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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Fort Myers Strip Club OutREACH, Mentoring Program, Coalition Mtg, Upcoming Events & More!

STRIP CLUB OUTREACH:  Fort Myers, FL, Saturday, September 11th 7pm - 11pm.  The Beauty From Ashes (BFA) outREACH team will be delivering a warm, comfort meal consisting of various quiches, salad, rolls & pies to the employees of of our local 'adopted' strip club.  We'll also be doing foot washings, bible study and serving communion.  After 6 years of outREACH to this club in the past 2 months we've been privileged to lead 8 people, including the manager, in the sinner's prayer.  It's been your prayers and the giving of our partners that has made this possible, THANK YOU!  Please continue to pray for these precious individuals. They desperately want out of their lifestyles and struggle with thinking it's impossible to do so.  May the relationships we have developed be rooted and grounded in the truth that will set them free to be all that God destined and purposed them to be! 

MENTORING PROGRAM:  In response to the new believers from the strip club outREACHes and requests from the five county area guardian ed litem's office, we are developing a specialized mentoring program.  If you are interested in becoming a mentor to a girl or young woman, please contact Julie Shematz.  Application, references and BFA training is required. 

LEE COUNTY HUMAN TRAFFICKING COALITION MEETING:  Thursday, September 9, 10am-12pm at Summit Church, 19601, Ben Hill Griffin Pkwy., Fort Myers, FL 33912.  This meeting is an open public meeting.  If you are from the area, please consider participating and become part of the solution to human slavery. 

One of BFA's  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 'victim/survivor-centered' training locally and across the United States in the development of this unique type of ministry.  

Below is a list of the current presentations that we offer:
Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking:  Identifying & Responding to America's Trafficked Youth
For more information and to schedule an event, CLICK HERE 

Thursday, September 16th, 3:00-4:30pm, North Fort Myers, FL:  Brookwood Girl's Home - It's Not Glamourous & Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking will be presented to the residents and staff.  
Thursday, November 4th, 5:30 - 6:30pm, Fort Myers, FL:  Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) - Human Trafficking, Hearing From the Victims & Addressing Demand will be presented to students and faculty. Event is sponsored by the Florida Coalition Against Human Trafficking (FCAHT).  
Sunday, November 14th, 5:00-6:30pm, North Fort Myers, FL: Wesleyan Diplomat Church - Human Trafficking, Hearing From the Victims & Addressing Demand will be presented.  Event sponsored by Women's Ministries.  

PLEASE PRAY WITH BFA:  Agree with us that those we have influenced will receive the revelation of who God is and who they are in Christ.  May they have the strength and wisdom to make healthy choices 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:  Your partnership is vital for us to continue providing awareness, advocacy and reach, rescue and restoration services to victims of commercialized sexual exploitation.  Please consider becoming a monthly partner by giving a tax deductible gift today.  For  $35 or more we will send you our  Child of God CD.  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.



We love, appreciate you & are praying for God's best for your life.  Thank you again for your continued support.  TOGETHER we are making a difference!  

Passionate to see victims become over-comers,

Julie Shematz & the BFA FREEdom™ Team
Beauty From Ashes™ Ministries  
Where Victims Become Over-Comers

1 comment:

  1. Dear BFA Outreach Team:

    I know how difficult it must be for someone who's turned her life over to the Lord to still be "stuck" in a dark enviornment. Yet I gain a lot of hope from this verse from Jeremiah: Jeremiah 29:11 (New International Version)
    "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

    The Lord DOES have plans for each one of these precious women, and He is working them out NOW; it's just a matter of haning in there until the outcomes of God's plans are in view.

    Galatians 6:9 (New International Version)
    "Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up."

    God bless!!!!!

    in His love,