Freedom House Donation

Freedom HouseFollowing a recommendation from the Mission Task Team, a grant of $2,500 was given by FBCPA from the proceeds of the Annex sale to a local ministry called Freedom House, specifically for “The Nest,” a Santa Clara County program for girls age 12–17 who are involved in human trafficking.

International Ministries recently provided information that describes 8 Facts about Slavery, stating that “trafficking in persons” means all types of enslavement — in factories, agricultural work, domestic labor, and the sex trade. There are an estimated 35.9 million slaves in the world today, and the State Department says that 750,000 people are trafficked across international borders, with as many as 17,500 people trafficked into the US every year.   Human trafficking is the third largest international crime industry after illegal drugs and arms trafficking, with annual profits of $32 billion, $15 billion from industrialized countries.  Children represent 26% of all forced labor victims, according to this information.

Eleven ABCUSA International Ministries missionaries or missionary couples are listed as serving people involved in human trafficking in Thailand, the Philippines, Bulgaria, Ghana, Laos, and the Netherlands.

Book Collection for Prison Inmates

booksDo you have a good book or two that you would like to pass on to someone else to enjoy? The Correctional Institutions Chaplaincy (CIC) of Santa Clara County distributes the following types of books to inmates: Bibles, devotionals, Biblical reference books, self-help books, and dictionaries. They do accept hardback books, only if the covers are removed, and they do not accept textbooks.

The Mission Task Team has set up a collection box in the Narthex for this purpose. Bring your books for donation to church with you.

 

Book Collection for Prison Inmates

booksDo you have a good book or two that you would like to pass on to someone else to enjoy? The Correctional Institutions Chaplaincy (CIC) of Santa Clara County distributes all sorts of books to inmates. These can be Christian books, literature, mystery, sci-fi, anything “that will get the guys and women thinking.” They do not accept textbooks or hardbacks.

The Mission Task Team is setting up a collection box in the Narthex for this purpose. Bring your books for donation to church with you.