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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

BFA August Strip Club OutREACH Report

"This was my 3rd outreach with Beauty from Ashes and they just keep getting better. Being enslaved in this lifestyle myself for many years I am so blessed to see how God is wooing these women back to Him.  What I have seen with my eyes leaves me literally speechless and in awe.  Only Jesus can get the glory for the things taking place.  Julie's 6 yr. faithful commitment to this club is truly reaping the most beautiful fruit.  I have seen over 8 woman make a confession of faith and last weekend the manager of the club prayed with Julie the sinners prayer right at the bar. As you can see from the pictures, this is [not] what people would say is possible.  This man's heart is being transformed by the power of God.  We must remember what it was like for all of us before we actually surrendered all to God.  Sometimes people do not just come right out [and] it could take years. Like myself, it took many years, but seeds are being planted and seeing how these women and manager receive us with arms wide open blows my mind.  To see how God has covered us with favor and peace back in that locker room all I can say is Glory to God who can do whatever He wants,  whenever He wants, however He wants.  Your prayers are so appreciated.  Thanks Beauty from Ashes." - Shelly Lantz, Beauty From Ashes OutREACH Team

‎'He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already,' John 3:18, Girls in there just needed to know that someone cares & loves them! One girl said 'you guys are real Christians, doing real things.' Another who had found new life couldn't stop bringing girls [employees & female customers] back [to the locker room] for prayer ~ they found what truly satisfied! And that is Jesus." - Katariiana Juliao, Beauty From Ashes OutREACH Team

The Beauty From Ashes OutREACH team delivered and served home cooked baked ziti, Greek salad, rolls & baklava to their "adopted" Fort Myers strip club on Saturday, August 14th.  
While praise music played in the locker room, they also ministered through foot washings and hand massages, led bible study, served communion, distributed gift bags with beauty supplies and devotionals, and gave away copies of former dancer, Julie Shematz's, DVD testimony interview with Rod Parsley.  View the "Second Chance at Success" testimony:  CLICK HERE
3 women prayed to receive Christ, as well as the club manager.  Two former dancers came in the club asking for prayer, and the team was able to pray with all the employees, offering hope, sharing truth and encouraging them that they were created for something greater.   They also distributed post cards promoting Ian McCormick's online movie/ testimony, "Down Under," to all the customers, and placed several copies at each of the tables and at the bar.  
A huge THANKS to all our partners, contributors and prayer warriors.  Together we are making a difference! 
For more information and to view outreach pictures, CLICK HERE
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In His love & service,
Julie Shematz & the BFA FREEdom™ Team
Beauty From Ashes™ Ministries  
Where Victims Become Over-Comers
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