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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Fort Myers Strip Club OutREACHes, Moldova, Upcoming Events & More!

STRIP CLUB OUTREACHES:  Fort Myers, FL.  This Thursday the Beauty From Ashes (BFA) outREACH team will be delivering outREACH gift bags to the employees of a local strip club and on Saturday, March 12th they will be serving up a home cooked meal from the locker room of their "adopted" strip club in addition to delivering gift bags.  Gift bags include bibles, candles, DVDs, makeup, toiletry items, and St. Patrick's Day candies.  To view these gifts and care packages, for victims of commercialized sexual exploitation and sex trafficking, assembled on Saturday, March 5th:  CLICK HERE  Please keep the outREACHes, those we are reaching, and the outREACH team in your prayers.  

"When I was twelve, I felt like God was calling me to do something about human trafficking, I just didn’t know what. Then, about two years ago, right before the beginning of my senior year of high school, I went to a symposium at FGCU about the topic to research for my senior project about it. There, I met Julie [Shematz]. A few months later I called to ask about volunteer opportunities. It started with me helping a beautiful young girl unpack her clothing after trying to get out of the industry. Most of the time, however, I did little things like wrapping gifts and posting things on the Facebook fan page and twitter. I was very happy to see God use me in whatever way possible.  As time progressed, I took on more responsibility as food coordinator and I am now in the process of organizing a fund raiser for Beauty from Ashes™. God has truly blessed this ministry and I am thankful to be a part of it."  
Tirzah Brown, Oglethorp University.  Two weeks ago Tirzah left for a 4 month mission's trip to Chisinau, Moldova with Word Made Flesh International.  She will be living with a Moldovan family to experience what it is like to be in poverty.  Please keep her in your prayers, as she learns the language and develops relationships.  To follow her adventures:


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, PREVENTION & INTERVENTION - Tuesday, March 29th 5:30pm, Brookwood Girl's Home, Fort Myers, FL.   

:  BFA provides 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

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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.

In Him & His service,

Julie Shematz & the BFA FREEdom™ Team
Beauty From Ashes™ Ministries  
Where Victims Become Over-Comers