2017 Grant Awarded to Elijah Rising

Learn to do right; seek justice.  Defend the oppressed.  Take up the cause of the fatherless; plead the case of the widow.   Isaiah 1:17

On Wednesday, April 5, One Hundred Shares Houston was blessed to give $100,000 to Elijah Rising.  It was a beautiful event of fellowship and joy!  The grant's purpose is to aid Elijah Rising in completing the last projects at Kendleton Farms, their aftercare facility.  After these final steps, the doors of Kendleton Farms will open to those women who are brave enough to escape their life of slavery.  This is a major victory for the Glory of God and the city of Houston.

"Kendleton Farms is a journey of innovation which will result in a multifaceted social enterprise community on 84 acres in Kendleton, Texas. The facility will provide for at least 40 women and, eventually their children, who have survived sex trafficking or sexual exploitation. Here survivors will live, heal, work and re-enter society with work history, viable job skills, and start-up savings. Our property outside of Houston, Texas, once housed a small Christian college. It provides buildings ideal for housing survivors of the commercial sex industry in a serene, therapeutic environment. Kendleton Farms also will house for-profit business ventures to provide skill training, jobs, and the dignity of marketable work experience that have long been missing among existing aftercare programs."  -ER website 

Cat French honored all partners of 100 shares by titling us abolitionists... joining the brave others fighting the evil of sex trafficking.  Partners also got the opportunity to be a part of Kendleton Farms by writing messages of hope on rocks.  The rocks will surround an olive tree that is to be planted at the exact center point of Kendleton Farms.  

Learn more about ELIJAH RISING and KENDLETON FARMS

See more pictures from our 2017 LUNCHEON