(ROCKWALL, TX – September 11, 2015) Rebecca Jowers is a very burdened, courageous and focused lady who “just can’t keep up with all God is doing” in her life. She is burdened for women who find themselves enslaved by the human trafficking industry, courageous because she desires to make a difference in as many of their lives as she can, and focused because she cannot give up that vision.
November 2012 was the beginning of the journey as Rebecca came to realize that human trafficking was not just a problem in distant countries, but a very serious problem in our own backyard as well. Her extensive research and prayer during the next two years would drive her to, as she says, “A very heavy ministry because of the evil.” She would find that 100,000 to 300,000 children are trafficked in the United States each year, and that there are 50,000 international children brought into this country yearly. During her short career, she has seen pimps that brutalize and manipulate girls, runaways that have become prostitutes and drug addicts and many who threaten suicide. She sees the turnover in volunteer help high because many cannot handle being hands-on in this dark world of trafficking.
Beginning her ministry at Lakepointe Church was a wonderful place to start. She and Pastor Rod Vestal led the initial team in their human trafficking ministry. Here she found there was a great need and her prayer was, “Ok, God, I know there’s a problem. I have researched it and I am just so tired of talking about it. What do you want me to do?”
Rebecca began networking and partnering with other ministries and counseling organizations to refer these girls there. But she knew there was more. She believed that her ministry needed a safe house that she could call her own. So she began praying that God would provide one for her. Not only did she pray for a safe house, but that God would provide someone to donate a house. She admits, “I had little faith behind that prayer, ‘God, I need someone to donate a safe house.’” But what God would do next was “the most humbling answer to prayer I have ever had.”
A friend invited her to teach her Sunday School class at Stonebriar Church and tell about her ministry. A friend of that friend brought her friend to Stonebriar that day and they all went to lunch. The subject of Rebecca’s ministry came up and she, in passing, said that she was trusting God for a safe house.
After lunch, that friend, three removed, told Rebecca, “I believe you are the answer to my prayer. I have two houses, one here and one in Florida, and I don’t need two. I have been praying about what I should do. I want to give you the local house, paid in full.” This lady literally gathered her personal pictures out of the house, handed Rebecca the keys and went to Florida. All furniture, appliances, food in the pantry and yard equipment was included. Not only that, but through another friend, an insurance agent paid all the insurance that would be required.
It’s been right there in the Scriptures all along God is “able to provide abundantly above all that we ask or imagine.” Rebecca Jowers lives there and says, “It’s just been a sweet journey with the Lord, trying to know where he wants me to plug in. It’s fun to be in the zone of knowing His will.”
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By Blue Ribbon News special contributor John Adams of Rockwall. John serves as an Associate Pastor at Poetry Baptist Church. He is active in the Rockwall Breakfast Rotary. Visit his guest columns at BlueRibbonNews.com and his blog at written4u.com.
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