Unmasking Human Trafficking & Domestic Violence
Two weeks ago, we gathered together for our first annual New Beginning Ministry Charity Ball. "Unmasking Human Trafficking & Domestic Violence"
Thank you for attending our first annual New Beginning Ministry Unmasquerade Charity Ball. We hope that you found our speakers informative and worthwhile. Our primary goal was to increase your understanding of Human Trafficking & Domestic Violence and to provide resources that will help you identify HT in your neighborhood, and ways you can partner with New Beginning to raise the necessary funds to open and operate a home for victims of abuse.
From Left to Right: Seminole County Investigator Maurice Edwards, Chair NBM Rosa Marti, NBM Pres. Arthur Cleveland, NBM Vice Pres. Lyn Gilbert, Former State Attorney. Lisa Haba, Coach Charles Friedley, Drug Counselor Carolyn Posey, CRU Steve Posey.
The presenters Seminole County Investigator Maurice Edwards, former Assistant State Attorney Lisa Haba, former Winter Park H.S Coach Charles Friedley, NBM Board President Arthur Cleveland, did an outstanding job of sharing their expertise with you. You were a great group and your enthusiasm and positive spirit helped make our time together both productive and fun.
We heard an inspiring message from Coach Charles Friedley. The impact he made as a coach for Winter park high school, he also shared his experience working with many young men and the importance of being there for our children he also urged us to listen and most of all to LOVE our children.
We were blessed to be trained by Seminole County Investigator Maurice Edwards, Task-force Officer with the Federal Bureau of investigations (FBI). and former Assistant State Attorney Lisa Haba, now Attorney Partner of Haba Law in Longwood FL. They both did an outstanding job of unmasking human trafficking and domestic violence. We were well informed about the different forms of human trafficking and how we can identify HT in our neighborhoods.
Our grand finale was given by our Board President Arthur Cleveland who ended our amazing night with the silent auction and a challenge to us all. Here he is in his own words:
Many will walk into the doors of this Home for Women feeling lonely, lost, misunderstood and alone. We may feel unequipped to meet there needs.
But God, I Corinthians 12:9 promises God’s power “is made perfect in weakness.” And through our painful experiences, God strengthens the body of believers.
We are a faithful community providing for the needs of those that are broken physically, mentally and spiritually.
Putting others’ needs above our own.
Philippians 2:3-5 We- “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your interests but each to the interests of the others. In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Jesus Christ.”
How can you ask God to help you show someone else that they are valuable? We ask for your prayer of encouragement as we fulfill God’s Word.
Uniting in a common goal.
Ephesians 4:2-6 “Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.”
What can you do to demonstrate humility, patience, and love in your relationships with others? We ask that you unite with us with your financial support of this community of faith.
When we notice someone is hurting, we do not have to fix them. That is God’s job. But we can be there, be a place where they can find rest, in times of weakness. Arthur Cleveland
Many thanks to all of our outstanding volunteers M.C. Nancy Moore, Jubeth Lamarche, Emma Rivera, Janice Conley, Dodi & John Nest-, Robin Vause, Pam Bond, Edithrose Mendez, Becky & Leah Bates. NBM V.P Lyn Gilbert, Mark Belen, Robert Ortiz, Efrain Morales. To all our sponsors and those that gave online.
Our Executive Director
A year ago, God put in my heart a desired to open a home to help this State rescue and restore the lives of women with children. Victims that suffered abuse and slavery from the hands of human traffickers. I was able to share my passion with our board of directors and with a resounding yes they all backed me up. God has blessed us with a wonderful team of trauma specialists, counselors, volunteers ready and able to work.
I had the privilege to meet many wonderful people from the human trafficking task force throughout the State of Florida and decided to join the fight against human trafficking. I had the privilege of speaking in many events throughout the state of Florida. And hosted several events to bring awareness to several communities. My heart aches for victims, the horrible trauma that they suffered at the hands of sick individuals.
These victims are young girls, women children that were ripped from their homes, their families, their youth. Jesus died for them too and we are willing to help them.
They are fearfully and wonderfully made, but sadly they need to be reminded and that's where New Beginning Transitional home comes in. I understand that for some people it is difficult to do this kind of work, but for us, it's not working it is a ministry a calling to restore the broken to society.
We need a house and the finances to cover the operating budget to run an effective transitional home. One thing is for sure… We can’t do this alone… we need partners that will stand with us in the fight against the destruction that traffickers inflict in the mind of innocent young girls, women, and children. Can you help us today by becoming a sponsor, a monthly partner, or a one-time donor to this most needed facility? Any amount can help us reach our goal of $550.000
This includes the purchase price of the house and the operating budget.
Thank you for your comments and suggestions on the evaluations and I assure you that each will be considered so that future events will be even more of a success. Together we raised $1720.00 after expenses total $1110.00. Again, thank you for being part of our New Beginning charity ball. Please recommend this ministry and training to others in the future. For further information feel free to contact us at Newbeginningmins.org/Contact or call us at (407) 963-4575
New Beginning Transitional Housing coming soon with your help!
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