New Season

It is Spring and I am hearing stories on Facebook about flowers beginning to bloom and weeds starting to sprout in the U.S.  Things don’t change much here in the Dominican Republic from season to season, but we have a new season starting at Oasis.  A new term is beginning at Hope House and four new ladies started the program on Monday.

As I conducted interviews with the women last week, I couldn’t help but think how their lives would be changed in just a matter of months.  Seven ladies showed up to be interviewed but we currently only have room for four in the program at a time due to financial constraints.  My heart was breaking knowing, at least for now, I would have to turn away three of the girls even if they were qualified.  I asked each of the girls a series of questions to get to know them better but I really wanted to know why they wanted to be in the Oasis program.   The answers they gave were so honest and left me with little doubt of who needed this program and who God had begun to prepare.

The four ladies that were chosen range in age from 16 to 26 years old. They are all beautiful girls and are all currently working as prostitutes.  Two of the girls are sisters and are the youngest in the program.  They were forced into this life by their mother and both desperately want a different course for their lives. When asked what she would like to do for a profession if she could be anything, the sixteen year old told me that she wants to do anything else with her life but work the streets.  This just broke my heart because at this age she should not be willing to settle for just “anything else”, but dreaming of all of the possibilities life has to offer.  Having a 16 year old son, I know how he is dreaming and all the hopes he has for his life.  No teenager should have hope taken and I know that God will return her hope and bless her life through the Oasis program.

This is a season of new beginnings for these women, a time of hope for their future.  The Oasis program will offer these women an assortment of different skills to help them earn an income with dignity.  They will learn to sew clothing and home interiors, jewelry making, Bible Study, English class, cosmetology and assistance with finishing high school.   If you would like to help make a difference in the lives of exploited ladies like these, please contact us or donate to Go MAD Ministries.  Without financial supporters like you, we would be unable to fight against human exploitation and make a difference in the lives of these girls and other exploited individuals and communities.

Blessings,

Renee

Go MAD

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2 Responses to “New Season”

  1. Precious Says:

    OCPObrigado, um Feliz Natal para ti e respectiva família!:)André AzevedoObrigado, Grandes Festas de Natal e Ano Novo para ti e para a tua família, Anoui!;)OptimrsObregadd, espero que também tenhas um bom Natal de preferência com muita BD!:D

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