Western Washington University International Justice Mission students put on an awareness event February 24, 2018 at Norway Hall in Bellingham, WA with actors representing different types of slaves in the world today including sex slaves, domestic slaves, and slave labor. Worship songs were sung between presentations and people were prayed for by Western students. It was a powerful awareness event that left attendees inspired to take action by becoming involved with Hope4Justice, Engedi Refuge and IJM.
Rebound Families of What County held their annual Comfort & Joy Celebration and Fundraiser on December 2, 1017. Hope4Justice had a table and those attending were impressed and blessed by the event learning more about the powerful impact that this non-profit is making in the lives of at risk families, preventing many from becoming victims of human trafficking.
Rebound Families Dinner
Hope4justice served dinner for Rebound Families on November 16, 2017. A big shout out to Bob and Linda and Lynn for organizing, purchasing, preparing and serving along with the rest of the H4J crew!
Stand Against Slavery
Engedi Refuge Event November 3, 2017 powerful night of prayer and worship to bring Light to bare the darkness of trafficking.
NCCTK Freedom Sunday September 24, 2017
Hope4justice along with North County Christ the King Church participated in IJM's Freedom Sunday at the 9:00 am, 11:30 am and 6:00 pm services. Sue Ann Heutink, H4J Founder and Board President and Better VanDyken H4J Board Vice-President were interviewed about H4J and that video was presented. Pastor Kurt talked about human trafficking throughout the service. The response from those attending was fantastic with 75 people signing up to receive our Weekly Newsletter. Not pictured: Bob Gist attended the Kendall Christ The King Church who also participated in IJM's Freedom Sunday with six people signing up to receive our Weekly Newsletter.
Hope4Justice had a booth at the Ministry Fair at the Collide Event on February 3, 2017 that was visited by many women who were attending the event. We were able to add some wonderful women to our volunteer list and look forward to having them join us in our fight against human trafficking!
H4J Board of Directors Attend Non-Profit Training
On Friday, January 27, 2017 the Hope4Justice Board of Directors attended a nonprofit training, a presented by Washington Nonprofits and sponsored by Cedarmere Foundation, the Office of the Secretary of State and the Community Foundation of North Central Washington facilitatted by Amara Oden Consulting. It was called "Boards In Gear Training: Unlocking the Why, What, Who, and How of Nonprofit Boards." There were 98 people attending in Sequim, WA. The Board members learned a great deal that they will be implementing in the years ahead.
Hope4Justice Public Meeting January 17, 2017
Our first public meeting as a Non-Profit was held on January 17, 2017 at the Engedi Refuge Ministries Learning Center. There were 25 of us with guest speaker Carol Clayton with the Skagit County Coalition Against Trafficking speaking about the March 1 , 2017 3 rd Annual Human Trafficking Conference. We formed action teams by six sectors who will contact community leaders asking them to participate in the conference. It was a GREAT evening!