For decades, a two-story convent sheltered nuns ministering in the city's impoverished neighborhoods.
By month's end, the old building will open up to women working to be free of sex trafficking.
Its six bedrooms have brand-new linens, comforters and pillows. Each
has a personal sink and space for cribs. The floors have new carpet.
The convent-turned-safe-house is the handiwork of All Things New, a Christian ministry based in Oklahoma City and founded by Linda Caswell in 2008. She's relocating headquarters here and joining a countywide effort to combat the sex trade.
“It's been a lot of work but I've seen so much of the community of
San Antonio pull together to make this happen,” said Caswell, 59,
herself prostituted years ago. “It is a realization of a dream.”
I am the coordinator of the Texas Apostolic Prayer Network and pastor of Prince of Peace Church in Arlington, Texas. I am married to Kay. We have three grown and married children and four grandchildren.