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‘One doesn’t sell something that you love’

She is friendly, energetic, interesting and a symbol of a God that can make people’s lives new, but it wasn’t always like that…

 

Amanda grew up in Ravensmead and at the age of 24 she started to flirt with the dark world of drugs. She wasn’t a user, but a drug courier throughout South Africa. She was caught and sentenced to six years imprisonment, of which she had to serve three and a half years.

At the age of 29 she was despondent and depressed and started to use drugs. One thing led to another and she ended up being trapped in prostitution to support her drug habits.

Meet Amanda, a very committed co-worker:

Where did you hear about Straatwerk?
I saw the people of Straatwerk when I was still walking on dark and dangerous roads. After I met the Lord, a pastor of a church in Brooklyn told me about the outreaches of Straatwerk and that I could participate in reaching broken people.

How did you get involved with Straatwerk?
I called Straatwerk’s offices and joined the outreach team. I believe that the Lord has awakened this passion in my heart to reach out to women who are trapped in the destructive lifestyle of prostitution.

What does a Friday night outreach mean to you personally?
I really enjoy going out on the streets to speak to these women. I get to share that all is not in vain and that there is a better life for them. Many times I get to share my testimony, especially when they say: “You won’t understand” and “You don’t know what I am going through”.

What is your greatest joy?
To wake up in the morning, drug-free, knowing that Christ has saved my soul.

What is your greatest sadness?
Homelessness. It was one of my biggest fears too. I have never been homeless but I always knew that it could easily happen due to my lifestyle.

What is your favourite Scripture verse
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1 Corinthians 10:13 – “No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it.”

A last thought:
One day a man said to me that I love sex. I just shook my head and said: “One doesn’t sell something that you love”. In Christ I have learnt to love myself.

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