There are some really exciting opportunities lining up in Birmingham and we’d love to have you join us! Below are a few ways to both engage locally with other Alabama partners and work together to meaningfully impact the lives of children and women in warzones!

First, I’d love to introduce you to our newest board member from Birmingham: Marilyn Dixon!

Marilyn, and her husband Jim, began their journey supporting the fight against human trafficking in 2004 when they came alongside our anti-trafficking network with a heart for rescuing children from the bondages of oppression. In 2022, Marilyn deepened her commitment by embracing a leadership role and joined LUV’s Board of Directors!

 

“I am so enthused by the model of Lift Up the Vulnerable, our focus not only on the children needing shelter, food and education but also on the health of the broader community.

One can imagine real change on a macro level in the decades to come thanks to the work LUV is doing in Sudan and South Sudan.

I am excited to be a part of this change!”

 

 

 

Launching this Fall: LUV BHAM GIVING CIRCLE

Marilyn is leading an exciting new initiative called the LUV Birmingham Giving Circle (LUV BHAM) to launch this Fall and provide another opportunity to invest in community transformation. LUV BHAM is made up of women and men in the Birmingham area who desire to prevent human trafficking in the hardest to reach places and want to invest with impact by collaborating together through their generosity and prayers.

By investing together locally, LUV BHAM will contribute to a greater global impact in the lives of the children and women we protect from human trafficking in Sudan and South Sudan. Learn more about signing up as a charter member of LUV’s first giving circle!

 

HEAR LUV LIVE:

More and more churches are opening their doors to learn about how God is transforming lives through LUV’s anti-trafficking network. It would be great to connect with you at one of these events or work with you to schedule one at your church:

 

1. August 21 at St Stephens:I’ll be leading a special Outreach Sunday Forum, “So That We Might Comfort: Reflections on Agape from 2 Corinthians 1,”starting at 10:15am in the Parish Hall, 3775 Crosshaven Dr. (Vestavia)

 

2. September 20 at Christ Church: The United Methodist Women’s Joy Circle will be hosting a conversation on “Sharing God’s Heart for Orphans and Widows in Distress” at 10am, 5091 Caldwell Mill Rd. (Hoover, near Spain Park)

 

3. October 25 at Independent Presbyterian Church: Join me for a LUV Lunch & Learn at 11:30 am – 1:00 pm in the Great Hall, 3100 Highland Avenue S. (Birmingham) Registration for lunch is required. Contact me for more details!

 

With the help of compassionate individuals (like you!) and congregations around Alabama (and the globe), we can offer protection, education, and economic development, which empower children and women to become agents of change in their own lives and heal their nations from within. Reach out to schedule a meeting with our team about ways to engage your church and host a local speaker.

 

It would be an honor to meet you and have you participate in one or more of these exciting new opportunities!