Wednesday, November 11, 2009

salvos and sexpo

Amanda Hart posed for the Herald Sun who featured an article on our decision to run a stall at sexpo in Melbourne later this month. After about 6 radio interviews I'm getting the idea that it's a hot topic. If you have the time please go the Herald Sun article and enter your opinion on their online pole about if it's appropriate for the Salvos to be present at Sexpo. Just for the record we are operating a stall at Sexpo for two reasons:
1. We want to stop human trafficking. We will be featuring Stop The Traffik and awareness and education around human traffickng for sex. What better way and to who better than sexpo to spread the word!
2. Jesus. Where people are gathering who are hungry for meaning, purpose, intimacy, love and an alternative lifestyle - what better crowd to offer the answer? Jesus is the only way to fill our empty souls... Jesus loves porn stars is a New Testament with a testimony... check it out at triple X church...

In many ways this reminds me of some Holiness debates going on these days.
The purity of holiness is not contaminated by being 'in' the world... that's where it belongs. Light belongs in the darkness... holiness is infectious and as a holy people we can enter into 'unholy' places without fear and without compromise and bring a holy Jesus with us... who can transform us from the inside out.
Years ago a drunk man stumbling into a drop in I was running in an inner city asked if the 's's' on my uniform meant 'sexy soldier'... now, I think he may have been on to something! ;-)

If you want to join our efforts we welcome any prayer support you could offer on the last weekend of November.

1 comment:

Craig said...

This is a fantastic idea, and my prayers are with you and your team. We are called to make change in the world, to reach out to the marginalised. I find that people sometimes forget this. They like the idea of isolating themselves from more 'worldly' situations. We cannot afford to fill the moat and raise the drawbridge. We, as God's Army need to do exactly what you are doing, walk outside, go to the people, and reach out. Thank you Danielle, Bless you.