Before I started doing strip club ministry, I served God by ministering to children. I found that the easiest way to teach children about God is to read to them stories from a preschool Bible. I love teaching children about God because they are so willing to believe and it sets a foundation to help mold their character and walk with Him as you care and raise them.
A couple of weeks ago, I met a dancer who is the mother of a preschooler. She shared with me how family members have been taking her daughter to Sunday school. Her daughter comes home and tells her the stories she is learning there. The mom expressed how she wished she knew these stories too and could learn them as her daughter is.
I asked if her daughter had a preschool Bible. She didn’t know what it was, so I showed her on her phone some Bibles I would recommend getting for her daughter that she could read to her at bedtime. I wasn’t sure if she would follow up on my advice, so I picked up the Bibles I recommend this week and took them with us to the club last night.
The dancer greeted me at the door with a great big hug. She shared how she did get one of the Bibles I suggested and how much she and her daughter have enjoyed reading it together. She also shared how she has decided to go with her daughter to church as well.
Praise the Lord!
I could see the joy in her eyes that comes from learning that God’s love is real while standing in a place that can only sell artificial lust.
I gave her the second Bible I had recommended (because you can never have too many children’s Bibles when raising children) then went downstairs to the dressing room to talk to other dancers.
Another dancer, who was also new to God’s word, shared how she had been reading my notes about the women in the lineage of Jesus that I shared with her at manicure night in December. She was craving to know this God that loves hurting women we keep telling her about.
I asked her how her son was doing in Kindergarten and she admitted he had been misbehaving at school. I grabbed the extra preschool Bible and gave it to her. I explained how sharing those stories would bless him as much as they have blessed her.
The other dancer watched this and then came over and shared how great the preschool Bible is and how much her daughter loves it to this weary dancer/mom.
Passing out preschool Bibles in a strip club on a Friday night. Lord, you never cease to amaze me in how you work in this ministry!”
Featured article by Strip Church Network partner Tammy Dunkum