Freedom Weekend 2020
Friday March 20th and Saturday March 21st
Trafficking Justice exists to bring an end to sexual exploitation and sex trafficking in the state of Minnesota. We do this by inspiring, educating, equipping and mobilizing the church to fight this evil that makes a commodity of people who bear God’s image.
March 20 & 21, 2020 marks our 8th annual Freedom Weekend, where we create a learning event with compelling presentations, worship, prayer, and testimonies related to sex trafficking and exploitation. This year we will have a two-part event. One ticket includes both events and lunch on Saturday.
Friday evening (6:30 – 8:30 pm) Attendees will gather for a time of worship, testimonial teaching, guided corporate prayer, and an opportunity for those serving on the front lines to receive prayer and intercession for their work. This will be both celebratory and solemn.
Saturday (8:30 am – 2 pm) This year our content structure will be formatted differently. In order to make sure that people who are anywhere along the spectrum of “brand new” to “a deep understanding” can attend and leave with new knowledge and ideas about both the problems and solutions around trafficking and exploitation. To accomplish this, presenters will be from a wide assemblage of disciplines and engagement. Each will have a brief talk of 10 minutes in length to allow for a variety of perspectives and topics.
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Trafficking Justice Monthly Education
Tuesday, March 10th – (2nd Tuesday of Every Month) | 7–8:30 pm
Join us as we welcome Stephanie Page, Co-Founder and Director of Stories Foundation. With a winsome personality, Stephanie shares her passionate belief that everyone has a story that matters. Through the Freedom Food Truck and Storyteller Catering, she uses her platform to spread awareness about human trafficking and empowers people to make a difference through purposeful purchasing as a first step. No Registration is needed.
For more information, email Laura at: [email protected]
Trafficking Justice Monthly Prayer Meeting
Trafficking Justice Prayer Meeting | Thursday, April 2nd (1st Thursday of Each Month)
7 pm – Mercy Road Church, 12156 Nicollet Ave, Burnsville, MN 55337
Trafficking Justice’s monthly prayer meeting location is now at Mercy Road Church.
Join us as we come together and pray to the God of Justice for people and organizations in our Minnesota communities, that Jesus would come and heal, rescue, restore, protect, and change the tide of our culture! Nothing we do is as important as this task and opportunity of prayer. We will have specific requests from multiple organizations around our state involved in this cause. Come and invite a friend! If you have any questions please contact Tori, our prayer track leader, by email at: [email protected].
Friday, March 13th | 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Pack & Pray – Beautiful + Loved (Strip Club Ministry)
Oak Hills Church, 1570 Yankee Doodle Road, Eagan, MN
Pack 235 bags for the women and managers who will receive them in the dressing rooms from the trained team the next day. Contact: Kjersti Bohrer for more information.
**POSTPONED** Berean Baptist Anti Trafficking Seminar
As Christians, we need to navigate an increasingly complex culture that promotes sexual exploitation. Join us for a day-long seminar that from 8 am – 4 pm at the Burnsville campus of Berean Baptist.
309 County Rd 42 E, Burnsville, MN 55306. Cost is $15.
**Stay tuned for updates
Trafficking Justice Prayer Meeting
Prayer changes things! For more information, contact [email protected]
Every Man’s Battle
Trafficking Justice Monthly Training
For more information, contact [email protected]
Beautiful and Loved-Pack and Pray
Master Calendar of Events
Breaking Free – needs Churches to adopt a room each month at their new emergency shelter that opened up September 1st. They have a house two doors down from their office, that has been refurbished and will house a minimum of 4 women/girls and up to 2 children. Breaking free has had a drop in center but M-F, 9-5 and some have had to sleep on the porch. They need to finance salaries for trauma informed trauma-bond knowledgeable staff to work 24/5 365. Asking for church groups help sponsor a room each month. Contact Terry Forliti (Executive Director) [email protected] 612-203-7119 (cell) 651-289-2826 (work)
Devin’s House – is a sober living home for women, is opening up this September as soon as they get 8 twin bed sheets and bedspreads, 8 sets of different colored towels, 3 white utility closets and one outside cigarette dispenser. This is Jenny Gaines second sober living home in less than a year. She is calling it “Devin’s House” as a tribute to her son who recently died in a car accident. It is located at 50th & Washburn Avenue in North Mpls, not far from the Camden House at 49th and Camden. Contact Jenny Gaines before you purchase anything to see if any other church bought the above items. [email protected]
Esther Homes – is a transitional housing program for pregnant women and single mothers facing crisis or homelessness. They need churches to come alongside them. Contact: 612-284-2952 or [email protected]