I met Mary Graziano Scro when she reached out to me on my Facebook author page to share an article she'd read. After discovering we shared a passion to end human trafficking, I invited her to be a guest on the blog. She's a great example of a person who saw a problem and jumped right in to fix it. I'm delighted that she took the time to share with us today! Welcome to my blog, Mary, and thank you for your kinds words about Devil in Disguise! ~Heather
We wanted to do something, not just read about it. That’s why we became involved with JMM because they are active both in this country and around the world. In addition to Hand of Hope, they have inner city ministries to meet people where they are and give them a hand up out of their situation. They work in prisons, conduct medical mission trips, and operate feeding programs and children’s homes. Much of the work they are doing helps keep children safe and off the streets so that they don’t end up as human trafficking victims. JMM also partners with many other ministries because they recognize that when we join forces, we can accomplish more than we can on our own.
Over the ten years we’ve volunteered at JMM, we’ve heard amazing testimonies from people around the world who have been rescued, fed, healed, and saved. The numbers helped continue to grow as people at her conferences are made aware of the needs and become partners with the ministry.
Even so, the ongoing need is overwhelming.
I challenge you to read about JMM and some of the other organizations Heather mentions on her website, then take action. Through supporting front line ministries whose missions are to “go” and “do”, everyone can get involved – no excuses. Together we CAN make a difference!
Thank you, Heather, for the opportunity to share!
About the author:
Mary Graziano Scro, a graduate of Christian Communicators Conference, is an inspirational and entertaining writer and speaker who intuitively weaves analogies and personal testimony with practical biblical teaching.
Mary’s mission is to encourage others about the awesome life God has planned for us, IF we are willing to choose wisely in our everyday lives (John 8:31-32). And it’s not about us – the more we invest in our own unique relationship with Jesus, the more visible He is to a world that desperately needs Him. Her first book, Intentional Fitness: Working Out Your Salvation so Others Can See Jesus, is available on Amazon.com. She has a few other projects in the works, and regularly shares encouraging messages on her blog, lifeisnotaformula.blogspot.com.
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