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Friday, March 17
Morning Session: 8:30 am — 10:00 am
PRAYER BREAKFAST — PASTORS / MINISTRY LEADERS


Christ Presbyterian Church, 6901 Normandale Rd, Edina

http://www.cpconline.org

Come and join us as we hear from Local and International Anti-Trafficking Leaders and pray for the work of Justice. All Midwest pastors and ministry leaders are invited to hear about God's priority for Justice and how they can mobilize their church and change the world.

Co-Sponsored by Transform Minnesota. Free Breakfast Provided.

Register here

Speakers:

Don Brewster—Founder and CEO of Agape Intl Missions. Don and his wife, Bridget, joined Agape International Missions (AIM) in 2005 to found AIM Restoration Home in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. What began as an effort to restore children rescued out of sexual slavery expanded into a holistic anti-trafficking organization with 12 projects that Rescue, Restore and Reintegrate survivors and Prevent exploitation.

Today, AIM impacts 10,000 Cambodians a year. Prior to starting with AIM, Don worked as Executive Pastor at Adventure Christian Church in California for 7 years. In addition, he has over 20 years corporate experience as Vice President of Marketing and Sales. He received his Masters of Divinity from Liberty University and Bachelor of Science from William Jessup University.

Cynthia (CeCe) Terlouw -- Executive Director, Terebinth Refuge. CeCe worked at Heartland Girls' Ranch In Benson MN for nearly 24 years. While there and as Executive Director she opened one of the states first Safe Harbor program for trafficked girls, he Hearts for Freedom house. During this time CeCe co-authored Heartland Girls' Ranch Hearts for Freedom Project: A Resource Guide for Working with Sexually Exploited Youth. She has also served on the Safe Harbor Advisory committee and is an active participant in the MN Human Trafficking task Force.

Currently CeCe has started Terebinth Refuge, which is a Christ-centered shelter and transition home with holistic services for sexually exploited and trafficked women.

Friday, March 17
7:00 to 9:00 pm
FREEDOM NIGHT


Hosanna! Lutheran Church
600 163rd St W, Lakeville

http://www.hosannalc.org

Join Hosanna in an evening discussing what freedom really means in our daily lives. Hear about freedom from Pastor Tim Hatt. Also hear from Janine Montgomery, who is a survivor of sexual exploitation, about the freedom she now lives in, which is available to all of us, regardless of our past.

Speakers:

Janine Montgomery: Expert Survivor of DMST, Case Manager with Restoration House of Greater Kansas City: Janine is a nationally recognized public speaker, minister, up and coming author, and expert on sex trafficking and sexual exploitation. She currently serves as the Program Supervisor and Case Manager for Restoration House of Greater Kansas City; a faith based, long term residential program for women exiting the industry and the first residential program in the Kansas City area. Janine is a dedicated mentor and advocate for survivors of human trafficking with almost two decades of serving marginalized youth and adults, developing programs, and educating the public on the indicators and red flags of human sex trafficking. A survivor of domestic minor sex trafficking (DMST) and a leader in the movement, Janine has worked locally, regionally, and nationally as a consultant, founder and developer of programs, researcher, and advocate for youth and adult victims of human trafficking.

Tim Hatt: Kingdom Expansion Pastor at Hosanna Lutheran Church, Lakeville. Tim works as a Pastor at Hosanna! Church in Lakeville, where he has served for the past 15 years. Before coming to Hosanna! in 2001, Tim and his wife Caroline had a 10 year missions stint with Pioneers which included rural church planting and literacy work among the mountainous Quechua Indian tribes of Bolivia, South America. As a teacher and counselor, Tim brings freedom to others and has a personal experience of transformation. There was a time when he lived with a great sense of discontentment. He had a great family, great job, and sufficient money to live on, but it felt incomplete. His frustration with life was negatively affecting everything. What he didn't realize was that his past brokenness was spilling into his present life, eroding all that was good and beautiful. Over time, God changed his understanding of Him and how he viewed himself; then everything else began to change.

Saturday, March 18 — Morning Session
9:00 am — 12 noon
Understanding and Responding to Sex Trafficking in Minnesota


Downtown Campus. 720 13th Ave S, Minneapolis

https://www.hopeingod.org

Three powerful speakers share about the realities of the sex trade in Minnesota and around the world. Find out in depth what is really happening, and what we can do to stop this exploitation, while bring hope and healing to survivors. There will also be resource tables at this event with organizations around the twin cities fighting against sexual exploitation.

Speakers:

Don Brewster — Founder and CEO of Agape Intl Missions. Don and his wife, Bridget, joined Agape International Missions (AIM) in 2005 to found AIM Restoration Home in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. What began as an effort to restore children rescued out of sexual slavery expanded into a holistic anti-trafficking organization with 12 projects that Rescue, Restore and Reintegrate survivors and Prevent exploitation.

