Thursday, June 17, 2010

Support Update & PayPal

Hello everyone!
Just wanted to pass along the word that I just realized that there is a way to make support donations for me online!
Go to :
Click on : "do something" (left hand column)
Click on: "PayPal" beside donate
After you enter your information, on the next page there will be a section for "special instructions"
Just write "support for Shannon" along with any other information such as whether your donation will be a monthly commitment or a one time donation and if you would like to receive any updates/etc.
Also please include contact info if you would like and I'll keep you updated! :)

Support Raising is moving along but still have a lot to go!
I have total:
$100 in One Time Donations
and $70 in Monthly Commitments

Keep Praying!
In Him,

Sunday, June 6, 2010

On Eagle's Wings - Support Letter :)

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

I pray that this letter finds all of you doing well. I feel so incredibly blessed to have such a faithful community of believers surrounding me to be able to share in the joys of God’s continued work.

For the past 3 years I have been serving in ministry to young adults and hurting teenagers with Doulos Ministries. God has broken and then put me back together again in ways that I never could have imagined or expected. One of the ways He has done this is by opening my eyes and my heart to tragedy and injustice in the world that I was never before aware of. One of those that He has specifically laid on my heart is the industry of human trafficking, which could also be referred to as modern-day slavery. A venue in which this industry thrives the most is through forced sexual exploitation.

All across the world, including the United States, children are being bought and sold daily for the purpose of sexual exploitation. In 2000, the U.S. Department of Justice estimated that there were 244,000 American children at risk of being sexually exploited. And in 2005, the approximate number of children being exploited in the commercial sex industry was a staggering 1 million. Children are coerced into the hands of criminals who view them only as an expendable resource. They are manipulated, threatened, and abused. They live in fear with no hope of ever being rescued or loved and many do so right under our noses… here in the United States.

These truths are staggering and, at first glance, even unbelievable. I have, over the past few years, become more and more burdened by the Lord to somehow share His love with these victims… His beloved children.

God has recently blessed me with the opportunity to do just that through partnering with a ministry called On Eagle’s Wings in Asheville, NC. One of their missions is the “Hope House,” which strives to, “provide seclusion, restoration, and healing for domestic minor sex trafficking victims (U.S. girls under the age of 18).” They have graciously invited me to serve as their live-in Resident Director for at least the next year.

I am writing to you today to humbly ask for your partnership, both prayerfully and financially, with me as I begin this new journey. On Eagle’s Wings is a faith-based non-profit organization that operates solely on donations from fellow brothers and sisters like you. Therefore, they are only able to offer a small monthly stipend to their live-in staff. In order to maintain my current monthly expenses while serving in the Hope House, I need to raise approximately $400-$500 per month for the following year, beginning August 1, 2010, which comes to a total of $4,800 - $6,000. Would you prayerfully consider making a monthly commitment or a one-time offering to support me as I minister to these young women?

However the Lord may lead you financially, please also continue to partner with me in prayer as I step forward into this new ministry. I know the only hope I have to offer anyone, including these young women, is that which comes through Christ and the only way that is possible is to be bathed in prayer. Thank you for taking the time to read and I will be praying for the Lord’s guidance in your heart as you consider these requests. Should you have any questions please feel free to contact me!

On Eagles Wings: PO Box 9737 Asheville, NC 28815
Hope House:
Group: “Shannon’s Ministry Partners”
Twitter: shanowcu
Phone: (336) 596-5898

Thank you and may the Lord richly bless you as you follow Him!

Under His Mercy,

Shannon Reaves

“I believe that I shall look upon the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living! Wait for the Lord; be strong; and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!” -Psalm 27:14

Name _________________________________
Address _________________________________
Phone _________________________________
Email _________________________________

_____ I would like to support through prayer.

$_____ I would like to make a monthly commitment of this amount.

$_____ I would like to make a one-time offering of this amount.

_____ I would like to receive updates and prayer requests.

_____ I would like a receipt/s of my donations for tax purposes.

Please return donation along with this form to:
On Eagles Wings Ministries, PO Box 9737 Asheville, NC 28815
Make checks payable to: “On Eagles Wings Ministries” Note: “Shannon Support” on memo line