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The Inner Circle

When: Every 6th Thursday (Starting Jan 25th)
Time: 8:30 pm EST
Location: Virtually anywhere!

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The Inner Circle Dates:
January 25
March 8
April 19
May 31
July 12
August 23
October 4
November 15
December 27
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Ensure Justice Conference

Event Date: March 2-3
Location: Vanguard University, Costa Mesa CA

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Join us at Vanguard University for Ensure Justice Conference. This years conference is: Challenge Substance Abuse & Human Trafficking.

The goal is to bring together experts on the subject matter, foster learning, and provoke conversations that grow collaborative efforts.
Ensure Justice is a two-day conference focused on equipping teachers, law enforcement, students, and community members to protect and intervene for women and children at high-risk of exploitation and violence. Understanding the contributing factors of human trafficking that run deep will inform innovative strategies for future prevention

For more information or to register for the conference go to ensurejustice.com
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Fashion Show Luncheon

Event Date: March 24, 2018
Time: 10:30am
Zion Lutheran Church Anaheim, CA

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Soroptimist International of Orange presents Opening the Doors: Fashion Show Luncheon.
Presenting Fashions by La Galleria Benefiting Hope Restored India
Watch for ticket information coming in February! For more information contact:
Pam at (714)315-0642 pammiliken@att.net
Mary at (714)272-1774 maryohanian@icloud.com

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Quilt Auction

Event Date: April 21, 2018
Time: 10:30am EST
Location: Virtually Anywhere
Starting Bid:

More information will be coming in February!


I am Laura's grandmother, like Laura I am always interested in what our country can do to help people that could benefit from our caring. I am also a quilter, some people quilt by hand others by machine— I ALWAYS QUILT BY HAND.

My grandmother was a quilter and although she lived far away and she is not with us anymore, I have kept in touch with her by quilting. Growing up I learned to save every scrap of material— not looking at anything as a throw away item but thinking that something beautiful could be made out of it; most quilters are like that.

This past January I had the opportunity to go to India and work with the women of Hope Restored India. Prior to going, my quilting group, Amazing Grace Quilters, took up a collection to purchase two sewing machines and an iron. While I was in India I was able to help Hope Restored India pick out the machines for the Community Development Center and set the room up for new quilters!

In the limited time that I was in India, the ladies who came to the Community Development Center learned how to thread a machine, some started to cut the fabric and learn the pattern to make a quilt. Making a quilt was different for them, it was amazing how interested they were and how willing they were to learn. They laughed and were amazed as each piece came together. They bursted with proud that they themselves learned to use the machines or put together a piece of the quilt. By the time I had to go we had completed the top of this beautiful quilt.

Remember I said that quilters save every bit of material. They look for the pieces that nobody thinks about and use it to create something beautiful. That is just like our lives and the lives of those who come to the CDC. The women come to the center are very broken (scarps of material). As they are being taught to sew with the broken pieces the women will see that in life they can take the broken and make something beautiful.

Since returning to the States, I have finished their work, hand quilting the quilt. The quilt is queen size with two pillow shams. Enclosed are photos of the quilt and the process of it being made. I supplied all the materials to make the quilt and I have given it to Hope Restored India to auction; ALL PROCEEDS will go to Hope Restored India. The starting bid is $300.00 and we will accept all bids until midnight April 21st. I hope that you will be generous and bid accordingly, so if you are in need of a large tax deduction at the end of the year… this is your answer!

This quilt is not just a quilt. It teaches that broken lives can be made into something beautiful. While I was in India I shared with the ladies that by making this quilt it was going to be auctioned with the goal of generating funds for the ministry. The women were excited to be able to give back to the center by helping to make this quilt. And even more excited to see the broken pieces turn into something so beautiful.

“ Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day;
show him how to catch fish, and you feed him forever.”
— Anna Isabella Richie —

“Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my
brothers or sisters, you did it to me.”
— Jesus —

Looking forward to your bid!
Bev Meyers (Laura's grandmother )

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