Dear Family, Friends & Partners,
It's that time of the year again with less than 12 days before Christmas. It has always been a very special time of year for Beauty From Ashes, and this year has been exceptionally wonderful.
Thanks to your support, Beauty From Ashes was able to raise $735 for the women's New Life Dream Center through our jewelry sale and because of your generous donations, we have been able to give hundreds of dollars worth of basic care needs, bibles, journals, clothes and beauty supplies to the ladies residing there.
Additionally, we were able to assemble 50 Christmas gift bags for our 6th annual strip club outreaches that include the following items: 3 forms of the Word: Bibles, CDs & DVDs, along with purses, makeup kits, hair & nail products & jewelry. We will be delivering them to our adopted club Thursday, December 17, along with a homemade meal of lasagna, spinach salad, garlic bread and delicious deserts. We also plan on delivering them to another local club that Pastor Julie met the owner at the AVN porn expo. Delivery date TBD. We are able to do this because of YOU and your faithfulness in supporting us. Thank you!
While we have worked very hard to support other restoration programs over the past 7 years, the time has come that we need assistance for what God has entrusted to us. He has opened the doors of which we've dreamed and need your help now more than ever. It is with great joy that we are finally able to establish our own safehome for victims of sex trafficking! Due to our community partnerships with law enforcement and outreach abilities to attract victims, we already have a waiting list of survivors needing to be placed in our first FREEdom™ Home. Residents are due to begin moving in this week, and we anticipate a full home for Christmas. To God be all the glory for the great things He has done!
In the mean time, below is a list of items we are in urgent need of:
Set of bunk beds
Twin Size Sheets
Walmart Gift Cards (For food, clothes, pharmaceutical, etc.)
You can give your tax deductible gift of love securely online HERE or contact us to provide these items directly to us.
Your gift will restore physical, emotional, and spiritual health to rescued girls by providing them things like safe shelter, medical care, nutritious food, vocational training, compassionate counseling, and where possible, reintegration with a loving family.
Receive the Beauty From Ashes' Child of God 10 song CD when you donate $35 or more to the FREEdom™ Homes Fund.
Literally, we have received such a blessing that we cannot contain it anymore! (Malachi 3:10) Beauty From Ashes is in desperate need of a larger space for our offices and art studio. We would consider a residential home for this as it will also provide much needed housing for our staff. If you or someone you know have available home or space, please contact us ASAP.
God is answering our prayers & sending in laborers; however, many more are needed. We are having a Reach, Rescue & Restore Victims of Commercialized Sexual Exploitation & Human Trafficking Training, Tuesday, December 15th 6-9pm. We also have need of help in the following areas:
If you are interested in joining our FREEdom™ Team, please contact us.
We are seeking community partnerships with churches, business's, organizations and individuals that will join with us for ongoing support. God has stretched our tent pegs and territory for such a time as this. We cannot do this alone and need you, your church, your small group, organization &/or business to come along side us to assist in reaching, rescuing & restoring the lives of precious orphans that have become victims of sex slavery. Will you help us and consider doing a fundraiser and/or have us come to your organization to do an awareness presentation on human trafficking? Committing to monthly support or one time giving in any amount will enable us to do that which God anointed us to do.
Time is of the essence, every minute 2 children are being forced into prostitution world-wide and it is estimated that 100,000 - 300,000 minors a year are being forced into child sex slavery every year here in the USA. Less than 2 months ago, the FBI rescued 62 females from the horrific nightmare of sex slavery and none of the 52 minor victims are receiving the help experts say is necessary to overcome such trauma and rejoin society. READ STORY The need is great for restoration homes and we have stepped up to the plate to make a difference. We need your help. Will you lock arms with us as slavery abolitionists? We can make a difference one life at a time this Christmas.
In Him & His passion to see victims become over-comers,
Pastor Julie, Steve & the FREEdom™ Team