My name is Rachel Nelson and I am running to support Amirah, an incredible organization dedicated to helping trafficked women recover and thrive. I believe God has made both male and female equally in His image, and if we desire to be like Jesus we need to do what he did: treat everyone equally. After spending nine months researching and writing my senior thesis on Christian Feminism, I am now running for Amirah to live out my calling to loving like Jesus does. I would love your support in showing women in the Amirah program that they are loved and deserve equal oppurtunity to heal and grow as women of God. This fundraiser fits perfectly with what is going on in the world today: all women, of all color, deserve a second chance; deserve healing.
I will run 3 miles each day of this challenge, from July 12-18, to raise money and honor the women of Amirah.
Please contact me if you would like to learn more about Amirah, Christian Feminism, or how you can join in this cause! Any donations will help! 100% of proceeds go directly to Amirah.
@rachelcnelson - firstname.lastname@example.org
"At Amirah, we have found that the women we work with have a very common story: they were vulnerable. Maybe she was sexually molested or assaulted at a young age by someone she was supposed to be trusting. Maybe she got caught up in the life of drugs and her addiction made her vulnerable. Maybe she experienced a significant loss and began looking for something to fill the void.Whatever it was, she became vulnerable and someone took advantage. Along came a guy who said he loved her and could give her a better life. He promised her the world, but that came with a cost.
"The name Amirah comes from the Arabic and Persian meaning 'daughter of the king/princess' and 'female leader.' It conveys a sense of strength, value, and nobility. As our name implies and based on our faith, we believe each human life is sacred, created in God’s image, and therefore, worthy of love, mercy and justice. It is our goal that each woman served at Amirah will be restored and empowered with a sense of her inherent value and God-given strengths."