Our hearts cry is to see the establishment of Destiny House - a shelter and aftercare restoration center where survivors of human/sex trafficking can come to heal and be restored back to their god-given identity and destiny. Sadly, there are very few facilities nation-wide that are equipped to deal with the unique needs of human trafficking victims. In fact, there are only approximately 150 shelter spots available nation-wide to minister to these specific needs.
In cooperation with The Defender Foundation, One New Man is working on the development of Destiny House Shelter and Restoration Center ... a planned 10-bed shelter and aftercare facility where human trafficking survivors can come to heal, to grow, and to shed the pain and the false identities of 'victim' and 'object of scorn.' Destiny House will be a safe harbor where these precious ones can find hope again, and healing for the cruel and relentless attack upon their true identity and purpose in life.
Destiny House will combine many different healing modalities tailored to the unique needs of each resident - all designed to restore trust, confidence, and hope in the heart of each survivor who comes to Destiny House for restoration. Our program will be a two-three year program designed to incrementally graduate each resident to health and wholeness, eventually restoring them to healthy independent living on their own.
It takes time to do the necessary groundwork for this type of project. Right now, we need like-minded others to join us in this endeavor. Some of our leaders recently met with an architect who has volunteered to draw up the blueprint of the house itself for what we are envisioning.
However, all of this takes resources and lots of provision. Because of that we have been focusing our primary efforts right now to raise the seed funds that will be necessary to build this incredible facility in whatever way possible...the most obvious has been in the way of benefit concerts because The Lord began all of this with one music video. Music is the language of the heart and it is a way to reach people that may never hear about what we are doing any other way.
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Announcing Our 2013
As part of its on-going commitment to fight human trafficking, and to play a pivotal role in build- ing Destiny House, a long-term healing and restoration facility for survivors of human trafficking, One New Man announces the "Quarters For Safe Quarters" Campaign!
Quarters For Safe Quarters Charity Drive
For most of us, laying our heads down on a fluffy pillow and enjoying a peaceful night's sleep is just a given - we don't even have to think about it. But for the hundreds of thousands of women and children trapped in sex slavery in this country, bed time has a completely different meaning. For those trapped in sex slavery, bed time is a living nightmare that most never escape.
Sadly, one of the primary contributing factors in why so few women actually escape this nightmare once they have been brought into it is because once out, there are simply no safe places for them to heal and be restored. Broken, battered, abused ... most with no education or usable job skills, many of these women simply do not know any other means of living.
In response to this need, we are helping to design and build Destiny House - a shelter and aftercare restoration center where survivors of human/sex trafficking can come to heal and be restored back to their god-given identity and destiny. Sadly, there are very few facilities nation-wide that are equipped to deal with the unique needs of human trafficking victims, and even less funding available for over-18 adult women who are seeking help to escape this nightmare.
Won't you join us in helping to build Destiny House? Your gifts - your offerings in righteousness - are key to our being able to bring this desperately needed shelter to reality. Give today!
Julie Girdner made a Tzedakah (Deeds of Righteousness) Box last year as part of the kids ministry teaching one week...she brought the box to service this last Saturday, and we presented it to the Lord (although Julie asked if she could make a nicer one in the coming weeks). The Tzedakah Box will be predominantly displayed in the Sanctuary each week, so that people can give their offerings in righteousness that you have saved up from loose change throughout the week.
If you would like to order your own Tzedakah Box and perhaps order a few more for your Sunday School Class, your office, or store counter, you can order your own box here. Eventually our goal is for this to spread to other congregations as a way of them supporting the work of rescuing girls and bringing them into Destiny House.
Beginning the first Shabbat in March, every first Shabbat of the month will be dedicated for Worship, Intercession and Prayer, as well as teaching on breaking and profaning the spirit of mammon through our deeds and offerings of righteousness.
The Quarters For Safe Quarters offerings will all be used to support the ministry and building of Destiny House. To God be the glory!!
Check out our NEW Destiny House website!!