Today, AIM impacts 10,000 Cambodians a year. Prior to starting with AIM, Don worked as Executive Pastor at Adventure Christian Church in California for 7 years. He received his Masters of Divinity from Liberty University and BS from William Jessup University.

Dave Pinto, Assistant Ramsey County Attorney and State Representative: Dave is a prosecutor with the Ramsey County Attorney's Office specializing in crimes of gender violence. As the former director of training & protocol development for Minnesota's Safe Harbor system, he has trained thousands of law enforcement officers and other professionals statewide in identifying and responding to sex trafficking and exploitation.

He also serves in the state House of Representatives, representing the southwest neighborhoods of St. Paul. He has been recognized with an inaugural Inspire award from the Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women.

Janine Montgomery: Expert Survivor of DMST, Case Manager with Restoration House of Greater Kansas City: Janine is a nationally recognized public speaker, minister, author, and expert on sex trafficking and sexual exploitation. She currently serves as the Program Supervisor and Case Manager for Restoration House of Greater Kansas City; a faith based, long term residential program for women exiting the industry and the first residential program in the Kansas City area.

Janine is a dedicated mentor and advocate for survivors of human trafficking with almost two decades of serving marginalized youth and adults, developing programs, and educating the public on the indicators and red flags of human sex trafficking. A survivor of domestic minor sex trafficking (DMST) and a leader in the movement, Janine has worked locally, regionally, and nationally as a consultant, founder and developer of programs, researcher, and advocate for youth and adult victims of human trafficking.

Saturday, March 18 — Afternoon Session 1:00 pm–2:30 pm
Leadership Networking Session
For Current and Future Leaders of Justice and Anti-Trafficking Organizations


Downtown Campus. 720 13th Ave S, Minneapolis
https://www.hopeingod.org

Interact with and join the discussion as we hear from a panel of seasoned leaders who share their successes, challenges, and best practices in building Justice Ministries and Anti-Trafficking organizations. Come prepared with your questions about how to start or strengthen an organization or ministry devoted to this cause. Lunch provided for all registered participants.

Registration required: Email trafficking.justice@gmail.com to register or for more information.

Panelists:

Don Brewster — Founder and CEO of Agape Intl Missions. Don and his wife, Bridget, joined Agape International Missions (AIM) in 2005 to found AIM Restoration Home in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. A holistic anti-trafficking organization with 12 projects that Rescue, Restore and Reintegrate survivors and Prevent exploitation.

Valerie Beck — Director of Justice Ministries, Trinity Church. Valerie Beck serves as the Director of Justice Ministries, Local Outreach and Prayer Ministry at Trinity Church in Lakeville. She has a heart for orphans, the impoverished, the oppressed and those involved in trafficking. Valerie is married to Brad and they have two teenagers, Nathan and Allison, and a beloved dog, Maggie.

Laura Mulliken—Justice Ministry Leader, Christ Presbyterian Church Laura is a mixed media artist, Bible teacher and abolitionist who speaks on topics related to human trafficking. She is passionate about equipping and mobilizing the Church to be a voice for the voiceless. Laura serves on the Justice Team at Christ Presbyterian Church in Edina, and works at Source Anti Trafficking in Minneapolis.

Cynthia (CeCe) Terlouw—Executive Director, Terebinth Refuge. CeCe has served on the Safe Harbor Advisory committee and is an active participant in the MN Human Trafficking task Force. Currently CeCe has started Terebinth Refuge, which is a Christ-centered shelter and transition home with holistic services for sexually exploited and trafficked women

Christine Erickson—Director of Children-at-Risk Ministries Grace Church Eden Prairie Christine leads Grace Church's anti-trafficking team and has previous experience leading a local transitional home for sexually-exploited women. In partnership with area churches and many community partners, Christine began the 'Stop the Trafficking 5K' which drew over 1,000 participants last year. She remains well connected with anti-trafficking organizations in the area and seeks to mobilize the Church to effectively engage in bringing an end to modern-day slavery.

Saturday, March 18 — Evening Session 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Pornography: The Lure and Entrapment


Trinity Church, 10658 210th Street West, Lakeville

https://trinitychurchmn.com

Prevention of sex-trafficking must include addressing pornography as it fuels the demand. Porn entices and lures only to entrap and eventually, destroy lives. Join us as Sgt. Grant Snyder, Minneapolis Police Dept. Detective, shares stories and insight into this area of pornography and its tie-in with sex-trafficking. There is freedom. There is hope. Appropriate for ages 16+.

Speaker:

Sergeant Grant Snyder has spent nearly 30 years focusing on investigations, advocacy and research involving victims of sexual assault, child sexual abuse, and commercial sexual exploitation. He has worked in both the public and private sectors, to include both federal and local law enforcement agencies, and various non-profits. Currently, he is a detective with the Minneapolis Police Department, Special Crimes Investigation Division.

