Bringing light to survivors of child abuse, street life, and human trafficking.
Our hearts hurt for these young women, and we desire to help each of them to see themselves as beautiful daughters of the King and live the life that God intended for them. Our passion has led to a project we call “Detox the Crap.”
These young girls are fed a load of negative lies from classmates, co-workers, and family members as well as the digital and print world. Currently, we are mentoring, teaching, and showing young girls how to find happiness, be confident, and understand they belong to Jesus. We are devoted to helping them overcome their past of a negative mindset so they can purify their lives and detox the crap.
There are numerous studies and reports each year—each of them frightening. We include only a few of them to give you an idea of what we are facing. Human trafficking is a $9.8 billion domestic industry, with at least 100,000 children being used as prostitutes in America each year. (Shared Hope International) Under the federal law known as the Trafficking Victims Protection Act, any minor who exchanges sex for something of value is considered a victim of trafficking, regardless of their willingness or desire to engage in the sex act.
It has been said that roughly 2 million children are subjected to prostitution in the global commercial sex trade (UNICEF www.unicef.org). Most are between the ages of 10 and 17 and are runaways, thrown-away, or homeless kids. A majority of them leave their homes because of abuse, poor living conditions, or parents who did not make them feel loved. These children end up on the streets where most will end up in the prostitution trade, which provides food, clothing, and “love.” Countless studies report that over 80% of prostitutes say they wish to get out of prostitution.
This could be your daughter.
We would like to introduce to you an exceptional young woman, Tessa. She was 14 when Matt, a 19-year-old man, approached her at the mall. He said all the things young girls like to hear, and they quickly became friends. Matt continued to lavish attention on Tessa, started calling her his girlfriend, and before she knew it, Tessa was in love.
Two years later, she found herself in jail after raising suspicions that she was loitering on the streets for prostitution. How did she get there? The same way thousands of teenage girls and young women have over the years—coercion, force, fraud, or threatened, often by gang members.
It is so common that young girls feel alone, ugly, fat and unlovable and being in a relationship such as Matt and Tessa’s is very appealing. These girls enjoy being wooed by charming guys, then promised iPhones, designer clothes, and purses.
Her story may sound rare, and you may even think it would never happen to someone you know, but sadly statistics state otherwise.
Teaming Up with Terri
For the past five years, we have been attending the Icing Women’s Event and have participated as a corporate sponsor. The goal of this event is to equip young women who are living in group homes around the country and help them overcome the challenges of their past and embrace their future.
In 2018, we added the “Beauty Bags” and filled them with goodies for each of the girls attending this event! THE GIRLS JUST LOVED THEM! In the bag was a 21-day devotional that will help guide them into detoxing the crap out of their lives, so they have more room for Jesus.
We are now preparing for Icing 2019! Donations are already coming in! We need YOUR help to fill these bags and bring a smile to the faces of these young women. How can you help? It will take $15.00 to fill one bag and our goal is to fill 500 bags! Any amount will help us buy toiletries, beauty products, gift cards, as well as print the devotionals.
Read more below about the young women, the bags and our passion to help.
Beauty with a Purpose
These kits are a quality makeup bag reminding the girls each day of the true meaning of what it is to be beautiful. The kits include a short devotional as well as items such as makeup, fingernail polish, toiletries, and colorful pens for journaling. We would also like these kits to add elements that make them feel beautiful inside and out and are wanting to include gift cards for national stores such as Beauty Brands, Icing, Great Clips, etc.
The devotional included in these kits will help them break free from bondage and leave their past behind. It will help them move forward in a more positive light to find hope and love. The easy to read devotional offers relatable stories, lessons, and practical steps to be released from heartaches and grow closer to God.
Who will receive our Beautiful Bags?
Our first goal is to hand out 300 bags a the annual Icing Event, a conference devoted to young women living in group homes. Terri Savelle Foy Ministries desires to help these young women overcome their struggles and go forward in life with renewed hope and confidence. This conference draws women from all over the world. The ministry and sponsors fly and bus in the girls from all over the United States from places like The Dream Center to love on them and keep them from returning to the streets.
Our secondary goal is to have 1000 kits handed out throughout the Dallas & Phoenix area—taking them to the streets for the homeless, women in clubs, and half-way houses.
Our long-term vision is to get these into the hands of every young woman living on the streets or active in some form of prostitution, trafficking, or working in strip clubs.
Please Join Us
We can only achieve our goals with the assistance of generous donations from someone like yourself. Without your contribution, these gifts to these young women would not be possible. Since we rely on the generosity of individuals like you, we ask you to consider a donation to our project.
We hope that you will help support our efforts. If you are not led to donate, we ask that you uphold us in prayer.