Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Linda Smith coming north - with an amazing guest!

Linda Smith, the founder of Shared Hope International, will be in Bellevue on November 20, 2008. There is a small fundraiser dinner to be held at the Red Lion - Bellevue beginning at 6:30 PM and ending at 9PM. The cost for the evening is $50 and that includes dinner. Linda will be traveling with a young woman Shared Hope rescued from India who will offer her testimony.

From their website: "For almost a decade, Shared Hope International has served the world's most destitute. We work diligently across the world, partnering with local groups to help women and children enslaved in the sex trade by providing them with shelter, healthcare, education and vocational training opportunities. Our three-pronged strategy—prevent, rescue and restore—is producing hope. We will not give up. We will continue going into the darkness, rescuing and restoring young women and precious children—one life at a time."

All that Shared Hope has done and is doing is too vast to share here. It is because of Shared Hope that I have learned so much about trafficking in the United States. Until I found them and read their Demand report, learned about their Defenders Project and other information through their website, I had no idea how big the problem is right here in the U.S.

If you are a part of the Western Washington Coalition to Combat Human Trafficking and would like attend this dinner, please send me an email (you should be able to get it from one of Sarah's lists) as soon as possible. It is a small fundraiser and I fully expect seats to fill fast.


Proverbs 31:8-9

1 comment:

gail said...

thanks for reading my TT post and commenting. i saw that you are in WA on your profile so i had to come look at your blog. wow! what a goldmine you have here. my heart goes out to these women and children but i've never looked into it. i think the Lord is putting this need upon my heart.

and your mention of bellevue! i grew up in bothell and my mom still lives on the eastside. we're coming back for Thanksgiving and i can't wait. we love the smell as you come over the pass into the evergreens.

God bless you! gail