Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Turning Oppression Into Opportunity

On Monday, December 7 at 7:30 p.m., hear New York Times columnist and author Nicholas Kristof speak on his new book, written with Sheryl WuDunn: Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity For Women Worldwide.

He will be speaking at Overlake School in Redmond (20301 NE 108th ST, Redmond, WA 98053).

$10 suggested donation at the door.

To learn more about the event, visit www.overlake.org

To learn more about Kristof's book, please visit: http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9780307267146

Saturday, November 21, 2009

"Victory Day" Seattle Film Premiere

To celebrate the United Nation's International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, Seattle Against Slavery (SAS) is sponsoring this film's Seattle Premiere on Wednesday, Dec. 2nd at 6:30 pm at the Harvard Exit Theatre. In partnership with the writer/director/star filmmaker, Sean Ramsay, and Western Washington Coalition Against Human Trafficking, you and your friends are invited to attend this premiere.

The price has been lowered to only $15 per person in order to get a great showing from the community for this human trafficking-political thriller.

There will be appetizers at 6:30 pm, and you will get to meet the filmmaker, Sean Ramsay. The panel discussion will not only include your hosts, but also the U.S. Attorney, Ye-Ting Woo, who heads up the trafficking cases locally for the federal government.

Please consider attending, purchasing your tickets early, and promoting for us.

Film & Trailer: http://www.victorydaythefilm.com/

The LA press release: http://la.indymedia.org/news/2009/10/231014.php

Buy Tickets Here: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/89999

Facebook Event Page: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=186552497688

Ideas to Bring the Heart of Christmas Home

Dear Friends,

This Christmas, join us in bringing the heart of Christmas home by blessing people in your life and around the world with gifts of Life, Opportunity and Hope. You can touch hearts in creative ways with World Concern’s Global Gift Guide. Here are just a few ideas:

Let a young person in your family choose a gift. God may use this experience to shape their heart. When my nephew, Stephen, was in kindergarten, I invited him to choose a gift from the Global Gift Guide. He found the photo of beaming Bangladeshi fishermen hauling a net full of fish into their boat, and his face lit up at the idea of giving someone a fish pond. We filled in the gift order, I wrote the check, and he kept that photo of fishermen by his desk for the next year. Many years later, he loves fishing. And he has a passion for helping people in poverty. He spent last summer working with a poor village in Honduras to start a community library. This year he’s a freshman in the International Relations Program at Tufts University. Who knows whether God used that fish pond in unseen ways to influence the course of his future career?

Challenge the kids at your church. Work with your children’s ministry to grow kids’ hearts for the world by giving them the opportunity to bless someone a world away. Children love to give. Let them set a goal, choose a gift from the Global Gift Guide, and earn or collect money toward the purchase they have selected. They might give ducks by the dozen to a family in need. Or rescue a child from the dangers of trafficking. Or help some children across the world go to school. We even have a free church Global Gift Guide Kit to help you. www.worldconcern.org/churches

Use the Global Gift Guide in your prayer time. It’s colorful and full of human interest stories. While you pray, let a page per day inspire you. In a month you will have prayed around the world.

Use the link below to see World Concern’s Global Gift Guide. It’s jam-packed with ways to honor a loved one, and at the same time enter the life of someone struggling to survive and offer them the opportunity they have been praying for.


We’ll be glad to mail you copies as well. Just email us or give us a call.

Have a blessed holiday season.


Sarah Leech
Director of Women of Purpose


Sunday, November 15, 2009

An Opportunity to Purchase Freedom Stones

A number of people have asked about opportunities to purchase Freedom Stones, especially with Christmas approaching!

Many of you know about hosting Freedom Stones Parties, but not everyone is able to host or attend those events. Thankfully, a woman from our community has provided an amazing opportunity for Freedom Stones to gain more public recognition and for any community member interested to come view and purchase the jewelry.

On December 5th, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Robert Frost Elementary's PTSA is hosting a Holiday Bazaar. Freedom Stones will have a booth to sell the jewelry, and members of the Freedom Stones Team will be available to answer questions and share about the incredible work the organization does in the lives of those at-risk of human trafficking and sexual exploitation.

What: Freedom Stones Jewelry for Sale!

Where: Robert Frost Elementary, Kirkland, WA http://www.lwsd.org/school/frost/Pages/default.aspx

When: December 5, 2009 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

For more information or to inquire about hosting a Freedom Stones Party, contact Sally Demos at sally.demos@yahoo.com

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Serving Girls At-Risk in India

As captured by the Academy Award winning film Born Into Brothels, the children of the Calcutta red-light districts are some of the most stigmatized in their own country. They have little hope of escaping their mothers' fate or creating another type of life.

Buntains’ Calcutta Mission is founded on the work of missionaries Mark and Huldah Buntain, who over 53 years established a vast network of ministries to holistically serve the spiritual and physical needs of others.

On Monday, November 16th at 7:00 pm at Northwest University: HSC104 (Building 18 on this map: http://www.northwestu.edu/tours/images/campus_map.pdf), Huldah Buntain and Amitabh Singh will show part of the film mentioned above and share about their ministry in India. Their ministry includes hospitals and clinics, over 100 rural and city schools, a daily feeding program for more than 25,000 people, and their latest expansion, Hope House, a safe haven for at-risk girls to live and have the chance to fulfill their dreams.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

An Opprotunity to Learn More

More and more people are answering the call to educate their communities about the issue of Human Trafficking. Here is a chance to invite neighbors and friends to join you in learning more.

View a portion of the Call+Response Documentary and hear from people who work locally to fight human trafficking.

When: November 16th, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Where: All Saints Church; 1716 2nd Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109-2805

For more information, contact: Brynn Nelson at 971.235.6000

For a higher resolution, electronic copy of the poster seen here, email sally.demos@yahoo.com