Preventing girls and boys from starting in prostitution is an essential part of Shores of Grace. It is our goal to be active at the heart of where all problems begin, which is most of the time at home.
Our goal is to reach the folks in the communities and those living on the street and fill them with the love of God. We want to see them view themselves as sons and daughters of God, be encouraged by how the Lord sees them, and value themselves that they would never feel their worth can be monetized. Many of our ministries also work in prevention but our two ministries that focus on prevention is are Communities and Street Church.
Whether we have a few minutes like it can be at Street Church or we have weeks or years of relationship as it can be in communities, we hope that our investment in their worth and how the Lord works in them through the encounters and the love of God will steer them toward their God-given destiny and dream of a brighter future, one that is full of hope and love instead of the despair they see and experience all around them.
Our Communities ministry is all about breaking the cycles of poverty that lead to prostitution. We build relationships with those within the favelas, slums, and present the true Gospel message through our love, words, time, effort and resources. As long as poverty is a stronghold in these places, prostitution will always be a temptation to be the “quick way out”.
Our rescue home can only hold up to 20 children. However, there are still thousands of children on the streets. In Brazil, 18% of children are homeless. Some 8-year-old girls are already in prostitution and others are being abused and raped. Many boys of the same age have already killed others in the name of credibility. But we believe that in the arms of Jesus, there are no prostitutes or murderers, only sons and daughters. Each week, we go to a public square where many of these kids and their families are gathered. While it may be one of the darkest places, we have seen the Light of the World consistently meet us there.
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