Becky was on the next bus to Chicago, where she shadowed that ministry leader. She returned to Akron and approached her church leadership about starting a local ministry to women on the streets. Within minutes after getting the blessing from her church, a women who had been prostituted stumbled into the church foyer and RAHAB began. Since that day, RAHAB has been a constant presence on the streets of Akron, Ohio, providing hope in Christ to broken women
Today, RAHAB operates out of a drop-in center located perfectly in inner-city Akron. The center provides a warm, safe place for weekly Bible studies, mentoring, family-style meals and a clothing closet. The ministry is supported by a working Board of Directors and extensive volunteer and donor networks.
Behind the Name
In the Bible, a prostitute named Rahab became the unexpected recipient of salvation. When Israelite spies entered the city of Jericho, she protected them from capture because she believed they worshipped the one, true God. In return for her kindness, she asked that her family be spared from the impending invasion. A scarlet cord, displayed in her window, signified their agreement and set her apart; on the day of battle, she was saved. She and her family were then adopted by the Israelites and stayed with them.
The “scarlet cord” of hope that RAHAB Ministries extends is the safe haven of Jesus, along with our transitional assistance and support. Our vision is to guide each woman from a place of deep pain and desperation into a place where they recognize their worth as daughters of The King.
RAHAB stands for “Reaching Above Hopelessness and Brokenness.” Our goal is to guide women from a place of deep pain and desperation into a place where they recognize their worth as daughters of the Almighty King.
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