STRIP CLUB OUTREACH: This Saturday, March 13th, we will be taking a home cooked meal of BBQ beef spare ribs, corn casserole, salad, rolls & yummy Sugar Mama cupcakes into our local adopted strip club 6pm - 10pm. Please keep us in prayer as we interact one on one with the employees. Agree with us for trusting relationships to be established, captives set free & names added to the Lamb's Book of LIfe.
BIBLES NEEDED: We are in desperate need of new & gently used bibles for outreaches & those we work with. If you, your church, small group, business or organization can assist us with this need, please contact us ASAP.
FGCU: Over-comer & founder of BFA, Julie Shematz, will be speaking on behalf of the voiceless victims of human trafficking and discussing this modern day slavery at Florida Gulf Coast University on Thursday, March 25th 6-7:30pm. Event is sponsored by the Student Abolitionist Movement.
PRAYER REQUESTS: Weekly, we are working directly with 10 CSE & human trafficking victims currently and another 10-15 indirectly. Their needs vary from salvation, re-dedication, faith, deliverance, jobs, strength, wisdom, food, safehomes to be restored in, to godly mentors, children, pregnancies & addictions. Please agree with us for God's perfect will to be done in their lives. May they have a hunger & thirst for His Word & receive the revelation of who God is in & who they are in Him. Send your prayer requests here: firstname.lastname@example.org
HOUSING NEEDED: A mature, godly, woman who relocated to Fort Myers, FL two years ago to serve Beauty From Ashes is in need of renting a room, an efficiency and/or one bedroom apartment. She has been a faithful servant of God, BFA and is a widow. God's Word is very clear to us in that we need to care for widows and she needs our help. She is employed. Please contact Pastor Julie if you or someone you know could provide a loving home for her to live in.
FINANCIAL SUPPORT: BFA needs your donations today in order for us to continue reaching, rescuing & restoring victims of commercialized sexual exploitation & human trafficking. Will you please consider giving a one time give or committing to becoming a monthly partner with us? Perhaps you could speak to your pastor and inquire if they add us as home missionaries for their one time or monthly support?
Currently 80% of human trafficking is sex trafficking with 80% of women and children being the primary victims. This horrific crime is happening in our backyards, not just in other countries. Right now the United States of America is the #1 place to have sex with children. Currently, as a nation we are giving millions of dollars to assist illegal immigrants and victims in other countries and little to nothing to help OUR OWN CITIZENS. We need your help and are taking the steps to acquire federal & grant funding for these victim's comprehensive restoration needs, but the needs are URGENT NOW. We receive emails weekly that break our hearts and we are limited to what we can offer them due to a lack of funds. By supporting us, you, your church, your business or organization will be fighting to abolish modern day slavery in the USA and contributing to the restoration of innocent lives. Any amount will help, $5, $10, $50, $100, $1000 or $5000. Please consider giving today.
CHILD OF GOD FUND RAISING CD: For your gift of hope that enables us to reach, rescue & restore women, children & men, we will give you our private label, Child of God, CD for a minimum donation of $35 plus $5 shipping as a way to say thank you. To give securely online, CLICK HERE or send cash, check or money order to 5100 S. Cleveland Avenue, Suite 318-148, Fort Myers, FL 33907.
WEEKLY GLOBAL PRAYER FOR CSE & HUMAN TRAFFICKING VICTIMS: Please join us every Friday 8am-9am EST to pray for the victims, survivors and over-comers, as well as the organizations reaching, rescuing, restoring & advocating for these individuals. Prayer Guide, CLICK HERE
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