A Life That's Yet to Live
Each week when the
team enters the perpetual darkness of the windowless adult entertainment club in Eastern Connecticut, a sliver of light cuts through.
The team has one goal in mind: to bring hope, help and love to a population that is often overlooked and deeply hurting.
Three years ago, Audrey Blackwell, Susan Noviello and Sheryl Dougherty set out to do something more than simply raise awareness about the growing issue of sex trafficking in Connecticut. What resulted was the founding of LovedIn, an outreach of
Kainos Life Ministries
“We all had it on our hearts,” shared Noviello. “We know sex trafficking is prevalent around the world but we wanted to learn more about what was happening here in our own backyard and do something about it. We learned that sex industries are a major gateway to those who are trafficked in Connecticut.”
After two years of prayerful consideration, significant research and specialized training, they first stepped foot into the club.
“I was ready to go in long before we actually went in,” shared Dougherty. “But, it was really good that I didn’t do that because of the things I learned along the way about loving somebody, meeting them where they are at and being able to talk to them and help them right where they are.”
With approval from the club’s management, Noviello, Blackwell, Doughtery and their team of volunteers began visiting women employed by the club, bringing them gifts and home-cooked meals while...