My Strength is My Story with Dr. Jeff Brodsky, Why Are You Barefoot?
Who would have thought by taking off a pair of shoes and walking barefoot would change lives. Dr. Jeff Brodsky shares his extraordinary story of how going barefoot for almost nine years has rescued thousands.
Dr. Jeff Brodsky is a husband of forty-four years to Gail. They have three children and seven grandchildren.
Dr. Jeff is the founder and President of JOY International, a non-profit organization which exists to be involved in, or help to coordinate the rescue, restoration, reintegration, and prevention of the commercial sexual exploitation of children, teens, and young women, both domestically and internationally.
He is also a speaker, a master clown, and an author with his latest releases,
- A children’s book, Why Are You Barefoot?
- His memoir, The Least of These: One Man’s Remarkable Journey in the Fight Against Child Trafficking
“I don’t hesitate when I believe God wants me to do something.” ~ Dr. Jeff Brodsky
Enjoy the multitude of topics discussed includes the marriage secret, Barefoot Mile Walks, slavery, and obedience, plus so much more.
- Marriage Secret
- Why Are You Barefoot?
- Shoes ‘n socks
- A tug of war
- Barefoot Mile Walks
- JOY International
- John 15:11
- Master Clown
- The enemy
- Jeremiah 1:5
- Unconditional Love
- What can you do?
- Emancipation Proclamation
- Emma and her Elementary School
- The Illustrator
- Rock Mountain CHEK Conference
- Depth of the heart
- Snow and barefeet
- Mission trips
“Anytime Papa has pain, it reminds me of why I’m doing this.” ~ Dr. Jeff Brodsky
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Quotes and statements within the interview:
“The number one joy I receive is when I see that someone that’s being held as a slave set free and enters into a relationship with the Lord.”
“Forty-four years — I haven’t missed a day yet!”
“And I felt that He (the Lord) was impressing on me to live barefoot for one year.”
“Keep going! Those children are still out there.”
“What’s the difference between what’s under my feet and what’s under your shoes?”
“I couldn’t understand why He would take my brother and not me when I was so rotten and he was so good.”
“I was reading the red.”
“But I came to realize that whatever we do in life for joy, it’s temporary.”
“Maybe just means ‘no’ until it turns to a ‘yes’!”
“I’m gonna use the tools that God has given me to fulfill the calling He has placed in my life with every barefoot step that I take.”
“As long as another child needs to be rescued, I’ll be barefoot the rest of my life, doing the work God has called me to do.”
“Today, today alone. There are 27 million!”
“But joining forces and working together, we can accomplish so much more.”
What has your story gifted you?
- Seeing people that are in bondage set free.
“To know that He’s using me, my organization, and our teams, volunteers, to set “literal” captives free. What greater joy can there be to know that we’re used as His tool to set somebody like that free.”
Resources mentioned in the episode:
- Connect with Dr. Jeff Brodsky
- BOOK: The Least of These
- BOOK: Why Are You Barefoot?
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/joy.org
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/jeffbrodsky
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