Imagine the hopelessness of a young woman in a city without family, friends or work. Where does she turn? Many have turned to the oldest occupation for destitute women-prostitution.
After Emma Whittemore, a wealthy New York socialite, became a Christian, God directed her to reach out to women of the street with Door of Hope homes. She began her first mission in New York City in 1890. It was said of her,"She was used to save more fallen women than any other person." At the time of her death, nearly one hundred homes for fallen women were operating in the United States and other countries.
In 1907, a book was written about the success of slum missions. One example cited said,"Little Ella, who was sold as a prostitute for five dollars, later became a Quaker and started preaching."
Have you stopped praying for a friend or relative because you think the case is hopeless? No people are so hopeless, so lost, that Jesus can not find them, save them, and change their lives. Keep praying. Jesus is also interceding for them, and in time He promises to bring them to God and faith.
Therefore he [Jesus] is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them.
Hebrews 7:25 NIV
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