Our story began in 2007 when God answered the prayer of a seeking heart.
Rachelle Starr was 21 years old, living a normal life in Southern Indiana with her husband, Josh. As a young follower of Christ, she prayed and asked God to give her a people and a purpose. Rachelle could have never imagined what God’s answer would be. Every day on her way to work, she drove past a Theatre X and never thought much about it until one day God answered her prayer and said, “I’m sending you to share my hope and love with the women in that place.” Rachelle quickly called her husband and told him, “The Lord has called me to serve women in the sex industry!” To her surprise, he replied, “That’s exactly what Jesus would do.” Rachelle knew this was further confirmation of God’s calling and with that, all she knew to do next was to pray.
After 18 months of dedicated prayer and fasting, asking God HOW to reach these women, God said, “Go.” Rachelle with a couple of friends plucked up their courage and went into a strip club they had been praying outside of every week. Paying the $10 cover charge, they took a seat at the bar and ordered cokes. After several minutes, Rachelle was prompted by the Holy Spirit to go up to a man and introduce herself and say, “Jesus sent me here to do something kind and loving for the women in this place. Can I bring in a home-cooked meal? He was the owner of the club and much to her surprise, he said, “YES!” From that moment on, we began serving home-cooked meals in that club and eventually all of the clubs in Louisville every single week.