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HOW
OUT OF DARKNESS STARTED:

To what may have seemed coincidental at the time,

in October of 2013, Cynthia Smith and Judy Hamilton

participated in separate Out of Darkness’ Princess Night Outreaches

through the ministry of Frontline Response, formerly Atlanta Dream Center.

 

Though they both lived in the middle Georgia area,

the two had never crossed paths. Yet they individually returned home

with like-minded desires to help women, who had found themselves trapped

in the commercial sex industry at any point in their lives, find hope and experience freedom.

While communicating their newfound experiences with others,

Cynthia and Judy soon connected Providentially via a mutual friend;

which in turn opened the door to a growing number

of compassionate men and women experiencing the same stirring

of their hearts, who also wanted to somehow support these women

in escaping further exploitation. Without hesitation, this small but visionary group began meeting fervently in prayer at what may have appeared an unlikely place - a truck stop - seeking the Lord for His will in reaching the exploited.

 

As a result, in January of 2014, Out of Darkness Middle Georgia

was launched, followed by its initial outreach at a most fitting place

- the very same truck stop - educating  truckers how to recognize, prevent, and report sex trafficking across the nation.

 

Soon thereafter, the second of many ministries to come was actualized,

Princess Night - ministering to women

in and around hotels in the Macon and Warner Robins areas.

 

Since 2014, the Middle Georgia chapter has added:  jail ministry,

club visits, Adopt-A-Block, Hotline members, education, speaking engagements, church and individual partnerships, and rescues

to its involvement against sexual exploitation; and now are excited to see 

even greater restoration to these women through opening

our new Transitional Home!