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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

OutREACH, Support Group, Gift Assembly, Residential Staff Needed & More!

Beauty From Ashes (BFA) Ministries' mission is to prevent, reach, and restore victims of commercialized sexual exploitation and sex trafficking.  
* We are Florida's first and only human trafficking, survivor led, community service agency.  
* Since 2005, we have served over 800 victims.  
* We have never received grants for victim services or operations.
* We are growing.

Want to help and get involved?  CLICK HERE for details.  

STRIP CLUB OUTREACH this Saturday in Fort Myers, FL.  The BFA outREACH team will be delivering a home cooked meal and distributing gift bags that include Reach Up women's magazine, journals, make up, body lotions, hair supplies, human trafficking educational materials.  Please keep the outREACH in your prayers.  

BREAKING FREE LIFE SKILLS & SUPPORT GROUP:  Wednesdays at Barry University 1-3pm.  For women who are currently in the sex industry and for those who have been in it.  Child care and lunch provided.  Registration required.  Contact Julie Shematz at or call 239-939-9218 to register. 

BFA IS SEEKING SUPPORT STAFF for a comprehensive, integrated, faith based, rehabilitative, residential program for victims of human sex trafficking and commercia
lized sexual exploitation, READ MORE.  We are also seeking volunteers who want to be slavery abolitionists, for more information, CLICK HERE.

OUTREACH GIFT & CARE PACKAGE ASSEMBLY:  The first Saturday of the month we assemble between 50-100 outREACH gifts and care packages at Barry University from 9am to noon.  These gifts are distributed to victims of commercialized sexual exploitation during our monthly outreaches and the care packages are given to survivors residing in safehomes.  Anyone is welcome to join us.  We are also seeking gift items such as handmade crafts and items, Bibles, journals, inspirational books, etc.  See our Amazon Wish List  for book details.  Our next assembly meeting is August 6th.  Mark your calendar and join us. 

NOTE CARD CAFE has designed a set of "Beauty From Ashes" cards that are absolutely beautiful!  The best thing is that when you purchase them, they are donating 25% of the sale to BFA! Check them out and order some today.  For more information and to see cards, CLICK HERE.


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 JULY PRAYER ALERT:  For details on how to pray for BFA clients, events, partnerships, and projects, CLICK HERE.

WEEKLY GLOBAL CORPORATE PRAYER ON FRIDAYS:  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. Locally, we meet at our home headquarters in Fort Myers, FL at Barry University, Room 500-1.  We welcome you to join us.  For more information and prayer guide, CLICK HERE

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


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!  Awareness leads to prevention, intervention, and restoration! 

DONATIONS:  Your partnership is vital for us.  We currently rely on private donations to provide Program Services and in 2010 92.7% of giving went to program services.  We are seriously victim centered and our financials demonstrate this.  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., Suite 56, Fort Myers, FL 33907.

We truly believe that it is our faith in the One whose ministry this is, and your partnership with us, that enables us to do what we do and will do in the future. 
Thank you for your support. 

"Believe in the Lord your God, and you shall be established." 2 Chronicles 20: 20

In Him & His service,
Julie Shematz & the BFA FREEdom™ Team
Beauty From Ashes™ Ministries  
Where Victims Become Over-Comers
239.939.9218 | 877.4BFA SOS (877.423.2767) Toll Free Help Line
Physical Address:  12381 S. Cleveland Avenue, Suite 506-1, at the site of Barry University | Fort Myers | FL | 33907 | USA | Monday-Friday 10-5
Mailing Address:  13300 S. Cleveland Avenue, Suite 56-623 | Fort Myers | FL | 33907 | USA 

"Survivors must be leaders in the development of services, shelter, and response protocols to sex trafficking.” - National Report on Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking

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