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Thursday, September 17, 2009

26+ Years of Restoration to Sex Trafficking Victims

For almost three years now, Beauty From Ashes has had the privilege to be part of an extremely effective restoration program, the New Life Dream Center here in Fort Myers, FL. With a 90% success rate, the facility is home to approximately 113 residents, including pregnant women & babies up to four years old. 100% of all the mothers that entered the program that did not have custody of their children were able to regain custody once they complete the program, if not before. The faith based program lasts for 18 months, during the final 6 months of which the residents acquire full time employment so that when they complete, they have a job, a savings account & have walked an intensive journey of inner healing where they move from being victims to over-comers.

26 years ago, before buzz words like human trafficking, commercialized sexual exploitation and child sex trafficking were popular, Pastor Gaspar Anastasi and his wife Michelle were taking these victims off the streets and offering them new hope, new life & new dreams. Pastor Gaspar embraced the great commission to make disciples of the nations and hundreds of lives have been transformed since. They have developed a program that has set the pace for successful restoration centers that have now been duplicated across the nation and in other countries. The New Life Dream Center has been a vital partner & resource to the restoration of sex trafficking victims. It was recently announced that the County Commissioner is giving the keys to the city to Pastor Gaspar and Word of Life Ministries for the effective work they have done to help restore lives and communities.

The New Life Dream Center for women needs community partnerships in order to continue to provide restoration services to victims of commercialized sexual exploitation, trafficking and domestic abuse.

To hear the testimony of a current resident (Tyra Bank's guest), an over-comer of domestic minor sex trafficking & commercialized sexual exploitation: CLICK HERE

To view the Fort Myers News Press video on the center featured with the front page story of Beauty From Ashes: CLICK HERE

It costs $760 a month to house, feed and provide inner healing to each resident. No one is ever turned away for an inability to pay and the program currently relies on private donations alone to maintain the daily operational costs. Fact is, it costs a LOT of money to provide care for over 100 people daily.

In addition, they are in desperate need of the following items:

Wash Cloths
Cleaning Supplies
Drinking Glasses
Knives & Forks
Plastic Bowls
Kitchen Wares
#10 Electric Can Openers
Hygiene Supplies
Canned Goods & Non-Perishable Food Items

Will you please consider giving today and/or organizing your church or group to rally together to help support this amazingly effective program?

For secure online giving, CLICK HERE. Make checks out to the New Life Dream Center and mail to 5100 S. Cleveland Avenue, Suite 318-148, Fort Myers, FL 33907. To make non cash donations, contact Pastor Lucy Williams at 239.274.8881x243.

Thank you for your generous giving. Together we are better & are making a difference!

In His love & passion to see victims become over-comers,

Pastor Julie Shematz
CEO & Co-Founder Beauty From Ashes

p.s. Word of Life Ministries is home to Beauty From Ashes. :+)

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