Dorothy was vulnerable; she lost her parents at an early age. Her Christian foster father chose to sexually abuse her, rather than help heal her pain. Dorothy blamed God and rebelled against his guidance and his church. God was patient with her over decades of defiance, and Dorothy eventually embraced his love. She then accepted his invitation to join the battle against the very evil that had shattered her idyllic childhood.
Baja's Wounded Healer is an attempt to bring attention to one successful battle against human trafficking. It aims to inspire many in the Christian church to become engaged in the fight. This book makes clear that one's brokenness need not be a deterrent to reaching out and assisting in substantial ways. In Dorothy's case, her brokenness is near the center of her success. The story demonstrates the liberating power of God's truth in combatting one of the earth's great scourges.
Baja's Wounded Healer is about God's unmatched righteousness and redeeming love to overcome human evil and transform those harmed by it. If you would like to do something about human trafficking but don't know where to start, Dorothy's story will serve as a practical guide. She started with little more than her own brokenness and God's transformative power, and she used both to make a real difference.
|Publisher:||Deep River Books Llc|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 3.00(d)|
About the Author
John Stevens decided to write Baja’s Wounded Healer after taking a tour of the women’s shelter during a mission trip in Baja California. This book is an attempt to bring attention to one of the successful battles against human trafficking. He hopes it will inspire many in the Christian church to become engaged in the fight. John has a master’s degree in counseling psychology and a biochemistry degree from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. He is married to his best friend, Cindy, and they are parents to twins, Brenneth and Oriana. John and Cindy presently volunteer together for Global Sharing, an international missions group, as well as other various ministries they find worthwhile. They reside in Paso Robles, California.
Table of Contents
Section I Dorothy's Story 13
Chapter 1 Betrayal 15
Chapter 2 "Prison Doors Flew Open" 19
Chapter 3 A Great Affliction 23
Chapter 4 An Unforeseen Champion 27
Chapter 5 Betrayed Yet Again 33
Section II Stories from the Shelter 39
Chapter 6 "I Don't Want That Thing" 41
Chapter 7 Dacia 45
Chapter 8 No More Suckers 51
Chapter 9 A Prophecy Fulfilled 55
Chapter 10 Confused about Forgiveness 59
Chapter 11 Bad Touch 65
Chapter 12 Maria 69
Chapter 13 Cecilia 79
Chapter 14 Healthy Transparency 87
Chapter 15 James, a Friend of the Shelter 91
Chapter 16 Elvia 97
Chapter 17 Two Anonymous Ladies 101
Chapter 18 Anahi 107
Chapter 19 Myra 111
Chapter 20 Brenda 115
Chapter 21 Vicki and Amanda 119
Chapter 22 An Exercise in Empathy 125
Appendix: Contact information for Dorothy Greatrex 135