The move at the beginning of October was great! We moved into a quaint little house with 2 awesome roommates. Learning our way around Atlanta has been quite the adventure with 6 lane interstates and no idea where anything is! The job search has been nothing short of interesting to say the least. We are both substitute teaching at a school not far from the house and will also be interning with Street Grace, a sex trafficking organization in Atlanta.
The way we came upon these internships is pretty cool. We heard the night before that there was a huge conference in Atlanta called Catalyst. There was a dynamic list of speakers and worship leaders that would be at the conference and we really wanted to go, but tickets were very expensive. Brooke prayed the morning of the conference that our paths would cross with the right people. Later that morning our friend Paige called and had gotten us ridiculously cheap tickets, so we went.
Sex trafficking was the topic of 2 sessions during the afternoon and the trailer for The Candy Shop (“A fairy tale about the sexual exploitation of children”) was shown. Cheryl, the Executive Director of Street Grace, came on the stage to be introduced because Street Grace is known in Atlanta for their fight against the exploitation of children. We had the opportunity to talk with Cheryl about volunteering with Street Grace. We met with Amy, the Strategy and Volunteer Coordinator, and she asked us to consider an internship with Street Grace. After praying and talking with Amy again, we knew that the Lord had “crossed our paths” and was opening this door for ministry. Our first day as interns is November 1!
Please pray for continued paths to cross and doors opened. We look forward to sharing what the Lord is doing and will be keeping you updated.
Brooke and Leigh Ann