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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Fort Myers Strip Club OutREACHes, Care Packages Distributed & More

STRIP CLUB OUTREACHES:  Beauty From Ashes (BFA) will be delivering outREACH gifts into two Southwest Florida strip clubs this week in celebration of  unconditional love & hope.  Gift bags include a bible, The Father's Love Letter DVD, BFA's Child of God CD, a Beth Moore poem, beauty supplies and valentine's day candies.  The outREACH team will also be serving up a yummy, home cooked meal from the locker room of one of the clubs on Saturday evening.  Please keep the recipients of these gifts in your prayers, as well as the outREACH team.  

CARE PACKAGES:  BFA assembled 25 care packages decorated in the Valentine's Day theme that will be distributed to survivors of human sex trafficking and sexual exploitation in safe homes.  Care packages included bath and hair supplies, makeup, toiletries, Valentine's cards and candy.  Additionally, women's clothing items were given to a local women's shelter.  Check out the care package & outREACH gifts, CLICK HERE.  

BFA is run by all volunteers and we need YOU.  As our territory is expanding, we are in need of competent & committed workers to serve in the following capacities: 

Interns:  College students and graduates. We'll work with your schedule and school. 
Administrative Team:  2-4 hours a week or more (Does not have to be in immediate area.  Work can be done remotely.)
OutREACH Team:  Strip club outREACHes locally (Training required)
Gift Assembly Team:  Meet the 1st Saturday of each month &/or to ship care packages when needed
Greeting Card Team:  Write and send encouraging notes and cards to survivors of CSE & human sex trafficking
Social Media Team:  Moderate social media websites; facebook, myspace, twitter & Youtube 
Food Coordinator:  Liaison with community restaurants & coordinate cooks for outREACHes once a month
Mentor Team:  Fulfill Titus 2:3 with young women and girls that have been victims of commercialized sexual exploitation  (Training required)
Prayer Team:  Pray through specific prayer email blasts 
and respond to email prayer requests.  
 Locally, meet for one hour.
Researcher:  Online and telephone inquiries/verification
Graphic Designer

We also can provide community service hours to high school students and individuals on probation.  

If interested, please send resume to or call 239.939.9218.  Application, references, and background check required for some positions.  

FAMILY CHRISTIAN CENTER MINISTRY OF THE MONTH: The Family Christian Store located at the Gulf Coast Town Center in Fort Myers, FL has made Beauty From Ashes Ministries their ministry of the month for February.  When you give $5 at the store for BFA, they will provide to us a beautiful, leather New Testament outREACH bible.  Please stop by Family Christian for all your Christian bookstore needs, give to BFA's need of outreach bibles, and tell them thanks!   

IT'S NOT GLAMOROUS TEEN AWARENESS - Tuesday, February 15th, 5pm, Canterbury Preparatory School, Fort Myers, FL (in partnership with Human Trafficking Awareness Partnerships, Inc. ArtREACH program)
HUMAN TRAFFICKING 101 & HEARING FROM THE VICTIMS - Tuesday, March 14th, 1pm, Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, North Fort Myers, FL
IT'S NOT GLAMOROUS TEEN AWARENESS - Tuesday, March 29th 5:30pm, Brookwood Girl's Home, Fort Myers, FL 
PUBLIC/PROFESSIONAL VICTIM PANEL - Tuesday, April 12th 10am - 5pm, Riverside Community Center, Fort Myers, FL (event sponsored by Victim Services Coalition 20th Judicial Court)

WEEKLY BREAKING FREE LIFE SKILLS & SUPPORT GROUP:  Wednesdays at Barry University 1-3pm.   For victims and over-comers of commercialized sexual exploitation and human sex trafficking.  Child care and lunch provided.  Registration required.  
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, 
MONTHLY OUTREACH & CARE PACKAGE  GIFT ASSEMBLY:  1st Saturday of the month at Barry University 9am - 3pm.   
MONTHLY STRIP CLUB OUTREACHES IN FORT MYERS:  2nd Thursday & Saturday of the month

SCHEDULE BFA FOR AN EVENT:  We provide education, in service, 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.  Awareness leads to Prevention, Intervention, and Restoration!

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


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.

I wish you all the life transforming revelation of the Father's love this Valentine's season!

In His love & service,

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