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Friday, February 17, 2012

OutREACH Report, Groups, Blogs, Events & More!

e LOVE of Christ was shared
 during our 
monthly strip club outREACH. From inside the club's locker room, the outREACH team served a home-cooked meal and distributed Valentines Day mugs filled with hot coco, coffee, chocolates, and tea, as well as gift bags that contained bibles, devotionals, beauty supplies.  Each gift bag also included human trafficking information.  For more information and to
 view pics of the outREACH CLICK HERE.

SURVIVOR'S SUPPORT GROUP: We are beginning a survivors support and life skills group beginning March 13th at the United Way House in North Fort Myers from 7-8:30pm. The adult women's, closed group will be led by a master's level mental health clinician.  If you are a survivor of sex work, you are eligible to attend. Registration required. To register and for more information, (239) 939-9218.

GRADUATE STUDENT WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY:  In partnership with InterVarsity, Beauty From Ashes (BFA) Ministries, is pleased to announce that we will be facilitating a Women's Graduate Student Bible Study every Thursday from 7-9pm at Florida Gulf Coast University beginning February 16th. The women's group is a part of our Prevention and Mentoring Programs. It is open to all female gradate students.  CLICK HERE for more information.

BLOGS, BLOGS, AND MORE BLOGS: Awareness leads to Prevention, Intervention, & Restoration! Our staff, interns, and volunteers are blogging on Human Sex Trafficking and BFA. Check them out! 

"Did you know that South Florida is ranked as one of the top entry points in the United States for foreign human trafficking victims? Hard to believe, Right! Well guess again, Florida is one of the top three states that have the highest number of human  trafficking," Gabriela Diaz. Read more

        "Got Love?" A message from our founder and Executive Director, Julie Shematz 

"The ultimate question is what can we do to defeat the war on human trafficking and sexual exploitation?," Michelle MortonRead more

UPCOMING AWARENESS/EDUCATION EVENTS: This Saturday, February  human trafficking over-comer, Julie Shematz, will be presenting 3 workshops at the Girls Protecting Girls Against Human Trafficking Conference, hosted by the 
Girl Scouts of Gulf Coast, in Sarasota, FL. Other February events include: Julie sharing at 
First Assembly of Immokalee, 
Human Trafficking 101 at 
Cypress United Methodist in Fort Myers, and our Program Manager, Christa Hicks speaking at Faith Farm in Boynton Beach, FL
. Check out these events and others by  CLICKING HERE. To schedule an overcomer to speak at your event, 
 or call (239)939-9218. 

FEBRUARY PRAYER ALERT: Prayer is foundational to BFA and we covet yours. CLICK HERE for details on how to pray for us. 

DONATIONS:  We rely on private donations for program and operational costs.  Please consider giving a tax deductible gift today.  For $25 we'll send you our Child of God CD as our way to say thank you for partnering with us.  For secure online giving CLICK HERE or send your financial gift to 13300 S. Cleveland Avenue, Suite 56, Fort Myers, FL 33907. 


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!  

In collaboration with United Way, the Salvation Army, and Lee Physician's Healthcare, from one location, we provide comprehensive and integrative services (medical, mental health, social, and spiritual) to victims of commercialized sexual exploitation. Thank you for your support.  Because of you, since 2005, we've served over 1000 clients and are recognized as a leading human trafficking service agency in the state of Florida. TOGETHER we are making a difference!

Committed to seeing victims become over-comers and victim-centerered services, shelters, and response protocols,

Julie Shematz & the BFA FREEdom™ Team

Beauty From Ashes™ Ministries  
Where Victims Become Over-Comers