September Update

What’s Ahead?

October is Fair Trade Month

Fair Trade Boston is a coalition of church groups, student leaders and ethically minded businesses working to alleviate global poverty and promote environmental sustainability by increasing the availability and use of Fair Trade products throughout Greater Boston.

We have the honor and privilege of working with Fair Trade Boston and Boston Faith and Justice Network to be part of a national campaign from Fair Trade Towns USA called Go Bananas!   We will be at the South End Library on October 10th to raise awareness about Fair Trade bananas with interactive presentation aimed at students in grades 4-8.  It will help them understand the injustices within the conventional banana industry and the ways that Fair Trade is shifting those practices.

David’s Tent DC
We are very excited about joining Belonging House Ministry to David’s Tent in Washington, D.C. October 14-17.  As the elections approach, bathing our nation’s capital and the White House in worship is critical. What a blessing and honor to minister to the Lord, day and night, continuously in worship from the Capital City.

CECA(Cultural Engagement with Compassion Action with PureSpring Institute

As CECA (Cultural Engagement with Compassion Action) Leader, GBPAN is teaching and engaging the Apostolic and Prophetic leaders in the Greater Boston area.  CECA seeks to break cycles of violence and poverty among the most vulnerable persons and communities.  At the core of CECA’s mission is the empowerment of women and children through poverty reduction and peacemaking initiatives. These initiatives include prayer mapping and intercessory campaigns; training, developing and resourcing women and youth in violence prevention, conflict resolution, and entrepreneurial skills; critical dialogues and interactive visioning seminars with religious, civic, and business leaders to develop strategies and tools for advancing cultural change. I am grateful and honored to learn from and teach alongside Pastor Kathleen Verna!

Praise Reports

Come, let us tell of the LORD’s
let us exalt his name together.
Psalm 34:3

As sex trade increases
around conventions,
faith-based groups step up efforts

Children’s Hospital Doctor arresred on
Child Porn Charges

The fight against Village Voice’s
child trafficking ads has
now taken on an international


Prayer Requests

Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves; ensure justice for those who are perishing.
Proverbs 31:8

General Prayers for the Victims:

Strength and Salvation

Psalm 138:7  Though I wal in the midst of trouble, you preserve my life, you stretch out your hand against the anger of my foes with your right hand you save me.

Isaiah 40:29  He gives strengt to the weary and increases the power of the weak

Luke 19:10   For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost.”

Protection, Freedom and Justice

Psalm 82:4 Rescue the weak and needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked.

Psalm 103:6  The LORD works righteousnes and justice for all the oppressed.

Psalm 146:7   He upholds the cause of the oppressed and gives food to the hungry. The LORD sets prisoners free,

Hope and Healing

Psalm 40:1-2  I waited patiently for the LORD; he turned to me and heard my cry He lifted me out of the slimy pit out of the mud and mire, he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand.

Jeremiah 30:17   But I will restore you to health and heal your wounds,’ declares the LORD, ‘because you are called an outcast, Zion for whom no one cares.

Jeremiah 31:17  So there is hope for your future,” declares the LORD. “Your children will return to their own land.

Also; please pray for all the leaders of all the anti-human trafficking ministries. Please pray for His strength, wisdom and peace.  Pray that they do not grow weary in well doing!

Galatians 6:9 Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.

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Learn to do good. Work for justice. Help the down-and-out.
Stand up for the homeless. Go to bat for the defenseless.  
Isaiah 1:17

Route One Ministry

Ministering to women in the sex industry
The vision of Route One is to minister to women exploited by the sex industry on the
North Shore and the greater Boston area.

Through building relationships with the women, they hope to be the light of Christ
and provide for physical, emotional and spiritual needs. Providing for their physical
and emotional needs might include helping them leave the sex industry and securing
employment. Their goal is that they have the tools to establish a healthy
lifestyle, redeem broken relationships and have a fuller view of who they are as women
created in the image of God.

Ultimately their desire is that the women would experience the breaking of chains
and healing of wounds through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

Amirah, Inc

Providing safe shelter and programming for women escaping the bonds of sex
slavery here in the Boston area.

Amirah is a non-profit organization located in the Boston area dedicated to
provide whole-person care for rescued victims of himan trafficking.  Their goal is
to provide a short-term, emergency shelter and a longer-term care facility dedicated
to the restoration of the women who have fallen victim to modern day slavery.

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