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Waging War on Domestic Violence

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Raised by 4 people in 27 months
Hi, my name is Zenice and I am a 48 year old survivor, mother, grandmother and disciple of Jesus Christ. I've started a domestic violence ministry to help those who are living with the effects of abuse. My life has not been easy, it has been a series of one type of abuse after another but about eight years ago I began a journey with Jesus that has transformed my life.

On January 11, 2009 Jesus healed me and the healing was instantaneous but I had to learn how to walk out my healing. I had to learn how to live a life that didn’t include pain, fear, depression and suicidal thoughts. This journey has taken me seven years but today I am an on fire disciple of Jesus dedicated to seeing women set free from bondages of the effects of abuse.

There are so many types of abuse: child abuse, physical, emotional, mental, financial and sexual abuse, elder abuse, human trafficking and bullying. This is out of control. The church is silent on most of these things although human trafficking is growing in awareness.

I know that God has called me to help those who are broken and abused. My role is to walk alongside and point them to Jesus who is the Healer. My passions are Jesus, prayer, revival, awakening and helping women.

I have a dream of seeing women who have survived abusive situations to rise up and share their stories and come alongside the women who are in abusive relationships now or trying to get out. I believe that Jesus heals us from all of the effects that abuse can leave as long lasting scars on our lives whether it be depression, PTSD, suicidal thoughts, anxiety or isolation and fear. Jesus alone is our healer. 

I am at the beginning stages of starting a ministry in my region that is what I believe to be different than what is available now but I NEED YOUR HELP!

I have a team that is standing ready to begin doing the hard work of the ministry in helping individuals affected by domestic violence.  Unfortunately the only thing holding us back right now is funding. There are start up costs that are critical to getting established as a non-profit organization with 501C3 status from the IRS.  We are beginning fundraising efforts using this platform to quickly allow you to come alongside us in this important endeavor. 

There are individuals in need right now! We are limited in our ability to help them until we raise funds. Your finances will help them to find safety, hope and healing. Please prayerfully consider how the Lord would have you to give to this ministry. At this time your donation is not tax-deductible until we are given 501C3 status. 

There are training expenses for our workers to be certified as domestic violence advocates. We will offer a different kind of support group where there will be Biblical teaching and prayer along with support and practical resources. We are working on providing educational services and awareness to the youth in the community. There will be also one on one mentorship services available. 

We understand that financial hardship many times will keep a victim with their abuser and we want to provide assistance with emergency funds for relocation, transportation, food, shelter, car repair, security deposits, utility bills and other necessities. 

One in three women and one in seven men are victims of domestic violence worldwide. That is too many people in my opinion and I want to be able to help as many victims as the Lord will allow. Thank you for prayerfully considering partnering with us. 

You can also can send a check or money order to:

Beyond the Miry Clay Ministries
PO Box 1721
Woodstock IL 60098

Any questions please call 815-861-3811
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On this #GivingTuesday, would you consider donating any amount to to support our ministry? We are so close to being established as a non-profit organization with 501C3 status from the IRS. Yesterday I learned of two women who needed funding to get away from their abusers and was sad that we are not ready to be able to support them. Thankfully they were referred to places where they could be helped. Being able to help these women is a passion that grows daily within me and I know that once this ministry is fully up and running that we will be able to make a difference in our community and beyond. Would you help us move forward with our mission to help those affected by domestic violence become empowered through sound Biblical teaching, prayer and practical resources? There are so many individuals looking for help and waiting for resources. Help us help them today. May God bless you in your giving.

You may also support this ministry by purchasing a copy of The Art of Brave Living Book at

https://beyondthemiryclay.wordpress.com/the-art-of-brave-living-book/

Or you can donate through Paypal at

https://beyondthemiryclay.wordpress.com/donate/

Any amount is appreciated, no gift is too small. Thank you so much!
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Just received an unexpected offline donation of $20.00! Every donation received brings tears to my eyes because I know this will propel this ministry forward to help people bound by the grip of domestic violence.
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Tears fill my eyes as I see donations coming in because I know that these donations are going to make a difference. So many are in the grip of despair and we are ready to be a voice for the voiceless and an arrow pointing to freedom. Thank you to those who have given so far and thank you to those who will give. God bless you all!
This statistic is why I am passionate about helping individuals.
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Brandie Zwolinski
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May God bless this ministry.

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$165 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 4 people in 27 months
Created September 1, 2016
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