Those who attended the "Walk In My Shoes" Engedi Refuge Gala last night experienced an amazing evening of hope and love for trafficking survivors. Inspiring speakers shared their hearts, displays and handouts engagingly explained the facts, and the Harper & I dance group visually interpreted the song "Unsteady." Additionally, attendees also enjoyed an excellent dinner!
When the "Raise the Paddle" portion of the program came around, the audience responded and gave $199,000 for the ongoing efforts of Engedi Refuge Ministries.
It was an evening of coming together to support "the least of these." It was an evening of recognition of Lea and Aaron's efforts to literally BE the love of Jesus to women coming out of trafficking. It was an evening of recognition that all of us can help in some way -- whether as a volunteer or by pulling out our checkbooks.
It was an evening that strongly made the statement that all of God's children are precious and worthy of grace.
Want to learn more about the face of modern-day slavery? Visit www.hope4justice.org/learnmore/
Join Hope4Justice at the next public meeting on March 21st!
When: Tuesday, 3/21/17 from 7-8:30 pm
What: The agenda includes a short speaker presentation followed by the continuation of group discussion for involvement in each of the 7 sectors of our county.
- Notes from previous discussion of Education & Law Enforcement sectors will be available.
- On 3/21/17 we'll be looking at the Business, Community Groups, Government, and Faith Community sectors of Whatcom County
Where: Engedi Counseling Center, 7370 Guide Meridian, Lynden, WA 98264. (From Wiser Lake Round-About head North on Guide Meridian; immediately after Simple Box Storage Containers turn right into the driveway and drive to the right and toward the back)
In the News: Trafficking Education In Schools
Check out trafficking prevention efforts at Grants Pass High School in Oregon as reported by KDVR.com on 2/28/17.
See how tips from students at Shadow Hills High School lead to sex trafficking arrest in Indio, California.
In Florida, a bill would require that middle and high school students learn the dangers of human trafficking. Read more here.