Beauty From Ashes Videos


Thursday, December 9, 2010

Christmas Gifts, Human Trafficking Healthcare Presentation, Lisa Bevere, Strip Club Outreach & More

BEAUTY FROM ASHES CHILD OF GOD CD:  Use your buying power to fight human slavery!  What better gift for Christmas than the Beauty From Ashes (BFA)  private label CD, Child of God, produced by Music for the Soul?  We've reduced the price and 100% of the proceeds will go to provide specialized programs for victims of commercialized sexual exploitation & trafficking.   The 10 song CD: Child of God, Not Too Far From Here, Time For a Breakdown, Every Single Tear, Somebody's Daughter, Keep Breathing, In the Image of God, Binder of the Broken, No One Can Love Me Like You Do & Twenty Three is available for minimum donation of $20 + $5 shipping.  For more information and to order:  CLICK HERE  

HUMAN TRAFFICKING 101:  HOW TO RECOGNIZE & RESPOND,  HEALTHCARE WORKERS PRESENTATION - Friday, December 10th 9-10:30am, Lee County Health Department, Fort Myers, FL.  Continued Education Units available.  BFA Founder & human trafficking over-comer, Julie Shematz, will be the presenter.  Event sponsored by the Lee County Health Department.  For more information on BFA Community Awareness & Education Presentations, CLICK HERE

LISA BEVERE  "FIGHT LIKE A GIRL" LADIES/TEEN CONFERENCE:  Friday, December 10th 7pm & Saturday, December 11th 9am, Living Word Christian Church, Fort Myers, FL.  Lisa Bevere is a leading Christian slavery abolitionist and advocate for human trafficking victims.  She is also a world renown author and inspirational speaker.  Cost is $29 adults and $19 students.  For more information, visit or contact Pastor Kellie Williams  (239) 910-2766. 

STRIP CLUB OUTREACH: Saturday, December 11th, the BFA outREACH team will be serving a home cooked holiday meal and distributing elegantly wrapped Christmas gifts inside our local "adopted" strip club.  See gift assembly pictures, CLICK HERE

CAR NEEDED FOR SURVIVOR:  Thanks to our generous partners, we have raised $785 for the human sex trafficking survivor, single mother, that we told you about 5 weeks ago.  However, we sill need another $715 to purchase the $1500 car for her to use as transportation.  Will you please consider giving a tax deductible donation today so that we can provide to her a car for Christmas?  Any amount will be appreciated and it all adds up!  If you have a well running vehicle that you would like to donate, please contact Julie Shematz.  

BREAKING FREE LIFE SKILLS & SUPPORT GROUP:  Every Wednesday from 1pm-3pm, at Barry University, BFA is currently presenting Beth Moore's Breaking Free:  The Journey, The Stories bible study.  If you are currently working in the sex for sale industry or a survivor desiring to acquire life skills and learn about who you were designed to be,  please call 239.939.9218 or email Julie Shematz for registration.  Registration required.  Free lunch provided.  Additionally, if you are a mature, stable, Christian woman and interested in being a mentor, fulfilling Titus 2:3-4, and the Great Commission, please contact Julie.  Application and background check required. 

theCALL2XXX:  Join us weekly, locally and globally for 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  To meet with team locally, contact 
Jenni Blye at 574-855-7215 or

BFA PRAYER:  The holidays are typically a very challenging time for victims and survivors of commercialized sexual exploitation and trafficking.  The desire for family or grief of the loss of them is often compounded during this season.  Please agree with us that they receive the Spirit of Adoption, their heavenly Father, and the healthy family support systems have been provided to them.  May the love of the Father cover them with grace and they experience the revelation that they are loved, valued, and cherished.  Agree with us that the captives be set free to be everything God purposed and destined them to be. 

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 year end tax deductible gift today.  For  $25 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.



Celebrating the Reason for the Holiday Season,
Steve and Julie Shematz and the BFA FREEdom™ Team

Beauty From Ashes™ Ministries  
Where Victims Become Over-Comers