Magdalene House

Most of you know that Russ and I have been involved for years with the ministry that our friend Becca Stevens started called Magdalene. It’s a long-term residential program for women with a history of  drug abuse and prostitution, and it does truly amazing work with some of the most courageous, inspiring women you will ever meet. This is a new clip that they put together that just got uploaded to Youtube and I wanted to share it with you guys. That gorgeous voice you hear at the beginning (and elsewhere in the clip) is Becca’s husband Marcus Hummon, a truly gifted singer, songwriter, artist and playwright with a song that he wrote for the women of Magdalene.

For more information on Magdalene and Thistle Farms, which is their cottage industry for healing bath and body products, check out their website:

10 Responses

  1. jonny

    Oh-ho! Thanks, so much.

  2. delightedabroad

    That is really sooo great !! They’re doing such a good work.

  3. rachelbaker


  4. bettyrwoodward

    Just great! Praise God!

  5. jonny

    Indeed, betty!!

  6. Barbara M. Lloyd

    What a wonderful place of unconditional love …and belonging. It is hard to believe that a woman might not be accepted back in the home in which she grew up….but it happens. And, thak God for a House such as this that she may call home.

    The video was interesting and touched my heart….it is great hearing about the good things that are being done in this old world today….we sure hear enough about the bad things.

  7. jonny

    For whatever the reasons, ‘she’ may also come from a home that it’s better not to go back to as well.

  8. Barbara M. Lloyd

    Johnny, your point is well taken, for I am sure this also is true in many cases. In which case, a number has been done on that girl already….but imagine never having felt loved by your mother or dad or siblikngs. It’s one thing making that decision yourself…not to go back. But it’s entirely another knowing you are not wanted…are not loved. Does a young girl run away from home and find herself out on the street in just the situation that was described in the film? I would say, not usually. Imagine growikng up feeling unloved…by anybody. Breaks my heart.

  9. Barbara M. Lloyd

    Ooops, got ahead of myself. I was trying to say that usually a young girl who felt loved by those in her home would not leave and become as described by the film.

    Something that bothers me tremendously is hearing a dad or mother call a child “stupid,” “lazy,” and demeaning names…or for a teacher to do about the same thing. Name calling can be devastating to a young person…lasting with them throughout the rest of their lives.

    I have to believe that at least the majority of thesze women’s problems started back when they were little girls….back in that unloving home.


    Well, Hi guys!
    I guess we all know that just touched my heart, and I praise God for place like this. Being delivered from addictions and prostitution, I can really feel those women. I truly hope to one day be in some sort of ministry like that, but at the moment my ministry is the actual streets that I was delivered from. Prya for me during this time.

    Also – got moved successfully! Praises be to my Jesus! He has brought me so very far in a year!

    Will catch up later.

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