Daniel and Lacy Tolar
What a wonderful, joyful and blessed month April was for Rescue 1 Global. You know how the saying goes, "April showers bring May flowers"! And, Oh Boy did we receive a lot of "rain" in April.
During April so many Milestones were laid that we want to share with you a brief recap of a few of them before we move into May (which will highlight more of our work on the ground, especially through our International Programs!)
MENTOR 1 PILOT PROGRAM
We are so excited for the opportunity to currently minister to 4 children through the Mentor 1 Pilot Program. These children come from at-risk or vulnerable communities, and through our volunteers who mentor, tutor, teach life skills, and share the love of Jesus, these kids are hearing truth and gaining the tools they need to be successful and thrive in life.
Each child in our program will have 3 different mentors. One who is a spiritual mentor, one who is a gardening/life skills buddy, and one who is a tutor.
You don't have to have a degree to get involved, if you can love on a kid, talk to them about Jesus, get your hands dirty, or do simple math, you can make a difference! If you're interested in being a part of this program and investing in the lives of at-risk children, you can apply to volunteer through our website:
RESCUE 1 IS FULLY LICENSED TO RUN THE FIRST SAFE HOME IN TENNESSEE FOR MINOR-AGED GIRLS WHO HAVE COME OUT OF THE HUMAN TRAFFICKING INDUSTRY.
We can't thank you enough for all your support, patience, prayers, and dedication to getting this home opened. There were 0 beds available in the state of Tennessee for girls under the age of 18 who had experienced the horrors of trafficking. There was no place in the whole state that offered the specific care needed.
In fact, in the surrounding states that touch TN, only two states had specialized places for survivors of trafficking, and each location had 4 beds.
NOW WE HAVE 8 BEDS AVAILABLE IN THE STATE OF TENNESSEE.
We cut the ribbon on Grace Oasis: Leigharra's House this past Sundayafternoon at our Grand Opening with many of our partners and supporters.
MISSION 1 THAILAND TRIP
Our team on the ground in Thailand the past couple of weeks was able to complete two hydroponics systems for our homes! These systems will provide so much food and sustainability for the staff and children in the home. They will be able to grow up to 1000 heads of lettuce at a month, as well as many tomatoes and other larger plants that they can sell at market to raise funds and provide meals for the home - just to give you some perspective of how game-changing this system will be!
STAY TUNED ON OUR SOCIAL MEDIA SITES
We're taking you behind the scenes, talking about everything that's happening, and explaining how you can get involved. For instance, we've just opened the FOUNDER'S BIRTHDAY CLUB!
Our Co-Founder Lacy Tolar kicked off this club just a few days ago and instead of asking for money or presents for her birthday, she's asking for us to step up and donate towards the cause! Her goal is for 39 people to join the One / 1000 campaign and help us sustain Grace Oasis: Leigharra's House. Click the link below to learn all the details and how you can make YOUR birthday count, too!
THANK YOU for your continued partnership. You're such an honored and valuable team member and we are grateful for how God is using all of us to continue bringing freedom to those in slavery.
Daniel and Lacy Tolar
& the Rescue 1 Global Team
What if you woke up tomorrow and realized that the promises of safety, security, and a good productive job that would provide for you and your family were all a lie? What if, instead, you had to preform egregious acts in order to keep from being physically harmed and to protect your loved ones from bad people? What would you do? Where would you go?
Since 2011, the TBI estimated that nearly 9,000 youth run-away every year in TN and that, on average, 1,500 of those run-aways are lured into sex trafficking. We have learned firsthand what these youth face once they are on the street and in the control of a trafficker. The numbers increase even more drastically as we travel internationally.
With your continued support we can prevent our kids from experiencing the dangers of human trafficking and empower them with the tools to overcome vulnerabilities that lead to trafficking.