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Sunday, October 24, 2010

Intervention, CNA Scholarships, Bibles, Mentors, Marriage, Babies & More!

ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL DOMESTIC SEX TRAFFICKING INTERVENTION:  Beauty From Ashes (BFA), in cooperation with multiple agencies, both local and national, once again was able to successfully participate in the rescue a teenage victim of domestic sex trafficking.  Cooperatively, we were able to provide for her immediate needs for recovery, that included relocation, mental health, medical, clothing, basic necessities, and placement into a long term safe home.   She now has a multi-disciplinary team addressing the complex needs for long term restoration.   A huge thanks to all our partners that made this case a success story.  Because of your giving and teamwork, another domestic victim is receiving the comprehensive services she deserves to recover from the traumas and injustices done to her.  Together we are better and we are making a difference! 

10 CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANT SCHOLARSHIPS DONATED TO BFA:   BFA has been offered 10 full scholarships for certified nursing assistants from ABM University & Theological Seminary.  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 survivor or overcomer interested or have a client that may be, please contact us.  A huge thanks goes out to Pastor Angel Braham for her generous contribution to the future of our clients!  

FAMILY CHRISTIAN STORE DONATING BIBLES to BFA in the MONTH OF OCTOBER:  Only one week left!  The Family Christian Store located at the Gulf Coast Town Center in Fort Myers, FL made Beauty From Ashes Ministries their ministry of the month for October and when you give $5 at the store for BFA, they will provide to us a beautiful, leather New Testament outreach bible.  Please stop by Family Christian for all your Christian bookstore needs, give to BFA's need of outreach bibles, and tell them thanks!   

CAR NEEDED FOR SURVIVOR:  Last week we shared the need for $1500 to acquire a car for a child trafficking survivor, single mother of an 8 month old.  The survivor has demonstrated a commitment to a long term multi-disciplinary recovery team with partnering organizations.  If you are in the state of Florida and have a reliable car to donate, we can also take this.  Either way your giving is tax deductible.  Please consider giving to help this young and courageous survivor get on her feet.  

MENTORS & VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:  BFA is in need of mature, stable minded and committed servants to assist us in providing education to the community, and advocating, reaching, rescuing and restoring victims of commercialized sexual exploitation and sex trafficking.  If you are interested, please contact BFA Volunteer Coordinator, Dotti Craig.   For a list of volunteer positions, CLICK HERE.  

OVERCOMER MARRIES:  We are pleased to share with you that a former BFA client, still connected with the organization, married her high school sweet heart last week.  She also announced this week that she is pregnant.  Please keep her and this new season in your prayers.  Her life is truly a story of beauty from ashes.  

OVERCOMER HAS FIRST CHILD:  Another client of BFA had her first baby last week, a baby boy.  We are putting together a care package for the new mother and baby.  If you would like to contribute, please contact us.  

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.  

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, 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).  
Thursday, November 11th, 10am, Fort Myers, FL; Elder Care  - Human Trafficking Orientation
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.  

PRAY WITH US:  Please pray for our reach & rescue coordination of victims of commercialized sexual exploitation and the restoration process of survivors.  May they have the strength to make the decisions that are in their best interest.  Keep our partnering organizations in your prayers as well.  Community partnerships are vital to providing comprehensive services to survivors.  Agree with us, according to Jeremiah 29:11-14, for the captives to be set free and the destinies planned for them to come to pass in Jesus name.  

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.



Passionate to see that victims are provided with the means to become over-comers,

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