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Women of the Word offers program

Published: Friday, April 5, 2013 5:30 a.m. CST

Women of the Word invites all area women and men to a special program, “The Garden of Renewal and Hope” on at 7 p.m. April 18 at Waterman Presbyterian Church, 250 N. Cedar St., Waterman.

The program will focus on human trafficking and the renewal and hope available in Christ Jesus. Several speakers will educate attendees on this very timely issue that affects countries around the world, but also enslaves many people here in the United States. Human trafficking is the second largest organized crime activity. The speakers will share their first-hand experiences in this country and in Thailand, and learn how to can make a difference through prayer, outreach and by using resources effectively.

Attendees also will have an opportunity to purchase products made by organizations that offer safe houses and employment for survivors of women trafficked into the sex trade. These organizations provide them self-respecting work that allows them to support themselves and their families without having to re-engage in damaging lifestyle activities. These items include handmade jewelry made by survivors of prostitution. For more information about the jewelry products, visit nightlightinternational.com.

For more information about the program, contact Sue at 815-264-3979 or sjhipple23@gmail.com.

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