Greetings! We're Celebrating Christmas with Survivors!
It's our 3rd Christmas in Indonesia with our growing shelter-based and community-based Compassion First family. Join us in bringing life and freedom to the vulnerable and exploited with your Christmas and year-end giving.
It is a very special Christmas for the girls of Ruth's House: Not only is the tree lit and the decorations in place, our clients will be participating in their first outreach this year as they throw a Christmas party at a local orphanage serving disabled children.
We're so grateful for all of you who make a way for us to do this work. You make new futures possible for girls who have been sold and exploited. Your gifts truly mean life.
If you're considering a year-end gift and have a preference for where your gift would go, please let us know. We would like to share the following "Wish List" for Ruth's House and our anti-trafficking work if you would like to give more specifically. (Dollar amounts below reflect cost/budget)
- School Books ($3,000)
- 4 Sewing Machines for Crafts ($99/ea.)
- Electric Piano Keyboard or Music Supplies ($3,000)
- 1,100 Liter Water Tank ($800 - $1,000)
- 7,000 - 10,000 Watt Back-Up Generator ($2,000 - $3,000)
- 2 Laser Color Printers for our Field Office ($1,000)
- Games ($200)
- Crafts ($200)
- Motorbikes ($5,000)
- Police Training ($15,000)
- Tilapia Farm ($10,000)
- Blackberry Smart Phones (AT&T or TMobile)
- PC Laptops ($2,000)
- Client Computer Center ($10,000)
- 4 SLR Cameras for Client Photography Program (Canon EOS Rebel T2i - $800 ea.; Canon EOS Rebel T3i - $800 ea.)
CF Holy Night - Light for Cemetery Prostitutes
It is a year of Christmas parties as we add a new very special outreach to our celebration: This year we feel very privileged to be serving a large population of cemetery prostitutes in Surabaya. They are end-of-the-road aging sex workers who have been beaten down by poverty and life on the streets. We have found something precious and we're asking for your help. Your gifts will help us launch a partnered work that serves these women and their children. We'll start with a giant Christmas party complete with lights, trees, gifts, fellowship, dinner, and all that comes with a great family Christmas gathering. You can specifically support this effort as well.
For more info visit: www.cfholynight.org
Merry Christmas from the staff and client family at Compassion First. We love you so much and are sincerely thankful for you. We pray that your Christmas is truly blessed with peace, joy, love, and hope.