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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

December Prayer Alert

Dear Intercessors,

Thank you for your continued commitment to pray for Beauty From Ashes™ Ministries.  Your prayers are priceless to us and those we serve.  Here are December's prayer points:

CLIENTS:  Please pray for our local and national clients' mental, physical and spiritual healing, that they have sound minds, and the courage to commit to the long term healing journey.  May they receive a revelation of God's love for them and who they are in Christ. Thank God for the work He's done already in their lives and His faithfulness to complete it. 

OUTREACHES:  Thank God for the favor we have with sex business management and employees.  Pray that the Father's love will be evident in and through the team as they operate in unity and one accord.  May those we reach receive the revelation of who God is, how much He loves them, and may they embrace the truth that will set them free to be everything they were destined to be.  Agree with us that outreach team members would multiply according to God's will.  Pray for our December outreach, that God would use us to help reveal His free gift of life as we celebrate the birth of HIs son, our Savior and Redeemer, Jesus Christ!

ASSESSMENT/RESOURCE CENTER:  Praising God for many things month! His provision of our new assessment/resource center:  We have officially relocated our office from Barry University to the North Fort Myers United Way House, where in partnership with the United Way, the Salvation Army, and Lee Physician's Healthcare Systems, we can provide comprehensive and integrated mental health, medical, dental, social, and spiritual services to victims of commercialized sexual exploitation. We are EXTREMELY grateful for your prayers and ask that you please keep them coming! God is answering! Please pray for unity and harmony in the House as the individual agencies adapt to working together. Agree with us that we be a bright shining Light to clients and staff here!

STAFF SEARCH:  Thank you for your prayers, God again answered them!  He brought us a new program manager, Christa Hicks, whose love and passion to help victims become overcomers is a perfect match for the work God is doing through Beauty From Ashes! Please pray for an abundance of energy for Christa as she hits the ground running! 

LONG TERM RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM:  Pray for God's direction, provision, staff, volunteers, and community engagement. 

EVENTS: Pray for our upcoming National Sex Industry outREACH and Aftercare Training, taking place January 11-14 at Barry University.  Pray that more local churches answer God's calling through hosting awareness events along with supporting the mission of Beauty From Ashes as Florida's first and only human trafficking, overcomer led, community service agency. May all the details of this months events come divinely into place and our Founder, Julie Shematz, share with passion, purpose, clarity, and hope.  Agree with us that hearers of awareness events will be inspired to become doers in the fight against human sex slavery here in the United States.

FUND RAISING:  Pray that God would raise up more businesses, agencies, churches, ministries, and individuals to initiate creative fund raising for BFA.  

PARTNERSHIPS:  Pray that God would continue to align us with the professional, governmental, private, corporate and faith based partnerships that are of His perfect will and nothing less.  

VOLUNTEERS:  Pray for strength, encouragement and perseverance for current volunteers and that God would raise up more called, anointed, and committed servants. Join us in praising God for the college students who have been committed volunteers and are now preparing to begin an internship with us! Please pray that God continue to instill a fire in the hearts of men and women to commit their time, energy and resources in reaching, rescuing, and restoring victims as they become overcomers!

BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND ADVISORS:  We are thanking God for raising up Myrna Molinari, LCSW, as our newest Board member.  Please continue to pray for health, protection, wisdom, encouragement, and divine direction for BFA.  May all Directors operate in one accord and in tune with the Holy Spirit.  Pray against a spirit of division, strife, and discord.  

OTHER LIKE MINISTRIES/AGENCIES:  Pray for unity amongst one another and humbleness, wisdom, and patience in reaching, rescuing and restoring victims.  May the level of professionalism be raised and licensed counselors and professional service providers unite with them to provide restoration services and program development.  Pray for balance, biblical priorities, and protection of marriages and families.  May strong boundaries be established and maintained for aftercare providers.  May God's strength and encouragement be imparted to all in the name of Jesus.  

FRIDAY PRAYER:  Join us in the spirit every Friday from 8-9am EST to intercede for the victims of commercialized sexual exploitation and sex slavery, as well as the agencies servicing them.  CLICK HERE for Prayer Guide. 


“Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you are called to peace.  And be thankful.  Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God.  And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.”  Colossians 3:15-17

Thank you for your prayer support this month and through out the year.  Know that we are praying for you and on behalf of Beauty From Ashes, we wish you a very Merry CHRISTmas!

Nancy Sampson & Sandi Spencer
Prayer Coordinators

Beauty From Ashes™ Ministries  

Where Victims Become Over-Comers

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