Four:10 Ministries is a non-profit Christian organization reaching out to those working in the adult entertainment industry, particularly Exotic Dance Clubs. We are compelled by Christ’s love to reach out to those working in this industry who are ignored by our society just like the woman at the well. We have teams of women (known as Church Ladies) who regularly go into the clubs to develop friendships with the women in hopes of sharing Christ’s living water, one of hope, love and redemption. We want them to understand they have value and purpose. And we want to equip them to live healthy full lives.
God has given us a heart for these precious women. Most of them have suffered all kinds of abuse; including, sexual abuse, physical abuse, abandonment and neglect as young girls. Countless were not raised in an environment that provided them with the tools to make choices which promote a stable and hopeful life. Because of their traumatic past, they have learned only to survive. Many have felt like they had no choice when they began dancing because they were desperate to support themselves and in some cases, their children as well.
Our hope for these women is to see them not only survive, but learn to thrive! We pray that they will place their faith in Jesus Christ who can give them new life, full of hope that brings praise to his name. He can heal whatever brokenness they face just as he has healed yours and mine. We are all broken people in need of Christ’s rescue. Please join us in reaching out to those that society had disregarded. God break our hearts for what breaks yours.
Meaning of the Name Four:10 Ministries
Our name is taken from John 4:10 when Jesus is talking with the women at the well. “Jesus replies, ‘If you only knew the gift God has for you, and who you are speaking to, you would ask me and I would give you living water.’” NLT
Jesus did something radical by talking to a Samaritan woman. He crossed established cultural and religious lines to reach out to one whom society had marginalized because of her lifestyle. This encounter between Jesus and the woman led to her understanding the truth. She put her faith in Christ and ran to tell an entire town about who Jesus was. Many believed in Jesus because of her story. We want to model Jesus’ example by offering his living water to those whose thirst has never been quenched.