Last year, while we were working in Nepal, we became good friends with a woman who started an organization called Beauty for Ashes. I went to their office many times to check out their jewelry and scarves, and to look into potential job opportunities to employ the girls from the home we worked. You see, BFA employs women coming out of sex-trafficking. They have an incredible discipleship program, where they mentor these women with love and care. This holiday season, Trade for Freedom, who is partnered with BFA, approached me with a neat gift idea for Christmas, and I wanted to share it with all of you….
As you see her hands working the beads onto the thread, you can't see the darkness her hands have had to live through. You can't see that these beads have set her free, because the beads mean income and the beads mean discipleship. The beads mean her life is set free.
Beauty of Ashes Nepal is what's working every day to set these hands and several other sets of hand free from sex trafficking and to provide safety to those who are at-risk for becoming a statistic. When you live in a country that ranks fifth in the world for the population entrapped in sex trafficking per capita, someone needs to provide hope.
This Christmas, Trade for Freedom is partnering with Beauty for Ashes Nepal to help be that hope. These beautiful hands are crafting an exclusive jewelry line and working themselves into a future that has light and life.
Will you join with us?
Will you join with us to gift freedom?
This year, we are offering the gift of a jewelry subscription. Each month, a special jewelry item will be delivered to your door. You can buy a subscription for 6 or 12 month increments.
One hundred jewelry subscriptions sold means 5 new women will be employed and become discipled next year.
And the beautiful hope that they weave into each design will be delivered to your home, or the home of someone you love, each month, reminding you that we can change the world and that we can be part of the hope.
We must be that hope. Because each year more than 10,000 women and girls are trafficked from Nepal into the international sex trade, to be prostituted in brothels, in India and increasingly around the world.
This Christmas, join us in gifting hope.
To gift hope, you can purchase a jewelry subscription handcrafted by the Beauty for Ashes family from Trade for Freedom. www.tradeforfreedom.com
Ladies...I just spoke with the director from Trade for Freedom and she said this…
"Also, I just finalized the new, exclusive designs today with Beauty for Ashes! The pieces are gorgeous. A collage of gold, turquoise, tibetan beads, and rose wood."
Really…is there anything more lovely than gold, turquoise, and rose wood? *swoon*
Well… Actually there is…and that is supporting a cause that offers a life-giving employment opportunity to a sweet sister across the world. I think it's a win-win!
Happy Wednesday Friends!