In the autumn of 2016 we began the 2016-2017 Poor Box Ministry in support of the work and ministry of Thistle Farms, a social enterprise and sanctuary of healing for women survivors of abuse, addiction, trafficking and prostitution. They are a community of survivors, advocates, employees, interns, volunteers, and friends from all across the world. They are young and old, women and men who want to change a culture that still allows human beings to be bought and sold. They believe in the end, love is the strongest force for change in the world. Magdelene is a two-year free residential program which provides housing, healthcare, therapy and education for women in recovery. The resilient thistle, the symbol of Thistle Farms, grows on the streets and alleys where the women of Thistle Farms have walked. The Rev. Becca Stevens, the founder of Thistle Farms, was the 2017 Diocesan Convention speaker. The goal of this poor box ministry was $1,000. On December 31, 2016 donations totaled $427. On August 31, 2017 when this poor box ministry came to an end donations totaled $1,500. A “Job Well Done!” for an overwhelming and generous response in support of Thistle Farms.
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