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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Get Involved, Program Director Needed, Over-Comer's Reflection, Self Esteem, FGCU & More!


SEEKING PROGRAM DIRECTOR for a comprehensive, integrated, faith based, rehabilitative program for victims of human sex trafficking and commercialized sexual exploitation. READ MORE

OVER-COMERS REFLECTION ON THE WOMAN CAUGHT IN ADULTERY: "Perhaps she kept her head down and eyes adverted as she tried in vain to cover her face to hide her shame.
C A U G H T.
I imagine how violated she must have felt . . . "  READ MORE

SELF-ESTEEM:  Where does your self-esteem come from?  Does it come from other people - their opinions, their views of you, their comments, and how they treat you?  Does it come from your abilities and what you are able to do? Does it come from your accomplishments and what you know you are going to accomplish? READ MORE

OUTREACH GIFT & CARE PACKAGE ASSEMBLY:  Saturday, July 2nd 9am - noon, plan today to join volunteers at Barry University, Suite 500-2,  in assembling outREACH gift bags and care packages for victims and survivors of commercialized sexual exploitation and human sex trafficking.  The theme this month is FREEdom™!  We are also in need of July 4th/FREEdom™ themed and inspirational books, bibles, jewelry, toiletries, candy, and gift items to be placed in the gift and care packages.  Last month we had students from 4 universities and ages 16-64 working together as team making gifts of love, hope, and truth. We meet the first Saturday of every month.  

FGCU HUMAN TRAFFICKING PRESENTATION:  Julie Shematz will be giving a Human Trafficking and Beauty From Ashes Ministries multi-media presentation at Florida Gulf Coast University on Thursday, June 23rd at 1pm.  The presentation will be to the Foundations of Civic Engagement Class in LIB 441. 


SCHEDULE BFA FOR AN EVENT:  BFA provides education, in services, and trainings on human trafficking for social service agencies, universities, churches, groups, businesses, and clubs.  To schedule a speaker and for more information, CLICK HERE

BFA CURRENT NEEDS:  Want to help and get involved with Florida's first and only survivor led human sex trafficking service agency?  CLICK HERE for details.  

BFA JUNE PRAYER REQUESTS:  For details on how to pray for BFA clients, staff, and our programs, CLICK HERE

WEEKLY GLOBAL CORPORATE PRAYER:  Join BFA 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

BFA PRAYER TEAM:  To sign up, send your name, city, state, and country to

PRAYER REQUESTS:  We care for you and have a team that prays over your every need.  Submit your prayer request via our website CLICK HERE.


BFA FACEBOOK FAN PAGE & TWITTER:  :  Become a fan on the BFA facebook fanpage and follow us on Twitter.  Get informed and raise awareness by reposting and retweeting!

2010 AUDITED FINANCIAL REPORT:  In 2010 92.7% of all giving and income to BFA went to Program Services. To view our 2010 Audited Financial Report, CLICK HERE.  

DONATIONS:  Your partnership is vital for us.  We currently rely on private donations to provide Program Services. Please consider becoming a partner by giving a 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, 13300 S. Cleveland Ave., Ste, 56-623, Fort Myers, FL 33907.

"I will say to the prisoners, ‘Come out in freedom,’and to those in darkness, ‘Come into the light.’They will be my sheep, grazing in green pastures and on hills that were previously bare". Isaiah 49:9 NLT

In Christ's love and service,

Julie Shematz and the FREEdom™ Team
Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Beauty From Ashes™ Ministries  
Where Victims Become Over-Comers

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