January 2022

January 2022

Hello Butterfly House Friends,

I want to share updated news with you. In 2007, the U.S. Senate designated January 11th, as National Day of Human Trafficking Awareness. As you already know, human trafficking is the act of compelling a person by force, fraud or coercion to provide labor or a commercial sex act.

What you may not know is Virginia was given the grade,”F” by Shared Hope International in fighing human trafficking. We did carry the grade “C”; however, due to Covid, trafficking has risen at an alarming rate through social media especially among minors.The Hampton Roads Area is a hotspot with minors being the main target of these nefarious acts, especially in Virginia Beach, as well as, Williamsburg, Yorktown,and Glouscter. Traffickers tend to like vacation areas.

This year I will be sharing with you The Butterfly House prayer requests. In the past I would send out requests to friends that are prayer warriors. However, I believe the LORD is directing me to begin sharing the prayer requests with all our supporters and friends of Butterfly. The spiritual battle is powerful, the evil one does not like it when we invade his territory and bring GOD’s Light into his darkness.

Please consider praying for Butterfly, we would be so grateful. I am listing the prayer requests and I hope it will be easier for you to read the needs!

1.) WE are in need of an intern to assist me with administrative duties.

2.) In 2019, I met with Jason Miyares, Attorney General elect for 2022. As a delegate, he tried to secure $50,000 for Butterfly in 2020and 2021, however the General Assembly refused. I will not bore you with all the political ramifications. We now have a new Governor and I am desiring to meet with our district delegate for another financial grant review. Please pray for an open door and favor.

3.) We need a very generous person to donate 3 to 5 acres for the Olive Branch Retreat. I will be sending a vision board of pictures next month of OBR.

4.) I would have wisdom and stamina for our 2022 walk! WE would have people desiring to walk with gusto! And volunteers to help create a successful walk, who are passionate to those enslaved in trafficking.

5.) WE need a grant writer, I am searching and talking with Old Dominion University and Regent University and other resources.

You are such a blessing to The Butterfly House and I am so thankful for your prayers and support. If you know of anyone interested in any of the above availabilities pease contact us at our new phone number: 757-752-2297. I pray the LORD will protect you, guide you and bless each of you abundantly!

In HIS service,

Char

Psalm 28:7-9