STRIP CLUB OUTREACH REPORT: On Saturday, February 27th, we served up home made chicken casserole, scalloped potatoes, mixed veggie salad, rolls and a delicious chocolate cake inside the locker room of our local adopted strip club. The employees were very excited to see us and LOVED the food. They raved and raved on how delicious everything was & because we changed our scheduled night going into the club and are going earlier, we are able to catch the day shift & the night shift. Many girls told us they had heard that we come & were excited to finally meet the team and eat the comfort food. As the team prayed, many of the girls transparently opened up to us with their stories of struggles and heartache. I was able to get a couple of the girls' phone numbers as they shared with me that they and their boyfriends want to come to church. Because the team is made up of servants from different denominations, it was great to see the girls' expressions when they realized we represent the unity and oneness of the body of Christ. They were deeply moved that so many people & churches care for them. Steve and I were able to answer some deep theological questions from the manager at the end of the night. He truly is searching and literally told us 'I am afraid of dying & want to make sure I'm going to heaven'. We led him through the Roman's road of salvation and encouraged him to start reading in the book of John, asking God to reveal Himself to him. All in all many, many seeds were planted. Please agree with us that it's within fertile soil these seeds will grow into mature oaks of splendor for His glory!
BIBLES NEEDED: We are in need of Bibles to distribute during outreaches. We firmly believe in the power of the Word not returning void and include it in every outreach. We don't want to hand them lipgloss & a business card, we want to give them what will change their lives forever! If you, your church, small group, business or organization can provide them, please contact us.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: We are wanting to increase our monthly food outreaches to two a month instead of one, but this means we need MORE HELP. If you are interested in being a cook, gift assembler or on the outreach team, please contact Pastor Julie. We also have the following areas in which to serve:
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BFA MONTHLY TEAM MEETING: Saturday, March 6th 9am - noon. Call 239.939.9218 for location. (All team members required.)
WEEKLY BIBLE STUDY: Come out for food, fellowship and fun. Mondays 5:30 - 8:30. Call 239.939.9218 for location.
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Thank you for standing with us on the promises of God for those He has entrusted to our sphere of influence. We know that He is faithful to complete the work that He begins and whom the Son sets free is free indeed. Please continue to agree with us that they receive fresh revelation of who God is and who they are IN CHRIST!
In His passionate love & consuming fire,
Pastor Julie Shematz, Steve & the FREEdom™ Team
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Beauty From Ashes™ Ministries
Where Victims Become Over-Comers
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