BENEFITING: WOMEN AT RISK INTERNATIONAL INC
I am writing you this letter because I need your help.
I am about to graduate from college earning a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice and I want to make a difference in the fight against human trafficking.
When I enrolled in college at first it was to assist those who were victims of domestic violence just like me, except I consider myself a survivor now. I wanted abused women and children to know they had a choice and didn't have to remain a victim at the hand of their abuser. However, as I was going through weeks and months of my education, God opened my eyes to a much broader spectrum. He still wanted me to assist abused women, just in a different area. After watching a video about human trafficking, my passion took on a whole new spin. I felt on fire to stop this sickening growing problem. Then I found out about Women At Risk, an organization founded by Becky McDonald who is a force not to be reckoned with. Women At Risk, or WAR is an incredible organization whose goal is to rescue women and children from the frightening world of human trafficking. They do this in a number of ways. One of which is to actually go to places around the world that have camps where women have been bought and prisoned only to be used for their bodies whenever their owners see fit. My sincere hope is that after graduating from college I can do an internship at WAR and then work there if the Lord permits.
I have an incredible opportunity to go on a circle tour with Becky McDonald to Thailand next February for two weeks and I firmly believe that God has called me to do this.
This description of the Circle Tour is from their website:
"As we ponder the many memories from Circle Tour 2012, the time has also come to look forward to Circle Tour 2014: The Enchanted Garden. The Circle Tour is an event which WAR hosts every two years for a group of women to participate in an excursion to Thailand. During the Circle Tour, participants travel to a new world, the world of women at risk. We will visit safe houses and orphanages where members can pour love on women and children. We will serve, minister, and help meet our partners’ needs. But above all, our purpose is to encourage women from all over the world. The grand event of the tour is a banquet which participants host with WAR, Int’l for rescued women, who in turn encourage and bless us. It is a time of love, laughter, and wonder at how God works.
Circle Tours also serve the purpose of bringing in professionals to help our partners develop their programs and skills through cake decorating, jewelry design, agronomy, veterinary practice, English teaching, business consulting, and more. Together, eyes are opened, hearts are encouraged, visions are cast, dreams are caught, and plans are made for the glory of God. This is made possible by gifts to help offset the cost."
In order to go on this circle tour I have to raise $4,500.00. This is where you come in. I am contacting everyone I know to help me raise these funds. I am trying to raise the funds through my business as well. You can help me in one of three ways. I realize that times are tough and there just isn't any money left over to donate to this trip. I completely understand that and want you to know that I won't be upset about that. If that's the case then I need you to do something else for me. If you can't give financially, then please give in prayer. Please pray that I will raise enough funds so I am able to go on this once in a lifetime trip. Another way you can give is to buy products from my business and I receive commission from your purchase that will go towards the trip and you get new fragrances in your home! My website is www.JKField.scentsy.us. I am an independent consultant for Scentsy Fragrance.
The third way to give is to simply send me money directly. Make the check out to me and I am going to put it in a separate account just for this trip. Whatever you can give will be a huge blessing to me and will touch the lives of all I come into contact with on this trip. I have faith that I will raise all the money I need to go on this fantastic trip and have the experience of closeness with our creator in ways I have never before.
Thank you for taking the time to read this letter and please pray about giving in whatever capacity. God bless you and I thank you.
Julie (DeMots) Field
113 Celia St SW
Wyoming MI 49548