Sebuah pelayanan yang dirintis oleh Morria Nickels di Amerika Serikat untuk melayani kaum subkultur yang tersisihkan dari masyarakat. Pada tahun 2006 telah menunjuk dan mengutus Dave Broos sebagai Regional Director di Indonesia
-- She grew up poor, in one of the decaying mill towns of
Massachusetts. After she ran away from home, she was groomed and finally
drawn into the dark world of sex trafficking, a virtual prisoner in one
of the most free and prosperous countries in the world.
was conceived in a violent rape, so I always felt like I was worth less
than other people,” says Darlene Pawlik, author of “Testimony: the dark
side of Christianity.” The rape was so brutal her mother didn’t talk
about it for two years. She actually married the perpetrator, who
continued to brutalize her mother.
violence seemed to follow Darlene. “From toddlerhood I was physically
and sexually abused by my biological father,” she recounts. “He used
drugs and he used repressive techniques, teaching us to lie about what
was going on.”
mother’s second husband took them to church occasionally, but it was
more for a social connection. “At six or seven I accepted the Lord, but
there was no discipleship going on. I didn’t know how to follow Him.”
Darlene ran away from home after her mother’s second divorce. “I quit school at the end of the 6th grade,”
she says. “I lived as a transient in the streets, stayed in basements,
or slept in cars. I slept in the store ‘24’ for a number of months.” A
world almanac was her only pillow at times.
says her mother looked for her, but didn’t get much help from the local
police in Haverhill, Massachusetts. “Some of the police were using my
runaway friends,” she alleges.
Darlene was 13, a “handsome” man calling himself ‘Ace’ showed up in
town, driving a black Cadillac with a crimson interior. He struck up
conversations with Darlene and her runaway friends, slowly building
their trust. “When the weather got cold we would get in his car and we
would talk and joke around,” she recalls.