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About beLydia

WE USE HOSPITALITY TO PREVENT

CHILD SEX TRAFFICKING

You’re wondering how on earth you can use hospitality 

to prevent child sex trafficking, right?

 

Or maybe you think there is a disconnect between the beauty of hospitality and something so incredibly dark and evil?

 

It only makes sense in God's upside-down kingdom where

He puts something on your heart and you KNOW you're supposed to follow His lead.

 

When you’ve made plans, and they don’t jive with God’s plans, guess what? He will sometimes hit you over the head (so to speak) and makes you realize; His plans are much better than your plans.

 

Our founder, Terri Ingraham was an event planner, interior designer, health coach, wife, mom, volunteer (all the things) but, then God gave her a dream.

 

In the early morning hours of March 12th, 2016, she heard “be Lydia” over and over and over in a dream. The booming voice wouldn’t stop, so she sat up and said out loud, “God just put it in my head so I can go back to sleep.”

 

Terri rarely remembered her dreams, but this time was different. She woke up and wrote six pages of detailed notes in her journal. She calls it a “download from the Holy Spirit” because it was clear to her, THIS WAS FROM GOD.

 

She was to be like Lydia in Acts 16:14-15 and show her faith by using hospitality to prevent child sex trafficking.

 

She was to host events and include women entrepreneurs and share hospitality and make things beautiful. All while sharing awareness about child sex trafficking.

 

Crazy, right?

 

At that time, she didn’t even know what sex trafficking was, but now she has a non-profit called beLydia that uses hospitality to prevent child sex trafficking.

 

Lydia was an entrepreneur and faithful and, the Lord opened her heart to respond to His word. 

 

That is exactly what beLydia is about. Having our hearts open to respond and be faithful. Using our skills and passions in an entrepreneurial way, opening doors, opening hearts and, working to prevent one of the most evil enterprises in the world: child sex trafficking.

 

We know it’s crazy. It is CRAZY, but God’s love is crazy, and we serve from an overflow of His goodness to do crazy things.


And yes, we do that in a beautiful way.

Meet the Team

Favorite scent
Vanilla, amber, and sandalwood (all together)
A scent that reminds you of your childhood
Coppertone, lilacs, strawberry soda
Favorite flower
Peony
You're having a group of friends over, what do you serve to eat?
A big salad, a large platter of tapas and things to nosh on, and some incredible {hopefully chocolate} dessert that ends the meal on a happy note.
As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Interior Designer
Life verse from the Bible or quote that inspires you:
"The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the LORD turn his face toward you and give you peace."
-Numbers 6:24-26
What's your superpower?
Creativity
Early Bird or Night Owl?
Very Early Bird

Terri=

 Founder

Christina=

Operations

Favorite scent
Lavender Spray from L'Occitane
A scent that reminds you of your childhood
Pencils
Favorite flower
Lillies
You're having a group of friends over, what do you serve to eat? 
Mexican Food
As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Lawyer
Life verse from the Bible or quote that inspires you:
"Be still and know that I am God" - Psalm 46:10
What's your superpower?
Discernment 
Early Bird or Night Owl?
Night Owl.

Stacy=

Awareness

Favorite scent

Sandalwood

A scent that reminds you of your childhood

Patchouli

Favorite flower

Gerber daisy

You're having a group of friends over, what do you serve to eat?

Spaghetti, salad, bread & dessert

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

A dermatologist

Life verse from the Bible or quote that inspires you:

"Do not be afraid for I am with you." Isaiah 41:10a

What's your superpower?

Nurturing those in need through meals and words of encouragement

.Early Bird or Night Owl?

Night Owl

Favorite scent

Apple Cinnamon 

A scent that reminds you of your childhood

Cinnamon 

Favorite flower

Rose

You're having a group of friends over, what do you serve to eat? 

I would serve a seafood dish.

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

I wanted to be a therapist!

Life verse from the Bible or quote that inspires you:

For I am the LORD your God who takes

hold of your right hand

and says to you,

Do not fear; I will help you.

Isa 41:13 (NIV)

What's your superpower?

I can instantly read a person’s body language

and intentions.

Early Bird or Night Owl?

Early Bird

Amanda=

Youth Programs

Kim=

Admin

Favorite scent
Lots of them....fresh cut grass, volcano candle, turkey and all the trimmings cooking on Thanksgiving Day, the smell of a fresh Christmas tree, my Grandma's house.
A scent that reminds you of your childhood 

Grandma's house
Favorite flower
Right now...peonies
You're having a group of friends over, what do you serve to eat?
I have the best friends and I love making a great meal to show my love ... salad, salmon, roasted rosemary potatoes, and sticky toffee pudding for dessert with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Interior Designer - my Mom would come home and the furniture would constantly be moved!
Life verse from the Bible or quote that inspires you:
"Stay positive, forgive others, invest in yourself, trust your instincts, lead with an open heart, don't let others ruin your day, do things that bring you joy, be of service to humanity, find your soul tribe, love yourself!"
- Lewis Howes 
What's your superpower?
My son would say my homemade spaghetti sauce.
Early Bird or Night Owl?
Night Owl

Favorite scent
Vanilla, or Lavender

A scent that reminds you of your childhood 

Strawberry cake
Where do you like to go to eat with a group of friends? 

Love Tinyboxwood with friends
Favorite Flower

Tulip, gerber daisy, and peonies
As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Teacher, mom
Life verse from the Bible or quote that inspires you:
Jeremiah 29:11 “For the plans I have for you says the Lord, plans to prosper you not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.”
What's your superpower?
Overcomer of trials
Early Bird or Night Owl?
Night Owl

Traci=

Community Programs

Jaime=

Social Media

Favorite scent
Satsuma
A scent that reminds you of your childhood
Burning Wood
Favorite flower
Lilacs
You're having a group of friends over, what do you serve to eat? 
Tacos
As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Plan A was to be a mom. Plan B was to be a teacher. God blessed me with the opportunity to be both. Now, I am on God's plan following where He leads.
Life verse from the Bible or quote that inspires you:
I have so many. But Philippians 1:6 promises that this life is not in vain. It encourages us to persevere until we meet Christ face-to-face and it points to an amazing promise we have in Christ. "And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns." 
What's your superpower?
Encourager. I love encouraging others

o follow Jesus. 
Early Bird or Night Owl?
Night Owl

Sarah=

Intern

Favorite scent
Lavender
Scent that reminds you
of your childhood 

Fresh Linen
Favorite flower
Daisy
You're having a group of friends over, what do you serve to eat? 
Ramen Tatsu-Ya!
As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A ballerina
Life verse from the Bible or quote that inspires you:
"Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins." 1 Peter 4:8
What's your superpower?
The ability to multitask! 
Early Bird or Night Owl?
Night Owl

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