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Thursday, June 17, 2010

BFA Strip Club OutREACH Report, Trainings & More

PORN HARMS JUNE 15th CAPITOL HILL BRIEFING: “The American Psychiatric Association has added Hypersexual Disorder to the Diganostic and Statistical Manual-5 which will include both sexual addiction and pornography addiction. Pornography may be ingested through your eyes but its impact is not just on your genitals but also on your brain, so it fits the addiction definition perfectly.” READ MORE

STRIP CLUB OUTREACH REPORT: Fort Myers, FL Saturday June 12th BFA delivered and served food to the employees of a local strip club from the locker room. The team, including 2 women from the Miami area (one a sex industry over-comer and the other chairman of the Broward County Human Trafficking Coalition), were able encourage and pray with the majority of employees as they delivered a message of hope, love & truth. To view photos and for more information CLICK HERE.

STRIP CLUB OUTREACHES: We do monthly strip club outreaches on the 2nd Saturday of the month. Our next will be July 10 and we will be delivering gifts as well as food. We need assistance with gift bag assembly for approximately 35 employees. Please contact us if you would like to help.

BFA TRAINING: One of our goals is to equip others to reach, rescue and restore victims of commercialized sexual exploitation and trafficking with the message there is help and a way out. Since 2005, we have been providing training locally and across the United States in the development of this unique type of ministry. Currently we have equipped 27 other organizations and produced a 40+ page national curriculum that covers all aspects of strip club outREACH. Our trainings also utilize other curriculum. Below is a list of trainings we offer:

Human Trafficking - Hearing from the Victims & Addressing Demand
Sex Worker AfterCARE
Street OutREACH
Strip Club OutREACH

"This was my first time ever in a strip club! ...I'm glad I had no prior expectations about it. So, I just went with the flow. Julie was an amazing leader, covering every detail possible. Helping us to know what to expect, how to act and how to respond in case of an emergency. Also have her husband Steve waiting and praying for us out in the parking lot was such an amazing feeling, knowing that we were being covered in love was great. I have never experienced such an instant warmth and welcoming spirit to the atmosphere as we did here. Even the manager came back and felt comfortable eating and socializing with us. There were no hostilities or negative experiences. Everything that happened was simply all positive. Everything was incredibly beneficial to us individually and even more so for future ministry to take place. I hope we can come back again soon and would love to continue being apart of this incredible atmosphere of love and spiritual growth... my heart is truly committed to this ministry and to working with you much more in the future. God bless you." - Katriiana Juliao, Fort Lauderdale, FL

"Nothing could ever describe what we all felt kneeling at the feet of this precious beautiful daughter of God praying with us with a tender heart for God. I think last night was the best outreach for the Kingdom I have ever been on. These are my sisters as I walked in the darkness with them in those clubs for over 15 yrs. If God can rescue me as wretched, pitiful, blind and lost as I was He can rescue them also. Oh boy can he ever. Thank you Father because I would of never dreamed that you would send me back to the very pit that you yourself snatched me out from." - Shelly Lantz, Miami, FL

For more information and to schedule a training: CLICK HERE

ST PETERSBURG GAY PRIDE PARADE OUTREACH: Saturday, June 26th. This is Florida's largest homosexual event and we are partnering up with Real Orange to reach the lost and to be an eye for local law enforcement for victims of human trafficking. If you're interested in being part of this street outreach, contact Annie Peterson, 239.849.2089 or

PLEASE PRAY WITH BFA: Agree with us that those we have influenced will receive revelation of who God is and who they are in Christ. May they have a desire to read His Word, turn their hearts away from the things of the world and the courage to pursue the journey of inner healing.

theCALL2XXX: Join us for weekly global prayer to abolish slavery and for the organizations reaching, rescuing, restoring and advocating for the victims. Fridays 8-9am EST For more information and prayer guide: CLICK HERE

PRAYER REQUESTS: We care for you and have a team that prays over your every need. Please send them to


DONATIONS: We need your help to continue providing awareness, advocacy and reach, rescue and restoration services to victims of commercialized sexual exploitation (CSE). All giving is tax deductible and for $35 or more we will send you our Child of God CD. Please consider becoming a monthly partner or giving a one time gift to partner with us. For secure online donations, CLICK HERE or mail your check, cash or money order to Beauty From Ashes, 5100 S. Cleveland Ave., Ste, 318-148, Fort Myers, FL 33907.

"Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men." Colossians 3:23

Thank you for your support. Together we are better and we are making a difference.

In His passionate love & service,
Julie Shematz & the BFA FREEdom™ Team

Beauty From Ashes™ Ministries

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