Posted by: Omar C. Garcia | August 27, 2012

Freedom Place Garden

Last month I posted a blog entitled Hope at Freedom Place, a Christ-centered safe-house for victims of domestic sex trafficking. Situated on a 110-acre wooded campus on the outskirts of Houston, Freedom Place is the state’s first privately run safe house that provides long-term housing for American girls who are victims of sex trafficking. It is a safe haven where girls are not considered offenders but regarded as victims. We are blessed to have Freedom Place in our community and should do all that we can to support their good work.

Earlier this year my friend Nikki Richnow, Chair of the Freedom Place Executive Council, asked if Kingsland’s missions ministry would create a prayer garden at Freedom Place — a tranquil oasis where their residents can spend quiet moments with God. I am happy to say that the project is now complete, thanks to the help of Jon Davis, our Missions Associate, Kingsland member Fred Abbot, and a number of Kingsland volunteers. The final plants are in the ground and situated so that they will grow to provide a canopy of shade over the main gazebo. May the Freedom Place garden indeed be a place where young girls whose lives have been damaged in unspeakable ways will have an opportunity to connect with God and to continue their journey toward healing.


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