Board Member Spotlight: Dr. Kim Glass
Growing up on a farm in Alabama, I have loved animals from an early age. Since becoming a veterinarian, I, unfortunately, have seen so many abused animals and have always done whatever I can to help them. It has always been my goal to be a voice for those who don’t have one. When I first heard about Micah’s Promise, I knew God was telling me that these girls needed someone to advocate for them. I simply do not understand how someone can hurt and take advantage of young children, especially in this way of DMST. Micah’s Promise is working so hard to raise awareness for this issue and to rehabilitate victims of this horrible industry. I am honored to be a part of this organization and am so grateful to God for all the doors He is opening for Micah’s Promise.
Volunteer Spotlight: Olivia Perkins
I'm Olivia Perkins, and I am from Columbus, Georgia. I have wanted to fight human trafficking for years, and a few months ago, multiple people told me that I needed to contact Micah's Promise executive director, Bobbi Starr because she needed someone to help write newsletters. I was excited about the opportunity because I love to write, and I am passionate about fighting human trafficking, especially in my hometown! I was able to attend the April training lead by survivor Keisha Head, and afterward, I felt this calling even stronger than ever. I was able to meet with Bobbi eventually and began working on a newsletter just a few weeks later! This is the second one I've had the opportunity to write, and I look forward to many more to come! Micah's Promise is an incredible ministry that the Lord is powerfully moving through, and it is my privilege to share what He is doing with the people that are supporting us!
Be on the lookout for some excellent opportunities to support Micah's Promise in the next few months!
Starting in August, Micah's Promise will start our "Engaging the Body" campaign. We will be reaching out to churches in Columbus with hopes of gaining the support of the local Christian communities. This is an incredible opportunity for churches to answer God's call in Isaiah 61:1, to proclaim freedom to the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners.
We have a super exciting bowling fundraiser coming up this October so be on the lookout for more information about that!
Finally, the Big Dog Jingle Run for Freedom will be on December 15th! Please run and support Micah's Promise! More details will be headed your way shortly, but mark your calendars!
Columbus State University
Columbus State University has now added a course in their Criminal Justice department dedicated to educating students about human trafficking. It will be taught by Micah's Promise Executive Director, Bobbi Starr, who says, "It is a gross celebration, we are so grateful to CSU's Criminal Justice Department for creating this course due to the fact that human trafficking has grown exponentially in the past few years, but this provides us another avenue in the fight for the restoration of stolen childhoods".
Love 146 and Project Change
Last month, Bobbi Starr and Dr. Brett Murphy-Dawson earned their certification to teach the Love 146 curriculum that educates young teenagers about the dangers of trafficking. In the past few weeks, they have been teaching this curriculum to a group of teenagers in a program called Project Change that is based out of New Horizons Behavioral Health. Please keep Bobbi and Dr. Brett in your prayers as they conclude this class over the next few weeks. It is a very difficult topic, but God has been moving in a lot of these kids' hearts!
Micah's Promise on the Air!
We want to celebrate our partnership with PMB broadcasting! They invited Bobbi Starr to the station for an interview that will be airing on Saturday and Sunday so be listening to any of their stations! Q107.3, Kissin' 93.3, 103.7 Lite FM, Boomer 102.5, 106.9 Rocks, Hip Hop 106.5, Classic Rock 105.5, and 95.3 Kissin' Legends will all be raising awareness for Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking and highlighting what Micah's Promise is doing in the community! We are so grateful for PMB broadcasting for everything they are doing to restore stolen childhoods!
"And who knows but that you were put in your position for such a time as this" Esther 4:14
PRAISES AND PRAYER REQUESTS!
Thanks to a generous donor, we have now acquired office space in a fantastic location! We will hopefully be moving in within the next few weeks! Pictured above is our Executive Director, Bobbi Starr, signing the lease agreement!
We are now $25,000 closer to our capital campaign goal! Thank you so much to everyone who continues to support us, even the smallest amount puts us closer to restoring stolen childhoods! If 1,000 people donated $10 a month, it would add up to $120,000 annually! If you would like to donate, Micah's Promise has the incredible opportunity to raise new monthly support! Every dollar that YOU donate or pledge by September 1st will be matched up to $25,000!
Please pray for the kids who are receiving the Love 146 training now and for the kids who will receive it in the future! That doors of foundations and the philanthropic community in Columbus would open as we feel a sense of urgency to reach our campaign goal and meet the needs of girls across the state and farther.
Please also pray against the devil's schemes! That hearts would be broken over this fight and that traffickers and buyers would turn away, "For we do not fight against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places." Ephesians 6:12
We are reaching out to the prayer warriors in the community to join us in the fight against the real enemy!