Stepping Into More

This has been the year to look back and remember, one of constant change and growth. We are not exactly sure what is waiting around the corner, but we are certain it is more, and it is big. We feel a call to be brave! And each day is filled with hope of more. 

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We have held many little faces in our hands and whispered words that echo what we know and preach to ourselves... 

 

“I don’t know what’s coming, but it will be good.”

“There is more.”

“You were made for more.”

“God will make you brave.”

“You are not alone.”

 

We are determined to be faithful with what is in our hand. We keep reminding ourselves of where we have come from and this truth that has become our motto- “If you are faithful in little, you will be faithful with much.” We keep marveling in the reality that we now walk in the “much” of the “little” we held in years past and believe that we now stand in the “little” of what tomorrow holds.

 

We started in the barrio. With dirt floors and a treacherous walk up. We started where our girls lived. Above the streets that once named them. We were convinced that our small beginnings would be transformed little by little. Step by step. Through it all we have been growing in our endurance, in our belief that as we put one foot in front of the other we are being faithful to the calling we first received. We have stopped wondering when we’ll get to the top of the mountain, but rather, what else is there for us along the way, what new territory will we encounter, what else will be required of us?

 

We live in this tension. In a place where deep pain is met by true promise. We live on the front lines. As advocates, ambassadors, counselors, mothers. We’re with every girl in their healing. We are determined to see them overcome every wound. Stepping into the trenches, we become acquainted with their scars and every detail of their stories. We are truly convinced of our purpose as we see every one of our girls through their journey of rescue, refuge and restoration. And there are more, so many more. One at a time we reach out to them and bring them close to whisper...

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“I don’t know what’s coming, but it will be good.”

“There is more.”

“You were made for more.”

“God will make you brave.”

“You are not alone.” 

Joy Reyes