Jordan's Mission Trip/Esther Org
Organized by: Jeff Blackmer
Human trafficking is another way of saying “sex slavery.” ESTHER is an acronym for End Sex Trafficking for HER. Founded in Clarkston, Michigan, their dream is to be like Esther in the Bible, that God would use them as His vessel to rescue children in Recife, Brazil for His glory. Official reports estimate there are half a million children in Brazil that have fallen victim to child prostitution, second only to Thailand. Girls are forced into a life of prostitution, often by family members, at ages as young as 8. For these families, prostitution is a lifestyle being passed down from one generation to another. Their goal is to break this cycle through community development and family intervention. At their Quiet Strength Community Center, the staff of ESTHER’s Children educates the girls about the problem, and teaches them a different way of life, and how to re- write their own future as an independent girl in a dignified way. The Eastside Vineyard Church has committed to a 2 week mission trip in the summer of 2015 to assist the Esther Organization in building a center. Jordan Blackmer from Remus/Chippewa Hills is planning on joining the mission trip. Jordan is the son of Mike and Julie Emery/Jeff and Mary Jane Blackmer. Participation in the mission trip requires raising a contribution of $2,800.00.