Pebbles Thompson began bringing hope to children experiencing abuse in Fargo, North Dakota, in 2008. Project Ignite Light now provides simple things to restore this dignity and bring joy in dreary circumstances. As a mother of five and minister in the Assemblies of God, Pebbles wants to see that no child feels alone in the darkness of abuse. Visit IgniteLight.org.
This ministry offers leadership training and resource materials globally for those desiring to minister to individuals who have suffered the trauma of abuse. Designed to be used within the local church in a small group, one-on-one, or community outreach setting for men and women to receive hope, healing, and restoration from the effects of sexual, physical, emotional, spiritual, and self-inflicted abuse, as well as human trafficking. Visit BeyondSurvivalMinistries.org.
Compact Family Services’ vision, by the year 2020, includes offering children’s homes, foster care, maternity homes, adoptions, and therapeutic care. Their campus is located in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Visit compactfamilyservices.org.
Exists until modern-day slavery no longer exists. F.R.E.E. works to abolish sex and labor trafficking primarily in the U.S. with innovative collaborations through public and private partnerships. Visit freeinternational.org.
Bethzaida says, “As a domestic violence survivor, activist, and counselor, my commitment and responsibility will always be to bring current information and services that contribute to the eradication of domestic violence and other social problems.“ Visit lifeinyourhands.org.
A simple act of friendship can initiate a Muslim woman’s journey to Jesus. “Say Hello” wants to help Christian women everywhere know that they and Muslim women have everything to gain by being friends. Visit sayhelloinfo.com
Forty-three percent of America’s counties are rural. In 2012, an estimate of 18 percent of rural America was at or below the poverty line compared to 16 percent of urban America. Steve Donaldson, director of Rural Compassion, says, “If we are not intentional in going to rural communities, no one would go there. We work with the main stakeholders to coach, mentor, and train them on how to bring their communities to a place where children and families can really flourish.“ Visit ruralcompassion.org.
Linda Seiler shares candidly from her own struggles coupled with a strong scriptural foundation and the latest scientific research regarding the origins of homosexuality and gender dysphoria. To read her testimony, visit lindaseiler.com.
Lois Breit is ordained, and a U.S. missionary with the Assemblies of God—and raised her five children as a single mother. She knows the abandonment and hopelessness many single moms face. When she was desperate, Lois turned to a local church for help. Because this church went the extra mile to love her grieving, angry, broken family, their destiny was forever changed. Visit loisbreit.com.
Marlene Craft is an Assemblies of God U.S. missionary to widows. She enjoys sharing her story, along with encouraging widows to help them in fulfilling what the Lord has for them in this season of their life. Visit widowslink.org.