Loving the unloved

(Photo courtesy ReachGlobal Crisis Response)

(Photo courtesy ReachGlobal Crisis Response)

International (MNN) — Imagine loving a prostitute who is addicted to drugs but still trying to support her family.

Imagine loving a 19-year-old girl with scars up and down her arms and chest.

EFCA ReachGlobal’s TREK7 is doing just that. They are ministering to and loving the unloved and invisible people of this world. Teams focus on building relationships with people no matter where they are in their life.

For seven weeks, teams of college-age young adults travel to various destinations around the globe. Journeys can be anywhere from Zambia to Minneapolis.

Leandra, who traveled to Berlin, said, “These women aren’t usually touched with love. So I got to hold their hand and I got to look into their eyes and I got to clean the dirt under their fingernails.” In the city of Berlin, only 1% of the population is Christian.

Another TREK7 team member, Janelle, described going to Bangkok and working with prostitutes. “Once she trusts you enough, she’ll tell you the truth, which is: ‘I’m not happy here. I feel like I have to be here. I’m so sad when I go out with customers.'” After talking with a prostitute, Janelle and her team helped bring her to Christ.

These trips change the lives of people being ministered to and the lives of volunteers.

There are thirteen different mission trips available; the next set of trips starts June 21 and goes to August 7.

For more information or to sign up for a trip, click here.

Pray for the invisible and unloved people in this world to be touched by God’s love through His people. Pray that God’s people will respond to the TREK7 opportunities.