Quarterly Reach – Newsletter 2018 Vol 2 – June 2018

Photo Credit Modesto Bee


Ecclesiastes 3 says, “For everything under heaven there is a season.”

I can recall praying and asking God to give me proof of human trafficking here in Modesto. People want proof. God answered my prayer, and I sat in my church office with an 18-year-old young woman who, the night prior, had been beaten up at a hotel on McHenry Avenue by her pimp. Her PIMP, who she had met for the first time walking down 10th Street while doing some personal business.

I have asked God to send laborers to fund and remodel the Just His House and He answered. God supplied nearly $38,000 and 40 volunteers back in October of 2014, and we transformed the run-down building. Now, weekly at JHH we provide survivors and parents love, life skills, Bible study, counseling and so much more.

I share this to say in the season of Without Permission, God has been faithful every time. As I sense the shifting of the Lord in preparation for a new season at WP, I can only say, “not my will but your will be done.” It is my prayer that in each season of Without Permission, Jesus is glorified, darkness is exposed and love never fails!

I am filled with gratitude today and every day for the WP team. Be sure and read up about the Community Brunch fundraiser on September 23rd in this newsletter. I hope to see you there.

Because He Lives,

Debbie Johnson

Founder and CEO