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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Strip Club OutREACH, Human Trafficking 101, Bible Study, CNA Training & More!

STRIP CLUB OUTREACH:  Saturday, November 13th, the Beauty From Ashes (BFA) OutrEACH team will be doing our monthly outREACH to a local strip club.  The team will be serving a home cooked meal, giving away gift bags and sharing the Word of God with the employees.  We are in need of Bibles and cooks for these outREACHes.  Please contact BFA Food Coordinator, Tirzah Brown, if you're interested in preparing food and BFA Evangelist, Ann Peterson, for donations of Bibles.  

HUMAN TRAFFICKING 101, HEARING FROM THE VICTIMS & ADDRESSING DEMAND:  Sunday, November 14th 5:00-6:00pm, Wesleyan Diplomat Church, North Fort Myers, FL.  Beauty From Ashes (BFA) founder and human trafficking over-comer, Julie Shematz, will be presenting the multi-media presentation: Human Trafficking 101, Hearing From the Victims & Addressing Demand from a biblical perspective.  Event is sponsored by women's ministries. To register, contact Mary Cambell.   For more information on BFA presentations, CLICK HERE.  For BFA's calendar of events, CLICK HERE

BREAKING FREE BIBLE STUDY:  Beginning Wednesday, November 17th, 1pm-3pm, Barry University, Room 500-1, we will be presenting Beth Moore's Breaking Free:  The Journey, The Stories bible study through February 16, 2011.  We are seeking mature, stable, Christian women to attend this study that are willing to provide discipleship to the women to whom we've been reaching out in the area.  If you are interested in fulfilling Titus 2:3-4 and the Great Commission, or you are a sex worker or survivor desiring to acquire life skills and learn about who you designed to be,  please contact Julie Shematz for registration.  Free lunch will be served.  

CNA TRAINING:  BFA in partnership with ABM University & Theological Seminary we are offering full scholarships for certified nursing assistants.  No high school diploma is needed, if client can pass minimal testing of 8th grade reading level.  Career placement assistance and vocational rehabilitation services will also be provided.  If you are a victim, survivor or overcomer interested or have a client that may be, please contact us

CAR NEEDED FOR SURVIVOR:  Thanks to our generous partners, we have raised $700 for the human sex trafficking survivor, single mother, that we told you about 3 weeks ago.  We sill need another $800 to purchase the $1500 car for her to use as transportation.  Will you please consider giving a tax deductible donation today?  Any amount will be appreciated and it all adds up!  If you have a well running vehicle that you would like to donate, that will work too!  Please contact Julie Shematz.  See below how to give DONATIONS and please notate on donation 'Car'.  Any monies collected over the amount of car will be allocated to the Rahab's Hope Fund.  

FURNITURE NEEDED:  Washer and Dryer, Living Room Furniture- Coffee Table, Sofa and Chairs, Dining Table and Chairs, 2 Nightstands, Vacuum Cleaner and 4-5 Lamps are needed for a family that relocated from South Bend, Indiana to Fort Myers to serve BFA.  The couple, who both have college degrees (Elementary Education and History), are also in need of employment.  If you or anyone you know can help, please email Jeff & Jennifer Blye or call (574) 855-7215.

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

PRAY FOR BFA:  Please keep our outREACH this weekend in your prayers and the precious individuals we are establishing relationships with, as well as traveling mercies for team that travels cross state to participate.  May the women we reach out to be set free, have a hunger for God's Word, a revelation of His love for them, who He is, and who they are in Christ.  Agree with us for the work that has begun in the women's life in recovery to be completed.  May their faith increase,  their minds be renewed and bodies healed from the traumas and injustices they have survived.  And finally, please keep the BFA staff and volunteers physical and spiritual health lifted up as they serve tirelessly educating, advocating, reaching, rescuing and restoring.

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, intervention, prevention and restoration services to victims of commercialized sexual exploitation and trafficking.  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.



Thank you for your faithful and continued support of the enormous vision God has entrusted us with.  TOGETHER we are better and we are making a difference!  

In His lavish love and service,
Julie Shematz the BFA FREEdom™ Team

Beauty From Ashes™ Ministries  
Where Victims Become Over-Comers

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