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December 27, 2015 at 5:29 pm #6093Bonnie GatchellGuest
Route One is a non-profit that reaches women exploited by entering strip clubs on a weekly bases. We do so because 42% of women enter work in the sex industry under the age of 18. 90% women working the sex industry have been sexually abused before their 18th birthday. While these statistics are dark, there is hope! The number 1 reason women leave is with a trusting person encouraging them to do so. I thought why not us? Why not Route One? We cannot do it without your help!!!
Your prayers and financial support enable Route One to bring the light of Christ into the dark world of strip clubs! Because of your support, women’s lives are being changed. This past week in Springfield, a dancer who’d asked us for prayer the previous week greeted us with hugs and thanks and pictures of her aunt who is in recovery. Another dancer shared with us that before she met “the church ladies,” she was sad but kept every one of our gifts and notes. These moments and more are only possible with your help!!!
I am excited to share with you another way you can support this ministry today.
An anonymous donor has offered to match all gifts dollar-for-dollar that we receive by noon on December 31st, up to a combined total of $10,000!
This is an opportunity for Route One to enter the New Year with an additional $20,000!!!Already, we have received almost $2,000 toward our goal.
We are now serving 46 women weekly in the North Shore and in Springfield. We expect to serve even more women in 2016, but we cannot do this without your help! Will you please help Route One bring an end to women exploited in the sex industry by making a gift today for this special Christmas matching fund?
Thank you so much for your partnership in ministry.
Many blessings and Merry Christmas,
Bonnie J. Gatchell, ThM
Pastor and Director of Route One Ministry
A program of the Abolitionist Network of Emmanuel Gospel Center
2 San Juan Street
Boston, MA 02118
P.S. Thank you for joining in the work of freeing women exploited by the sex industry! Any gift you give before noon on December 31st will be doubled, up to a combined total of $10,000!