Sgt Snyder has been investigating human trafficking and sex trafficking crimes since 2000. He is currently the lead investigator in all human trafficking/sex trafficking cases for Minneapolis Police with an emphasis on juvenile sexual exploitation. Sgt Snyder works in close collaboration with the FBI and Homeland Security Investigations, and is a former specially deputized US Marshal, as well as a former Task force officer with both the FBI and ATF.

Sgt Snyder is a member of the Minnesota Statewide Human Trafficking Task Force, as well as the International Association of Human Trafficking Investigators, and the National Technical Investigators Association.

In the past 4 years, he has trained over 5000 law enforcement officers on diverse areas such as Technical Surveillance/support of undercover operations; Technical Investigations; Interview techniques for victims and offenders; Child sexual exploitation, Advanced Human/sex trafficking investigations and more.

Sunday, March 19 — Morning Session
Freedom Sunday Worship Service
Two Service Times: 9:00 am and 10:45 am


Waterbrooke Fellowship, 8725 Church Lake Blvd, Victoria

http://www.wbfellowship.org

Come and worship the God of justice on Freedom Sunday. Don Brewster will give a stirring message about God's heart for Compassion and Justice, and how the church can be a part of this great movement in our day.

Speaker:

Don Brewster—Founder and CEO of Agape Intl Missions. Don and his wife, Bridget, joined Agape International Missions (AIM) in 2005 to found AIM Restoration Home in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. What began as an effort to restore children rescued out of sexual slavery expanded into a holistic anti-trafficking organization with 12 projects that Rescue, Restore and Reintegrate survivors and Prevent exploitation. Today, AIM impacts 10,000 Cambodians a year. Prior to starting with AIM, Don worked as Executive Pastor at Adventure Christian Church in California for 7 years. In addition, he has over 20 years corporate experience as Vice President of Marketing and Sales. He received his Masters of Divinity from Liberty University and Bachelor of Science from William Jessup University.

Sunday, March 19 — Evening Sessions
Documentary Film Screenings on Sex Trafficking
Various Venues in the Twin Cities area

Award winning documentaries on the subject of sex trafficking will be shown at several different churches in the metro area. A great place for people new to the area of anti-trafficking to learn more about this subject and become inspired to action. Appropriate for ages 13+

Nefarious: Merchant of Souls (Exodus Cry): A hard-hitting documentary that exposes the disturbing trends of modern day sex slavery. It gives an in-depth look at the human trafficking industry, showing where slaves are sold, where they work, and where they are confined. With footage shot in over nineteen different countries, Nefarious exposes the nightmare of sex slavery as experienced by hundreds of thousands daily, through the eyes of both the enslaved and their traffickers. Nefarious features expert analysis from international humanitarian leaders, and captures the gripping and triumphant testimonies of survivors in order to galvanize hope and vision. (1 hr 36 min)

The Pink Room: The Pink Room is a 2014 EMMY award-winning documentary featuring the work of Don and Bridget Brewster of Agape International Missions in Cambodia. This movie follows the story of Mien and other young girls who are survivors of the child sex trafficking industry. Mien was raised in Svay Pak, which is a few miles from Phnom Penh, Cambodia. This region has been notorious for child sex trafficking, and it's "sex tourism" business which exploits children as young as three and four for sex. This film addresses fighting the challenges of human trafficking via "rescue, restoration, reintegration and prevention," and the unique and creative model that the Brewster's have implemented that has changed an entire community.

Nefarious: Merchant of Souls or Nightline documentary featuring Don Brewster 1:00pm -- 3:30 pm
Berean Baptist Church
309 County Road 42 East, Burnsville
Note: Don & Bridget Brewster are also speaking at this location following the film.
Lunch will be provided; please register by emailing Terri Hands at: thands@charter.net

Nefarious: Merchant of Souls 7 — 9 pm
Sojourn Campus Church
310 18th Ave SE, Minneapolis
University of Minnesota Campus
(Parking at 4th Street ramp: one block from church — NW corner of 4th St SE and 17th Ave SE).
http://sojourncampuschurch.org

Nefarious: Merchant of Souls 7 — 9 pm
Sovereign Grace Church Offices:
1613 Southcross Dr W, Burnsville
http://sovgracemn.org

Nefarious: Merchant of Souls 7 — 9 pm
Trinity Lutheran Church:
601 East Second Street, Waconia
http://www.trinitywaconia.org

The Pink Room 7 — 9 pm
Community of Hope Church:
14401 Biscayne Ave. W, Rosemount
Note: Don & Bridget Brewster are also speaking at this location following the film
https://www.cohlc.org

The Pink Room 7 — 9 pm
Spoils of Wear
1566 Selby Avenue, St. Paul
Note: Spoils of Wear is requesting registration with a $10 fee, the proceeds of which will go to Agape International. Please register Here.

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