Beautiful Creations

Saturday, October 30th, 2010 and is filed under Uncategorized

The life of a prostitute is a life of shame and desperation.  These women see no hope to change their lives because they feel trapped with very little education but a family to feed.  There aren’t many options.  How can they change their lives, hold their heads up high and be proud of who they are?  How can they see that they are a beautiful creation?  Without help this will never happen.

That is exactly what the Oasis ministry strives to do.  Oasis will provide the ladies with a new form of employment.  Oasis Dress boutique will employ the former prostitutes and will teach them a new trade.  These ladies will learn how to sew so that they will be able to sew for their families and have a skill to earn a living.  Basic business skills will also be taught as they will eventually run the shop fully.  The profits from the Oasis dress shop will help fund the safe house and provide the ladies and their children with money for their education.  This is a self sustaining ministry and will continue to support the ladies that work here for the years it takes for them to become strong, independent Christian women.

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Refuge for Women at Risk

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010 and is filed under Uncategorized

woman-with-childrenI am so excited that Oasis is finally becoming a reality.  God has been growing this ministry in my heart since June of 2005.  As the prostitution rates in the Dominican Republic have risen, so has my desire to Make a Difference in the lives of these women.  According to most sources, the DR has grown to rank fourth in the world for sex tourism and sex trafficking.  Living here, we see the ladies and we know their children.  To know the lives that they live, is heart breaking.  They have no hope of anything different for them or their children.  My desire is for Oasis to be a refuge for these women at risk.

Most of the ladies in these circumstances are single mothers with no more than a 6th grade education.  The need to provide for their children overwhelms them and with little education they feel they have no alternative to make money.  Many are just girls themselves sold into prostitution when they are only 12 years old or younger.  It is shocking to learn that girls can be bought for about the price of dinner for a family of four in the U.S.

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