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Thursday, January 20, 2011

OutREACH Care Packages for Inner City Teens & Volunteers Needed

OUTREACH CARE PACKAGES PRESENTED TO HINDS FEET MENTORING SERVICES:  Prevention and intervention are vital to combatting the reality of human sex trafficking locally in Lee County, Florida.  Community partnerships are crucial.  On Wednesday, January 19th, Beauty From Ashes (BFA) Ministries presented 17 outREACH care packages to Pastor Judy Sykes of Hinds Feet Mentoring Services that included the BFA Child of God CD, make up, hair products, and bibles.  Pastor Sykes oversees an inner city mentoring program to individuals aged 12 - 25 in Fort Myers, FL.  

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:  BFA is in need of mature, stable minded and committed servants to serve in the following capacities: 
Administrative:  2-4 hours a week or more
Prayer Team:  Meet for one hour locally and respond to email prayer requests
OutREACH:  Strip club outREACHes locally (Training required)
Gift Assembly:  Meet the 1st Saturday of each month & to ship care packages when needed
Social Media Team:  Moderate social media websites 
Food Coordinator:  Liaison with community restaurants 
Graphic Designer
Mentors:  Fulfill Titus 2:3 with young women and girls that have been victims of commercialized sexual exploitation  (Training required)

If interested, please send email to Jenni Blye at or call 239.939.9218.  Application, references, and back ground check required for some positions.  

JANUARY - NATIONAL SLAVERY & HUMAN TRAFFICKING AWARENESS MONTH:  7 things that you can do to become a slavery abolitionist:
1. GET INFORMED - Read "Child Sex Trafficking: Definition, Scope, Recruitment and Control, Developmental Impact, Challenges, Intervention, Treatment and Advocacy" by BFA founder, human trafficking over-comer, and Florida Gulf Coast University graduate student, Julie Shematz.  Watch the BFA home page for the latest in domestic human trafficking news.
2.  SIGN UP for the BFA E-Newsletter and stay informed about legislation, trainings, outREACHes, and community engagement.  To sign up, 
3.  SPEAK UP - Share the information by talking about it in person to your friends and family and through social media.  Contact your local press and ask them to do a feature on the topic this month. 
4.  SCHEDULE AN EVENT in your church, school, business, club or group.  For more information on BFA human trafficking presentations, CLICK HERE
5.  VOLUNTEER with agencies like BFA that are on the front lines making a difference.
6.  GIVE OR RAISE FUNDS to support grass root, domestic, anti-trafficking, and victim service provider agencies.
7.  PRAY & FAST that the captives be set free.  For Prayer Guide, 

JANUARY STRIP CLUB OUTREACH REPORT:  3 women receive Christ as Savior and 3 quit!  For report & photos, CLICK HERE.

BREAKING FREE LIFE SKILLS & SUPPORT GROUP for former and current sex workers meets on Wednesdays from 1-3 pm at Barry University on January 5th.  Free lunch and complimentary child care provided.  Registration required.  Contact Julie Shematz at or call 239-939-9218 to register.  

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 239-939-9218 or

PRAYER REQUESTS:  Now you can submit your prayer request via our website!  
CLICK HERE to send us your prayer request.  
We care for you and have a team that prays over your every need.  

DONATIONS:  Your partnership is vital for us to continue providing education, advocacy, and reach, rescue and restoration services to victims of commercialized sexual exploitation.  Please consider becoming a 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, 13300 S. Cleveland Ave., Ste, 56-623, Fort Myers, FL 33907.


BFA MAILING ADDRESS UPDATE:  Our new mailing address is 13300 S. Cleveland Ave., Ste. 56-623, Fort Myers, FL, 33907-3871.  Our physical location has not changed and is still at Barry University.  

Thank you for partnering with us as we educate the community, advocate for, reach, rescue and restore victims of commercialized sexual exploitation and sex trafficking.  

Passionate for victims to become over-comers,

Julie Shematz
CEO & Founder
Beauty From Ashes™ Ministries  
Where Victims Become Over-Comers