“My name is Grace Barlow and I am a senior public relations student at the University of South Carolina. During freshman year, I became heavily involved
with USC’s chapter of International Justice Mission, a global anti-human trafficking organization. I quickly became aware of the horrors of modern-day
slavery and it ignited a passion to fight against it. During one of our weekly meetings, Jen Thompson came to speak about Lighthouse for Life and the
amazing work the organization was doing in Columbia and South Carolina. I knew I wanted to help, so I became an intern!
Through my internship, I’ve been able to witness the hard work that Lighthouse for Life is doing all across the Midlands and the state. It has given
me the perspective that this is a cause that requires all hands on deck. Every person involved counts and every little and big thing we can do
furthers the mission of freedom to those held captive in sex-trafficking and exploitation. Whether it’s through speaking engagements, fundraisers,
awareness events, public outreach, volunteering, or preparing to open Karis Home, the diligent staff, volunteers, and supporters behind this organization
are what keeps everything running. As the proverb goes, “It takes a village.” And I’m so proud to be part of the village that is working to fight
for liberty and justice for all.”
At this time we are looking for people interested in being a part of our Karis Home ministry to survivors of sex trafficking by filling the following role:
Weekend Night Monitor – Part Time position
This person will cover a night shift at Karis Home to help ensure that our girls get the best night sleep possible.
Hours: 9pm to 7am Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night – alternating weekends
If you are interested or know someone who might be interested, you can follow up with our Resident Care Coordinator at email@example.com.
SAVE THE DATE!
NOTE: The Jasons Deli event tonight (April 19) has been cancelled due to lack of response.
May 5 – Take These Chains Away
Hosted by Magnolia Chamber Singers, St Stephens Lutheran Church of Lexington, and Lighthouse for Life
Location: St Stephens Lutheran Church of Lexingtion (119 N Church St, Lex. SC 29072)
May 7 – Midlands Gives – Giving Tuesday
Prayer is our most coveted need at Lighthouse for Life! We cannot succeed without the Lord’s strength and wisdom!
If you’d like to join us in prayer, please consider being a part of our volunteer prayer team. You can join by contacting Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org and telling her that you’d like our monthly prayer updates.
Meet Doc McStuffins in person at our booth at Kids Day Lexington on April 27!
Kids Day is full of activities, free prizes, bouncy houses, and fun for kids while supplying parents with all kinds of amazing resources to help them meet
the daily needs of their families. What a great way to spend your Saturday as a family! Doc McStuffin and our team at Lighthouse for Life look
forward to seeing you there!
Location: Virginia Hylton Park in downtown Lexington
Time: 10am – 2pm
Learn more: http://www.lexingtonkidsday.com/
The Richland County Anti-Human Trafficking task force and SC. State task force took advantage of South Carolina’s hosting of the NCAA Mens Basketball
tournament to further the fight against human trafficking. Together they placed posters in the SC arena bathrooms which will assist 1000s in becoming
aware of human trafficking as well as providing them with the hotline number.
Learn more here.
We’d like to give a special thanks this month to Mt Horeb United Methodist Church and Floor Boys for their faithful partnership with us!
Mt. Horeb UMC is located on Old Cherokee Rd in Lexington. They have the mission to Make, Mature, and Moblize disciples who Magnify Jesus Christ.
Learn more about Mt. Horeb and all the incredible ways they are impacting their communty here.
Floor Boys is located on Sunset Blvd in Lexington.
Floor Boys is “a flooring company defined by one thing – our integrity. At Floor Boys, we don’t believe in shortcuts, only hard work. But even more
important to us is our families, faith, and community. That’s why we are so determined to bring the highest quality customer service possible –
because our neighbors in Lexington do mean so much to us.”
Learn more about Floor Boys and their services here.
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