A few months ago, I reached out to an amazing organization here in Houston-Elijah Rising to help with the redesign of Kendleton Farms.
"Elijah Rising is ending human trafficking by equipping a new breed of justice warrior for prayer, awareness, and intervention in the spirit of Isaiah 1:17." (Elijah Rising)
Learn to do good. Seek justice. Rebuke the oppressor. Defend the fatherless. Plead for the widow. Isaiah 1:17 (NKJV)
In 2015, Elijah Rising was able to purchase 84 acres that once was the home of a small Christian college. They are taking this place & turning it into a community where the victims & their children can come to live & heal.
"Kendleton Farms is Elijah Rising’s multifaceted social enterprise community where women (and their children) who have survived sex trafficking, sexual exploitation, drug abuse, and violence can live, heal, and work for a time in order to reenter society with job skills and a viable income.Our property outside of Houston, Texas, once housed a small Christian college. It provides ideal buildings for housing and industry for survivors of the commercial sex industry in a serene, therapeutic environment. Kendleton Farms also will house for-profit business ventures to provide skills training, jobs, and the dignity of marketable work experience that have long been missing among existing aftercare programs.Kendleton, Texas was originally settled by William E. Kendall, a slave owner who sold off plots of his sprawling plantation during Civil War Reconstruction to freed slaves—thus providing them with economic opportunity and a new start. We desire to restore the land’s original purpose by housing and helping rehabilitate women who were formerly enslaved.” (Elijah Rising)
Along with helping in many areas of the redesign Southern Farmhouse Designs has felt called to adopt part of the renovation, which means, we are going to do our part & raise money & put together a room for these ladies.
One of the biggest needs at Kendleton Farms is to get a bathroom running. We have committed to adopt a 3 stall/3 shower/ 3 vanity bathroom. This is a huge undertaking & one we will need your help with. Would you prayerfully consider giving—time, resources or money to help us in this project. Our goal is to raise $20,000 to complete this project & to help tackle many more of the needs at Kendleton Farms.
Please send donations via Pay Pal to firstname.lastname@example.org . Once we have received your donation, you will be emailed a tax form recording your donation. 100% of the donations will be used to fund this project.
To learn more about Kendleton Farms & the work that Eliajah Rising is doing go to www.elijahrising.org