April, 2017 Newsletter

Hello friends! We have had an exciting winter and early spring.

On February 10, 2017, we celebrated a time of worship at Harvest Assembly of God in Chesapeake, VA. We were excited to gather together and thank the Lord for multiple blessings He granted to Butterfly House during the year 2016.

We had two online fundraisers in December and February. Again we were greatly blessed. Many in our local community as well as other states honored the call to buy bricks. At least 200 people donated to buy a single $20 brick and several bought more than one!

I received a call from Mariah Stokes, a Salem High School senior, a dedicated student and modern-day
abolitionist, committed to ending human trafficking slavery. Mariah, with the assistance of two teachers, Mrs. Burnsworth and Mrs. Donnelly, raised $350. Each teacher who chose to wear jeans on “jeans day” donated $5. Thank you, Salem High School! You are the first school in the Hampton Roads area to have a leaf placed on our Abolitionist Tree!

We also want to thank Pastor Ray at River Room Coffeehouse Church who has opened the doors of his church and his arms to our cause. We are continually grateful to all who have faithfully blessed through prayer and financial backing.

And a big shout out to our friends and supporters from the X Change. Thank you for your prayers and your invitations to raise funds wherever you perform. You have been such a blessing!

I also want to thank Kiah Mutter and Regent University Counseling and Disability Services who raised monies for building Butterfly House.

As you can read, we have had an exciting three months. We are grateful to each one of you who’s chosen to sacrifice time in prayer and giving.

Please go to our website, thebutterfly.house, to learn more about our upcoming walk on May 6, 2017, at the Virginia Beach oceanfront (boardwalk at 2 nd Street). You can register by simply downloading the order form for your Butterfly House t-shirt and a walker sponsor sheet. I hope to see you there May 6th!

From all of us at The Butterfly House, may the Lord continually watch over and bless each one of you.

With teachers Ms. Donnelly, Mrs. Burnsworth and a senior student Mariah Stokes at Salem High School. Salem High School is the first high school in the city of Virginia Beach to raise funds to help build a safe home for minor girls rescued from sex trafficking. The Butterfly House is so very grateful for your sacrificial time and devotion.
The X Change Band
With Holly and Bethany, students at Regent University. Holly is presently the president of the International Justice Mission. Upon graduation, Bethany will be the incoming president.