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Former porn star asks Christians to pray for women in sex industry following deaths of five adult film performers

(YouTube/triplexchurch)Brittni De La Mora appears in a screen capture of a video from triplexchurch.

Former porn star-turned-minister Brittni De La Mora is encouraging Christians to pray for women who are involved in the sex industry following the recent deaths of five adult film performers.

The five women — Olivia Lua, Olivia Nova, August Ames, Turi Luv, and Shyla Stylez — died in just the last three months, with some succumbing to drug overdose, others to suicide.

Lua, 23, was found dead at a rehabilitation center in California after reportedly suffering from personal challenges and months of battling drug addiction. Nova, 23, was found dead in Las Vegas on Jan. 7, while Luv, 31 died of a drug overdose in December.

Ames, also 23, committed suicide by hanging in December after she was bullied online for refusing to have sex on camera with men who had performed in gay porn films.

The 35-year-old Stylez, who recently retired from the adult film industry, died in her sleep in November.

De La Mora, who has filmed roughly about 375 scenes in adult films, said that she is heartbroken by the deaths of the young women.

After hearing of Ames' passing, De La Mora wrote a blog, saying "I wish I could have been there for her."

In an interview with CBN News, De La Mora explained that people who enter the adult film industry are "searching for something."

"For me, I was searching for love in all the wrong places and so you go into that industry with this false hope that whatever it is you're looking for, you're going to find there. And unfortunately, that's not the case," she said.

"Whenever you go into an industry that's as dark as that one, it comes with open doors and so being that I was looking for love, it was like my heart was crushed when I couldn't find it there and the door to depression opened, which then drugs and then suicidal attempts and suicidal thoughts all came my way," she said.

De La Mora said that she wanted to quit but she felt trapped, fearing that she would not be able to lead a normal life after leaving the adult film industry. She initially thought that there was no other way but to commit suicide, but then, she started attending church wither her grandparents.

She invited Jesus Christ into her life, but it took time before she was able to completely break free from her life as a porn star.

The former adult film star recalled the time when she was about to film a scene in Vegas when she said the Holy Spirit urged her to bring her Bible. When she turned to the book of Revelation, she read the passage about Jezebel who encourages God's people to commit sexual immorality and how she was given time to repent.

After reading the passage, she said that "fear of the Lord" fell on her and she stressed that also felt the "love and grace of God," because God had given her enough time to repent.

De La Mora, who has since left the adult film industry and is now a minister of the Gospel, noted that churches often struggle to welcome those who have lived "rough" lives like she once did.

She pointed out that the Bible states that it is God's kindness that leads people to repentance, so Christians should be the first to demonstrate God's love and kindness.

De La Mora emphasized that Jesus died on the cross for everybody, including the people with a past like hers.

"For people who are prostitutes, drug addicts, all of the above so because of the fact that He was willing to give His life for those people, we need to be the first people to express His love and to not push them off in a corner. They're worthy of God's love," she concluded.

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