Loved. Valued. Purposed. This is the personal message of hope Joy Collins Brodt ’07 helps to spread in her role as operations and program director for Treasures Ministries, a faith-based outreach and support group for women in the sex industry and sex trafficking victims. Joy left a thriving career in entertainment to follow God’s call to serve women on their journey out of the industry. Treasures connects these women to peer-led mentoring, vocational training, retreats, and social events focused on long-term wellbeing. Above all, women gain a safe space to tell their stories and connect with fellow survivors who have walked the same road. “When a woman realizes her true purpose, when a woman realizes her true value, when she realizes that she’s truly loved, she becomes unstoppable,” said Joy. Read more about her at https://www.apu.edu/stories.......
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It’s a season for song, when our hearts feel a little lighter, inspired by the great joy that surrounds Christmas and the birth of our Savior. From all of us at Azusa Pacific, we wish you a Joyeux Noel— Merry Christmas!