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Thursday, July 8, 2010

Strip Club Outreach & SE Florida Strip Club Outreach & Trafficking Ministry Trainer of Trainers

STRIP CLUB OUTREACH: Fort Myers, FL Saturday July 10 7pm - 11pm EST The BFA outreach team will not only be serving up homemade chicken and dumplings and fixings, but also delivering gifts that include beauty supplies and Bibles in their adopted club. They will be debuting their new foot washing, pedicures and manicures, thanks to Mary Kay, in addition to offering communion and sharing the story of Mary Magdelene with the dancers. Please keep the outreach team and their families in your prayers. We have two women traveling over from Miami. Agree with us for safe traveling, hearts to be prepared, favor, captives set free, destinies altered and names to be added to the Lamb's book of Life.

STRIP CLUB OUTREACH & TRAFFICKING MINISTRY TRAINING: Fort Lauderdale, FL. BFA will be doing a force multiplier trainer of trainers for those interested in this unique type of outreach & ministry on the South East Coast of Florida. If interested, please email. Application, background check and committee evaluation required. For more information on BFA's national curriculum and training, CLICK HERE

ANYTHING BUT ORDINARY RADIO INTERVIEW with GUEST JULIE SHEMATZ: BFA's founder shares her testimony of beauty from ashes and healing journey, what's involved in getting out of your comfort zone to reach the lost, gives advice on how to start such a ministry, addresses the national crisis of domestic sex trafficking in all our backyards, the complexities of working with survivors and transparently shares the mistakes she has learned from. You can listen to the entire entire interview here:

PLEASE PRAY WITH BFA: Agree with us that those we have influenced will receive revelation of who God is, His love for them and who they are in Christ. May their faith increase, they be strengthened, doors of opportunity be opened and that they walk in the fullness of all God planned for them.

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DONATIONS: We need your help to continue providing awareness, advocacy and reach, rescue and restoration services to victims of commercialized sexual exploitation (CSE). Please consider 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.

Thanks for your encouragement and support. Together we are making a difference!

Julie Shematz & the BFA FREEdom™ Team
Founder & CEO
Beauty From Ashes™ Ministries
Where Victims Become Over-Comers
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YouTube Channel Launched in War on Illegal Pornography

The Coalition for the War on Illegal Pornography today announced the launching of a new YouTube Channel in its efforts to educate the public on the harm from pornography. The site,, provides a wide variety of educational videos on the harm from pornography to children, the extreme violence against women prominently depicted in popular porn today, the significant incidence of addiction to pornography, the links between sex trafficking and pornography and many other damaging effects of pornography.

“Harm from pornography is an untreated pandemic,” said Patrick A. Trueman, the leader of the Coalition, a loose-knit group of organizations and individuals who are urging enforcement of Federal laws against illegal pornography. “The devastating effects of pornography on society are more apparent than ever nearly 20 years into the Internet age,” he said. “If Federal laws against illegal porn were vigorously enforced, many of these ills would be diminished or disappear all together.”

Federal laws prohibit distribution of hardcore pornography, called obscenity, on the Internet, on cable/satellite or hotel/motel TV, and in retail establishments yet those laws are not currently enforced by the U.S. Department of Justice.

The Coalition posted videos on the new YouTube channel from its June 15 briefing to the U. S. Congress at which experts from across many disciplines discussed the harmful effects of pornography.

“Videos from the briefing have already been viewed more than 14,000 times in just the couple weeks it took to build out our YouTube site,” noted Trueman who is the former chief of the U.S. Department of Justice Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section in Washington, D.C. “The videos have been copied by numerous other websites, including those belonging to newspapers and magazines. The viral nature of the Internet assures that the critical information we are providing on the devastation from porn gets a wide audience,” said Trueman.

The PornHarms YouTube site also links to studies on harm, to other sites fighting against pornography purveyors, and to sites offering help for those addicted to porn.
“Our YouTube site is the perfect complement to our educational website launched earlier this year, Pornography Harms,, on which we post all peer-reviewed research articles demonstrating the harm from pornography,” he said.

“Pornography is negatively affecting nearly every American family and the public is right to demand that Federal laws against illegal adult pornography be vigorously enforced, Trueman said.”

Source: July 7, 2010 email from Patrick A. Trueman
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