable to give toward starving children and clean water. Those are absolutely noble causes – ones I have given to myself.
But over the next week (June 11-15), we are asking you to please prayerfully consider supporting Dirty Girls Ministries in a financial way.
Each and every cent given goes directly to the operating costs of our programs and services that provide help, hope and healing for women with pornography and sexual addiction. These gifts also allow everything we do to be free of charge. Any gift, of any size, makes a difference.
And all financial contributions made to Dirty Girls Ministries are tax-deductible in the United States.
Thank you in advance for your prayers and generosity.
Founder, Dirty Girls Ministries
You can also mail your check or cash donation to:
Dirty Girls Ministries
PO Box 860344
Shawnee, KS 66286
Please make checks payable to Dirty Girls Ministries.
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*Dirty Girls Ministries is a 501 (c) (3) non profit charitable organization. Contributions may be tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law in the United States only.