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Local church donates to international ministry

Saturday, December 1, 2012

The Conerstone Baptist Church recently donated $7,000 to Tiny Hands International, a ministry dedicated to stopping sex trafficking in Nepal. Present for the donation were pastor Dave Neeley (left) and Tiny Hands Director of Midwest Development Jon Andrews.
Every year in Nepal, an estimated 10,000-15,000 girls are trafficked across the border where they are sold into Indian brothels and forced to become prostitutes. These girls range in age between seven and 24, with an average age of 15. These children are forced into the beds of as many as 40 clients a day. If they protest, or try to run away, they are beaten or tortured.

Cornerstone Baptist Church partnered with the ministry of Tiny Hands International to help put a stop to this terrible injustice by committing to sponsor a Border Monitoring Station. These stations cost about $6,000 a year to operate and intercept trafficked children before they are forced into slavery.

On Sunday, Nov. 18, Cornerstone celebrated with Jon Andrews (director of Midwest Development for Tiny Hands) as the church presented Tiny Hands International with a check for more than $7,000.

This money was collected through various programs such as a Ladies Banquet, Vacation Bible School offering and even a Church Rummage Sale. The teens of Cornerstone collected more than half of this amount through a lock-in event called Project One.

This curriculum has been donated to Tiny Hands and will be used nationally to encourage other youth groups to join the cause to help put a stop to human trafficking.

For more information on how you can help combat human trafficking or for more information about Cornerstone, please call the church office at 655-1017.

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