Linda Smith, former Congresswoman and founder and president of Shared Hope International, has written a heart-stirring book called From Congress to the Brothel. It is a gripping story of how God worked in her heart to reach out and touch the lives of victims of sex slavery.
I was immediately pulled into the book by Linda’s honesty and realness as well as the stories of the girls she met in brothels. Linda went from struggling to even touch a young girl in a brothel to starting a ministry, devoting her life to help women and children trapped in sexual slavery. What an amazing story of God’s work done through a woman who was willing to be used by Him.
From the back of the book:
In these pages, you’ll meet several of the victims. You’ll encounter their astonishing, heart-rending accounts…but you’ll also witness their thrilling transformations. This is a shocking story – at times, you may want to turn away – yet it is a story of real hope, the kind of hope that changes the world.
It may even change you.
To learn a little more about Shared Hope International and watch a moving video about the ministry, see my other post about them.