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Friday, October 16, 2009

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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

HANDS THAT HEAL: Anti-Trafficking & Caregiver Training in Fort Myers, FL

80,000 slaves were transported a year during the peak slave trade
Currently 800,000 slaves are transported a year
Human Trafficking is Human Slavery
79% of Human Trafficking is Sex Trafficking

Sex trafficking is modern-day slavery in which people are exploited and sold in the commercial sex industry. Holistic care is necessary for traumatized survivors to find healing from their abuse and to learn the skills needed to succeed in beginning a new life.

The Faith Alliance Against Slavery and Trafficking (FAAST) anti-trafficking curriculum, Hands that Heal, is a comprehensive, Christian curriculum to train global caregivers who are front line providers of aftercare for women, children, and men that have been trafficked into the commercial sex industry. The curriculum is the result of a collaboration among more than 40 academicians and field practitioners from diverse backgrounds and organizations that address the needs of trafficked individuals. FAAST also developed Hands that Heal as a tool to inform and inspire churches, communities, organizations, and individuals around the world to engage in the battle against the injustice of human trafficking and to help equip them to provide transformational care to survivors.

Anti-Trafficking & Caregivers Training
November 14, 21 & 28 9am-3pm

Registration required. Limited seating.

Hands that Heal: International Curriculum to Train Caregivers of Trafficking Survivors
$35 Community-Based Edition utilizes a participatory training approach that can be used at the local level by churches, organizations and local community groups around the world.
$45 Academic Edition is designed as an undergraduate or graduate course to introduce future caregivers to the wide-ranging needs of survivors of sex trafficking, as well as to enhance the skills of current caregivers.
$75 Both curriculum's. All curriculum's come with training CD.

Presented by Beauty From Ashes
Where Victims Become Over-Comers

Providing Assistance to Victims of Commercialized Sexual Exploitation Since 2005

Word of Life Church
2120 Collier Avenue, Fort Myers, FL 33901

For more information, call 239.939.9218 or visit

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Trafficking Over-Comer Appearing on TV & RADIO This Week

Beauty From Ashes' Co-Founder, Julie Shematz, will be sharing her testimony of how she became an over-comer of commercialized sexual exploitation & anti-human trafficking reach, rescue & restoration efforts on the God Has the Answer Today Show with Pastor Gaspar Anastasi, Monday, October 13th, 6:15pm EST on Kingdom FM 91.5. You can listen online here: http://www.Kingdom.FM

Pastor Julie will be sharing her beauty from ashes story and discussing human trafficking in the United States on The Healing Today Show this week, October 12 thru Sunday October 19, 2009. You can view the pre-recorded show multiple times:

The Healing Today Show Thursday at 12:30pm EST

Dish Network 267
Sky Angel 136

Watch "Live Stream" on

Monday at 7:00pm EST
Wednesday at 10:00pm EST
Friday at 4:00pm EST

Or watch on the following SWFL channels:

Channel 49 WRXY Fort Myers

Channel 10 Comcast cable in Fort Myers, North Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach, Lehigh Acres, Alva, Bokelia, Bonita Springs, Captiva, Estero, Naples, Pineland, St. James City, and Sanibel Island

Channel 22 Comcast cable in Cape Coral, LaBelle and Punta Gorda

Channel 22 Comcast cable in Englewood and Port Charlotte

Channel 44 Comcast Cable in Arcadia

Channel 10 Marco Island Cable

The show will also be viewable on the following stations:

KFXB - Cedar Rapids/Waterloo/Dubuque IL
WLCF - Decatur IL
KNLJ - Jefferson City MO
WVUP - Tallahassee FL


Check your local listings to confirm airtime.

Interested in Pastor Julie sharing her story of how she was able to get out of sex trafficking & commercialized sexual exploitation? Desire to EDUCATE & train your church, college, university or organization how to effectively REACH, RESCUE & RESTORE victims of commercialized sexual exploitation & trafficking? Contact us by calling 239.939.9218 or email us at

Do you have an testimony of becoming an over-comer of sex trafficking, commercialized sexual exploitation or porn? We'd like to hear from you! Please submit your condensed testimony of less than 500 words and/or a teaching, revelation or writing you have on how you became an over-comer to

Are you a stripper, prostitute, webcam model or making porn & want out? Contact us by calling our toll free help line 877. 4BFA HELP (877.423.2767) or email Pastor Julie directly at

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