Do you ever feel hopeless? In quiet moments by yourself do believe that all of the bad things you have done in life are beyond forgiveness? These are some hard questions to answer. In this episode of the Prepared Idiot Podcast we take a break form the Dumb Questions to ask some important ones.
Today we talk to Steve Austin (@iamsteveaustin) who is an Author, Pastor, and most important in my opinion Daddy. Steve tells his story of personal tragedy and redemption to illustrate that there is hope for the hopeless and a life’s mission can come from the ashes of self destruction.
Steve is using his second chance to make a difference for those feel that they are near there end as well. The book he is writing “Grace Is Messy: Reflections of Jesus” is all about telling others that there is Hope for the hopeless, freedom for those who feel bound, that there is no shame in our stories, and that no matter how dark our past may be, the Light of God (His wonderfully messy grace) changes everything.
But Steve is doing more than just sharing his and the stories of others to provide hope and inspiration. He is donating 50% of all book sales to The Well House. An organization founded to combat human trafficking and sex slavery. Their most important service is helping these enslaved women out of what seems to be a hopeless situation and back to lives of self value and hope.
Human trafficking is according to the FBI the fastest growing business in the organized crime world. Nearly 27 million woman and children are bought and sold in to this modern form of slavery every year. Quite simply put, there are more slaves in the world today than any other time in history. It is not just a third world problem either. It is one of the fastest growing and most profitable crimes in the United Sates as well.
So please, take some time to listen to this important episode and then go to the Go Fund Me Page for Steve Austin’s book Grace is Messy: Reflections of Jesus and give what you can so that we can take a step towards healing those that feel like there is no way out of the hell they are in.
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Reblogged this on Grace is Messy and commented:
I had such a great time with Rich during this interview and was honored to be able to tell my story in such a safe environment. Parts of this story may not be for the faint of heart or little ears, but my story is messy. We discussed my story, the brand-new book, and my passion to help The WellHouse and fight human trafficking in Birmingham, Alabama, and globally. Check out Rich’s site and listen to the podcast today!