I am very passionate about how sharing the gospel and biblical discipleship can go hand in hand with mercy/social justice ministries. One way that I really enjoy bringing the two together is through counseling from a biblical perspective.
One of the components of my ministry work is called The Butterfly Ministry, a ministry which I co-lead. This ministry reaches out to ladies in prostitution. We serve the ladies through evangelism, discipleship, and then supporting them through the exiting process of the prostitution industry. One of our goals in the process is also to get them connected to a local church. This ministry really focuses in on holistic discipleship to help the women lead transformed lives as healthy moms, productive members of society, and disciples of Christ.
Another branch of my ministry focuses on anti-trafficking work. In this work specifically, I focus on anti-trafficking education efforts. I recognize that God calls us as believers to fight injustices and evils in this world, and one way we are doing that is by educating the most vulnerable people in society. Education is where action meets awareness.
A final branch of ministry is with a local NPO called The Zoe Project, who I have been with for 4 years now. Through them, I counsel pregnant woman coming through the local government hospitals. I am often able to bring my faith into these counseling opportunities, and share the gospel with ladies in desperate situations as well as pray over them. I also teach prenatal classes to teenagers in the area. I have had the privilege to walk with women through circumstances of abuse, unemployment, miscarriage, trauma, and grief among other things–and see them come through the other side.