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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Clean Comedy Show to raise funds for safe house

Clean Comedy Show Starring
Mel Austin and Friends
to benefit Angel House
Saturday ~ November 19th
2171 S. Grove Ave. Ste. K ~ Ontario
Mel and the other comedian's are donating their time for this event, so..
100% of ticket sales go to Angel House!!!
The funds are used to raise money for a rehabilitation home for rescued victims of human trafficking.

Doors open @ 5:30 pm ~ Show starts @ 6:30
Tickets: Advance $20, At the door $25
RSVP @ 909-215-4021 or email:
Checks payable to Angel House with "RESCUE 50" written in memo line
mail to 5715 Arabian Drive ~ Alta Loma, CA 91701
Credit card orders accepted - 
The cost is tax deductible.
Thank you!
For credit card orders please print flyer and mail to above address!

Event Flyer:
Once you click above link
click on 'Comedy4aCause_CLICK HERE.pdf'
(near the top left)

Monday, October 24, 2011

How things are going.

Ok, so 'blogging' is new for me and I'm going to try and be more consistent. Since the last time I was on, God has shown me great favor. I wanted to speak to Gary, a friend of ours in our business, to ask him if I could speak at one of his meetings, and share the vision about building these girls a safe house.
 I know how difficult it is to put large meetings together. My husband and I have been doing those for well over a decade. It takes a lot of time and money. And here I was going to ask him for some time to speak to his people about something that has nothing to do with business. I about talked myself out of it! Gave myself all the reasons he should say no. But I kept feeling that inner prompting to go and ask him. I'm not-in anyway-trying to compare myself to Moses or Gary to pharaoh, but Moses kept coming to mind; He did not want to go to pharaoh: he didn't know how to approach him: he moaned about not being a good speaker, etc. But God didn't expect him to have all the answers, only to step out in faith. So after much anxiety, and after having somewhat psychotic conversations with myself, and putting it off as long as possible I walked in his office. Seeing big ol Gary sitting there with as much command as pharaoh at his desk, but with much more warmth instantly calmed my nerves. He was so welcoming and I instantly felt as though I was sitting there with a favorite uncle. He, not only gave me a resounding yes, he actually put me in a better time slot than I would have ever asked for. He turned his computer around to show me that right before I walked in, he was going to send out the agenda of the event to all the speakers. Adding me after that would be confusing to all the speakers. I made it in the nick of time! God is good. There's more I'll try and write later, but time to go read with my little six year old Levi. 

Saturday, October 1, 2011

New Numbers & Great Urgency

Hi, it's Cassie here. (Donna's daughter)
I am so blessed by my mom taking on this project and by the support we have received so far.
Please see the post just below this one to read the story behind the Angel House Project this blog is dedicated to.

We have received word from the team on the ground in Mumbai, that they have identified and fostered relationships with 50 women and girls. This is wonderful news!

- It means that as soon as the house is built, we can fill it completely.
- It means 50 girls will no longer endure this horrible injustice.
- It means that all of our resources will go to use immediately.

It means that as you read this 50 girls are waiting to be rescued. The only thing we are waiting for is a safe house to take them to. With your support, we can have it built by December.

Please visit to see the non-profit's previous building projects and to donate to this house. Simply type in "RESCUE 50" into the comment line.
(If you have already donated with the comment "rescue 40+" do not worry; your gift will still go to the correct building project)

Below is a flyer you can distribute to friends, neighbors, churches and anyone you think my be interested in praying and/or contributing monetarily. We are working on getting it attached as a PDF. In the meantime, if you want one, simply comment letting us know where to send it.

Thank you so much for you support and prayers.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Angel House

I graduated our oldest child, a precious daughter in 2006. It wasn't long after her being away at college that she started to share with me, terrible stories about human trafficking. Every time she would come home for a visit she would reveal new disturbing details about this terrible crime. She would bring me articles, send me websites, and documentaries. I began to have a heightened awareness of this form of human slavery. A subtle gnawing in my gut seemed to always be with me. 

Of course, I went about my daily life. I have two boys still at home and we homeschool, our oldest son plays basketball, our little one is in karate, my husband has a financial services business, so life is always pretty busy, but the gnawing was always there. I would have times of obsession and then get caught up in my life again. I slowly began to seek out information on the subject. "There are some good organizations out there doing something", I would think to myself. It helped me to feel better about doing little more than pray. Don't get me wrong, I believe in the power of prayer!  I just wanted to do more, but didn't really know where to place all the angst. 

Then this past Friday (9/23/11) I was invited to a friends for dinner where I met a man named Dominic. He is a young missionary. We began to talk about how his organization has opened 10 orphanages in India and how he is expanding his vision into rescuing girls who have been forced into what is kindly called "human trafficking." It is a wretched form of slavery perpetrated through forced prostitution and abuse. He shared that, at this very moment, at least 40 girls are waiting to be rescued.  He and his team have developed trust with these trafficked girls and have promised them a coming escape to a safe place. 

The only thing standing in the way of their rescue is a home to take them to. The only thing needed to get the building project underway is money. Even as I write that, it makes me sick to think that the lack of something so insignificant in the big picture, could be keeping something so very, very significant from these girls. These 40 girls have, no freedom, no rights, and no means of escape. (I say girl, because they range in age from 10-to their early 20's).  It does not have to stay that way. Dominic has the property already secured. The home will cost $40,000 to build and he can get it done by December 2011, if he could raise the money. I want to raise that money. I and the women working with me on this project began looking at our own budgets. It turns out we spend a lot on the little things; we could at least give a "latte" to this... I'm hoping there are some out there in the same place I've been. Maybe your heart is aching to do something, but you're not sure where to go.  Please consider joining us.

We're asking for anyone led to help to forgo one latte (or any other form of extravagance) per week and donate that money instead to this "Give A Latte" fundraiser to help these vulnerable and precious girls find safety and a second chance. Just one latte a week until the home is complete, or roughly $4 a week for 10 weeks (or  just $1 per rescued girl) can make a significant impact in at least 40 lives. If only 1,000 people forgo one $4 luxury per week, these young girls could have a home before Christmas! Will you join us?

You can sponsor one rescued girl for a donation of $1,000, give up one latte ($4) total, or anything in between. Every dollar brings us closer to providing a safe, clean home and rehabilitation center for these victims. Please contribute at the level you are able.

Please consider taking the "Give A Latte" challenge to offer these girls new hope.
In His grip,
Donna Joiner

Please make all checks payable to "Angel House" and send them to: 
5715 Arabian Drive
Alta Loma, CA 91701
You can donate online here
Simply type in or copy and paste "RESCUE 40+" into the comment section to indicate which Angel House project you are contributing to. 

You can learn more about this Angel House project here.*

Thank you very much for partnering with us to bring new hope to these 40 girls.
God bless you.

* At the time of filming this video, 25 girls had been identified. Today, over 40 girls have been identified and are waiting to be rescued.
Luke 4:18