BENEFITING: TRAILHEAD CHURCH OF THE MENNONITE BRETHERN INC
EVENT: Pittsburgh Marathon 2016
EVENT DATE: May 01, 2016
Kristin Charles wrote -
A million miles away on the coast of West Africa, there is an aftercare home staffed by the most beautiful people in all the world. These are a people who are acquainted with grief and yet living in hope. They have fought to provide holistic care for brave survivors of human trafficking. They have buried their own to Ebola, and yet they continue to sing songs of praise written upon their hearts.
The women and children in the aftercare home have survived forced prostitution, abuse and forced labor. They need a safe place where they can heal and restore. This program is a haven for them where they are receiving counseling, healing, restoration, and family therapy. These brave survivors are learning how to become good mothers, are being supported through medical crises, and are receiving legal support to prosecute perpetrators if they choose. The work being done here is truly life changing.
Our run this year will go towards the daily operations of this Recovery Centre so that the doors may stay open for the staff and the survivors, and so that God can continue to use this place for His glory.