Craft fair benefits sexual slavery victims
What if your Christmas gifts brought freedom and hope to a child slave in India, Nepal or Belize?
Thanks to the Dec. 9 One Girl Craft Fair and Business Expo at OpenDoor Church, your holiday shopping list can do just that – free young girls from the horrors of sexual trafficking around the world.
“OpenDoor Church has a reputation for the unique,” says expo organizer Patricia “Ami” Boyles. “All funds raised from the sale of booths will go to Answer International – our non-profit that pays off the debts of sexual slaves, mostly young girls, and gives then hope and a future through Jesus Christ.”
Boyles says hand-made gift ideas include woodworking, glass art, home decor, jewelry and many more unique items from the imaginations of local crafters.
“This is not your ordinary craft fair,” says Boyles. “This one has a purpose. There are more slaves in the world today than all other time periods combined. This is where we draw the line and set however many we can free.”
Boyles says there is still space available for craft vendors. The booth fee is $50.
“We also have booth space for business owners to promote services or sell their products. For $20, they can display their business cards for people to take,” says Boyles.
Boyles says Answer International is a cause that runs deep in her spirit. Because the Bible says, “It is for freedom’s sake that Christ has set us free,” freedom is a big deal to God.
Boyles says that because Jesus brought freedom, she feels the need to do the same.
To rent a booth, contact Boyles at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 815-742-4492 and leave a message.