Freedom…a word that I feel we can sometimes take for granted. We have freedom of religion, freedom of speech, and freedom of being who we want to be, but not everyone has true freedom. When I come to think of my life over the past decade or so I have felt trapped and enslaved to my habitual sin. By my lack of understanding and by my own choice I was enslaved to sexual promiscuity and drugs. I didn’t know how to claw myself out of the muddy pit that I had created and every time I tried to gain my footing, I was knocked down with the feelings of not being good enough or worthy enough of a better life. My dignity had been lost.
Some women are enslaved by human trafficking and in situations of abusive relationships. Situations that are unfair and give them feelings of no hope. They want to make a better life for themselves but there is no way out without the help of others. It is through organizations like Girl Set Free and ourselves that help women flourish in situations that seem impossible. It is faith in Jesus Christ that can make a difference. It is help from kind hearts like yours and mine that can help be the messengers of Christ.
It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. – Galatians 5:1
Women180 sets out to find different organizations that help change and transform the lives of women both locally, and around the world. After lots of research we are proud to support and come alongside Girl Set Free, a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization that is just starting to stretch their wings. Girl Set Free is an ethical fashion brand developing artisan businesses through fair trade to empower survivors of injustice. They help women get back on their feet by making clothing giving women an opportunity to flourish.
Jeremy and Amy Kratzer are the founders of Girl Set Free, Inc and you can see the love and passion God has blessed them with to help these impoverished women regain their integrity and dignity and help them succeed and find hope once again. Please click on the link below to find out more. They are in the midst of kick starting Girl Set Free so they can produce their first fall collection. We ask that you pray alongside Women180 for Girl Set Free, Inc. as they walk in Obedience to this call God has blessed them with.
Being able to give the gift of hope to women in a world full of darkness is such a blessing. I struggled with the concept of hope, love, and acceptance for so long. I know how dark of a place we can live in, but Women180 is here to tell you that there is hope! God is our flashlight in the midst of a dark room. He gives us freedom, and will send messengers to guide you into the freedom of Christ. We will be praying for each of you to be aware of the freedom that Christ can provide for you and to take action in becoming free through Christ.