Compassion Ministries Movie Night
Bridges’ Compassion Ministries Team invites you to a movie night on Sat., Oct. 2, beginning with a pizza dinner on the patio at 5:30pm. We will show the documentary film Save My Seoul* upstairs in the Family Center beginning at 6:30pm. After the film, we will show a Q&A video with Eddie Byun, author of Justice Awakening: How You and Your Church Can Help End Human Trafficking. To attend this event, please sign up HERE. *Please note that the rating for this film is for ages 16+ due to the sensitive subject matter and a couple of scenes with strong adult language during interviews.
The film Save My Seoul follows two Korean-American brothers as they discover rampant prostitution and sex trafficking in Seoul, South Korea. With the use of hidden cameras and access to pimps, johns, and sex-workers, Eddie and Jason explore and unravel the complexity of the sex trade in Seoul. They learn that this problem is rooted in issues far deeper than lost girls and lustful men. Instead, it’s a consequence of the broken Korean culture that turns a blind eye to and condones one of the biggest human injustices of our generation. For more info on the film, click HERE.
We will be taking a love offering at this event for local human trafficking organization Love Never Fails. This non-profit formed in December 2011 after the founder’s teenage dance student experienced human trafficking in the SF Bay Area. Their Board of Directors and Advisory Board include thriving survivors and their families, as well as business owners, teachers, social workers, pastors, local government executives, attorneys, health care workers, and more. They are committed to the well-being of all youth and are driven to restoration, education, and protection from sex trafficking. Their approach holistically addresses a survivor’s needs on their journey to safety and wholeness. For more information on Love Never Fails, click HERE.
Northern CA Wildfire and Hurricane Ida Relief
To help those affected by the fires in Northern California and Hurricane Ida, we invite you to partner with us in donating to the Salvation Army, which has specific divisions to funnel donations directly to those in need. The Salvation Army does not place administrative fees on disaster donations, so 100% of your gift will be used in support of fire or flood relief efforts.
Click to donate to the Salvation Army’s “Golden State” division and support those impacted by the Northern CA fires. Your donation may be used to provide food and drinks to survivors, cleaning supplies and other essential commodities, direct financial aid to those affected, or to support disaster relief workers serving in the area. The SA are already feeding evacuees and first responders as well as providing emotional and spiritual care.
Click to donate to the Salvation Army’s Greater New Orleans Area Command and support those impacted by Hurricane Ida. Your donation may be used to provide food and drinks, baby, hygiene, cleaning and other emergency supplies, or direct financial assistance to disaster survivors. Donations may also support long-term recovery programs (including repair and reconstruction programs) or to support disaster relief workers serving in impacted communities.
For questions about service opportunities, please contact Kathy Spillar in the BCC office: email@example.com.