We go into strip clubs across Texas, build relationships with dancers and club employees without strings attached, and connect them to community and spiritual resources.
"Our focus was to go, to love and to connect, and God has seen that through in nothing short of miraculous ways. We're relationship focused; it's the center of what we do. And as the relationship piece is allowed to deepen, the love piece can take shape."
Our three-part method:
We visit strip clubs every month and bring high quality gift bags to dancers and club employees.
We build intentional relationships with dancers and club employees without strings attached. We love them where they are.
We connect them to helpful community and spiritual resources that empower and awaken hope.
All of the dancers are daughters, some sisters, aunts, wives, and roughly 80% of them are mothers. Within the JSL model we have watched women’s lives and their children’s lives improve. Our goal is empowerment, not enablement. Many have walked through abortion or had children removed from custody. Some are homeless, some stay in hotels, few own a home. Many are hungry and face poor nutrition. The glamorization of the sex industry is not reality.
As we empower these women we believe that we are also helping their children to have bright and hope-filled futures. In the past few years we have: relocated a client on the run from her human trafficker, relocated a dancer in Oklahoma fleeing abuse, advocated for several women through CPS, provided the US Marshals with information on a fugitive, provided assistance to the Juvenile Detention Center of Waco in a case regarding a minor being asked to strip by her father, advocated for treatment and mental health care for several clients (two of whom required hospitalization), helped provide dentures, secured pro-bono surgery for a gallbladder removal, saw several dancers open their hearts to Christ, taught Bible studies, hosted a successful retreat for dancers, and most recently assisted in the adoption of a baby boy from a dancer to a JSL advisor’s family!
Success equals our obedience. If we GO, LOVE and CONNECT, then we succeed. We do not love the women with any strings attached. Our ministry is not based on conditions. Yet, we see external impact and quantified “success stories” every month we go!