This has been my motto this weekend.
It has been a slow and heartbreaking week at the Atlanta Dream Center.
After a long week full of physical struggles and sickness, tragedy struck on Friday.
Five women from the Refuge for Women in Kentucky were involved in a tragic car accident on the way home from a recovery celebration. Most of the women in that van came straight from Out of Darkness (where I work) within the last few months, including one woman that I took to Starbucks last week.
The Refuge for Women is a long-term recovery program that we partner with. After our women have all of their medical and psychological needs taken care of, we match them with a program that is the best fit for them, and they begin a year-long journey to recovery. This is where our women were when the accident happened.
Six died in the crash, one of them a woman that came from our care. The intern that was driving the van is in critical condition on a ventilator, and two of the women are still in critical condition.
Prayer opportunity #1: Please pray for our Out of Darkness team as we work with our Kentucky partners to take care of our women and their families during this time. Most of our team is also going to Kentucky to take part in the memorial service this week.
Update on last week: My friend (from the last post) ended up getting cleared before her court date, so she didn't have to go! Unfortunately, she decided she wasn't ready for recovery and left the home early this week.
Prayer opportunity #2: Pray for continued safety while driving!
PRAISE: We had a celebration on Wednesday night for our 100th rescue of 2014!!! We have had 250 rescues in the three years we have been up and running and 100 in just the last six months! Praise God!
100 white roses represent 100 women rescued from trafficking so far this year!
Prayer opportunity #4: Please pray for continued health. I have been struggling over the last several days with my normal health problems. Please pray for supernatural energy, rest, and strength.
Thank you all for your continued prayers. Even in the midst of tragedy, God still speaks, and He is showing me how loving and powerful He is every day.