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Josephine Butler was considered an activist and a liberal during her lifetime. She grew up in England in the 19th century and campaigned against discriminatory laws against women. She also evangelized prostitutes and worked closely with the Salvation Army. She credited all she accomplished to the power she received daily from her active prayer life with the Lord.


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Cheryl Brodersen currently oversees the Joyful Life women's Bible study at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa.