Men of Dignity launches in Whatcom County

Action steps against trafficking: Check out the Men of Dignity website and pray for the Men of Dignity rally on 5/5/18!

Men of Dignity is a ministry focused primarily on equipping and imploring the men of God to intentionally pursue holiness and out of that help eradicate trafficking. Originally a sub-ministry of Engedi Refuge Ministries with Aaron Newcomb as its head, Men of Dignity is now becoming it's own non-profit with Joshua Parriera as Executive Director.

Joshua says, "Men of Dignity aims to get the men of God to love Him first and foremost with a pure heart and to seek His Kingdom above all else, and through that to intentionally engage the battle over our souls in the arena of pornography and sexual exploitation."

He further explains, "This is not only an anti-porn ministry, even though the enemy has been using porn to ravage our churches for years now. This is more of a pro-Jesus thing.  We want to partner with local churches first to motivate men of God to see how amazing Jesus is and to live for Him fully.   Secondly, Men of Dignity seeks to fight pornography, sex trafficking, and the exploitation of women and children."

All men ages 13 and older are invited to attend this week's Men of Dignity Rally at Hillcrest Chapel, in Bellingham, WA on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 6:30 pm.  The evening will focus on rallying men to love & live for Jesus.  There will be worship, a forum of speakers, and a message about the freedom of Christ.  Representatives from partner ministries including Prodigal, Band of Brothers, and Celebrate Recovery will also be there. 

Joshua says, "The Disciples said, “We have tasted, we have seen, we have touched. We know that the Lord is good.” They were willing to give up everything once they met who Jesus really was - He was better than anything else. Would you say the same? This is your time. You have been on a journey and God has brought you where you are at for a purpose. It is our prayer that you will have an encounter with Jesus & never be the same. We get to choose Jesus or sin and our choice has consequences, both now & later... Jesus is the better choice! Let’s make the right one every day." 

I'm excited to see this ministry launch and grow.  Will you pray with me for Men of Dignity?
Sue Ann

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Celebrate with Hope4Justice at the next public meeting onTuesday, May 15, 2018!

  • Celebrate our volunteers
  • Celebrate the 2018 STEP Scholarship winner
  • View (for the very first time) and celebrate our "I Didn't Realize..." video
  • Enjoy cake & punch and great company!

Time: 7:00-8:30 pm
Where: Engedi Counseling Center, 7370 Guide Meridian, Lynden, WA 98264
Directions to Engedi Counseling Center: From Wiser Lake roundabout head North on Guide Meridian; immediately after Simple Box Storage Containers turn right into the driveway and drive to the second building on the left