Meet Bob Grove
I began serving at the Selah Freedom house during the last few months before it was opened to the survivors. I was just helping out with various painting and repair projects. When the house was ready for occupancy, I was asked if I would consider staying on as the house handyman. I began serving in that capacity shortly after the house opened in January of 2017. It's hard for me to describe how rewarding the experience has been taking care of repairs and maintenance and interacting with these terrific ladies, both survivors and staff!
When I started, I wasn't quite sure what to expect from the survivors. I actually thought that they would run and hide when a man came into the house. But I can tell you that my perception of women involved in sex trafficking has changed radically since interacting with the survivors over the last two years. Before, my impressions of these women came mostly from 70's COP shows on TV. But I found the survivors to be quite different. They are vibrant, warm, wonderful young women no different than any others I have encountered, nothing like my previous impressions. They have welcomed me and shown great appreciation for my efforts. Around the house, I became known as "Mr. Bob"!
I thank Selah Freedom for the opportunity to serve there.
Thank you, Bob, for all you do!