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Simply Stories Podcast

Jan 24, 2023

Rachelle Starr is the founder of Scarlet Hope, which is a ministry designed to share the hope of Jesus with women in the adult entertainment industry. She is also the author of Outrageous Obedience: Answering God’s Call to Shine in the Darkest Places. The month of January is sex trafficking awareness month. Rachelle knows firsthand from her work with Scarlet Hope, spending the last 15 years loving on and building relationships with women who work in strip clubs, and the world of porn and prostitution, and shares with us some of what she’s seen, how a woman finds herself entrapped in such a situation, and what its like to see their lives totally changed by Christ and having some of their physical needs addressed for them to experience rescue holistically as well. Rachelle’s book is a galvanizing experience full of questions for each of us who are called to love like Jesus, and her passion for Christ, and for the hurting is contagious.

Buckle up, you guys, this is one story you won’t want to miss hearing, and perhaps the Lord even has something just for you and your story in it. If you are interested in connecting with Rachelle or looking into the ministry of Scarlet Hope, be sure and follow them and see if there is a local chapter near you! 

There is hope for our stories, and He’s not finished with any of us.

Connecting with Rachelle Starr AND Scarlet Hope

Buy a copy of Outrageous Obedience



Rachelle’s Website

Scarlet Hope 

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Crazy Love by Francis Chan

Scarlet Hope Bakery 

Scarlet Hope career development program 

Passion Conference

End It Movement

Christine Caine and A21 

Sex Trafficking story from Atlanta // AG

A similar situation in Florida

Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers 

“Filthy Rich” documentary on Netflix about Jeffrey Epstein

Paul Tripp

“Pretty Woman”

Signs to look for in airports and public spaces 

Dr. Jessica Peck

*Scripture References:

-The book of Esther (quick overview!)

-The book of Ruth (quick overview again ;))

Genesis 1:27-You were created in God’s image

1 Peter 2:9, Colossians 1:6, Jeremiah 29:11 -He’s created you for a purpose and for Himself 

Romans 2:3-4-God’s kindness leads people to repentance and relationship with Him 

Matthew 25:36-40-When have you seen me naked?

John 10:10-The enemy comes to steal kill and destroy and Jesus came to give us life

Lamentations 3:22-23-Mercies are new every morning 

John 8:1-11-Who of us can cast the first stone

Matthew 9:36-Jesus saw them like sheep without a shepherd

James 1:22-25-we don’t want to just be full of knowledge 

John 14:15-being obedient to God’s call

Isaiah 6:8-Here I am send me 

John 14:26, Acts 1:8, 1 Corinthians 2 -Listening to the Holy Spirit 

Luke 16:10-(she) who is faithful in little is faithful in much 

Ecclesiastes 3:1-There is a season for everything

1 Corinthians 15:58-The Lord wastes nothing

1 Corinthians 2:1-5-2 Corinthians 12:9- The Lord makes Himself known in His weakness

John 10:11-18-The Lord is a good shepherd

1 Peter 2:9-We have been called into His marvelous light 

*Questions to ponder:

-what have You saved me for and who have You saved me for?

-can we ask God to have your heart softened for those inside the walls of a place you want to look away from

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