yellow pages news jobs local specials coupons hotels events calendar movie times RSS News Feeds
Rocklin and Roseville Today
   |   Current Temp: 56.0 F (13.3 C)
 

Rocklin Ballet Group performance to raise funds for non-profit





 ROCKLIN, Calif. - A unique performance by Ballet Rejoice will be Tuesday, May 24, at William Jessup University in Rocklin and will raise funds for local nonprofit Agape International Missions.
 
Agape, based in Placer County, has helped rescue and care for more than 200 girls victimized by sex slavery in Cambodia. The organization is led by Don and Bridget Brewster, who have returned to Placer County after spending the last six years building restoration centers in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, and a community center to protect girls in Svay Pak, Cambodia, known internationally as a major hub for child sex trafficking.
 
The performance, titled "The Gates of Splendor," is a three-part ballet danced by members of the Conservatory of Dance in Rocklin. One act is a special dedication to the Brewsters and the girls who have been rescued.
 
"This ballet is so powerful because these talented dancers are able to convey through dance the pain these victims experienced," said Don Brewster. "They also dance in a way to symbolize the journey of recovery, so this performance should be incredibly moving."
 
In 2005, the Brewsters sold their Lincoln home and moved to Cambodia, where they began working with Agape International Missions. Over the course of six years, the couple spearheaded the effort to open and operate Agape Restoration Center, Rahab's House, the Lord's Gym and a community church. An accredited elementary school that teaches a Cambodian-approved curriculum recently opened in January 2011. These facilities offer children and their families free meals, medical care, spiritual guidance, housing, cognitive therapy and career training options.
 
"The Gates of Splendor" will be at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 24, at William Jessup University, 333 Sunset Blvd., in Rocklin. Tickets are $20 per person.
 
To purchase tickets, please visit www.agapewebsite.org and click on "Events." Tickets will also be available at the door. For more information, call (916) 784-2800. Questions or comments concering the Ballet Rejoice please contact Sarah Branaman, 530.301.2383.
 
About Agape International Missions
In response to the problem of human trafficking, Agape International Missions in 2005 began to focus its efforts on ending this travesty in Cambodia by providing transformational aftercare for victims rescued from sex trafficking and increasing prevention efforts through a network of village churches. Agape opened Agape Restoration Center in August of 2006, providing holistic long-term aftercare for rescued girls, and in September 2007, opened a community center, Rahab's House, in a former brothel in the heart of a village where sex slavery is the norm for every girl by the age of 10. For more information, please visit www.AgapeWebsite.org.





more news Print This Article


Placer County News Headlines

Big DoG Countdown: KidsFirstBig DoG Countdown: Learn about how KidsFirst impacts your community.

End of Life Planning: A Difficult Subject for ManyIt is often difficult to imagine your end of life care-or end of life care for a loved one-in the event you or your loved one becomes incapable of making health care decisions.

STEM Collaborative Teaches Critical ThinkingAt the final session of the Sierra College STEM Collaborative ACTivATE nine-month professional development program on teaching applied critical thinking, Sierra College and high school instructors reported

Northern California National Day of Prayer BreakfastThis year's keynote speaker is atheist-turned-Christian Lee Strobel, the former award-winning legal editor of The Chicago Tribune. He is a New York Times best-selling author of more than twenty books

Irrigation Workshop Helps Landowners and AG ProducersAUBURN, Calif. - More than 25 ag producers and landowners from Placer County participated in an irrigation workshop recently hosted by the Placer Resource Conservation District (RCD).

Justice Center in Roseville Refinancing Boosts County RatingPlacer County earned a significant savings and a higher credit rating recently when it refinanced municipal bonds originally issued to help finance construction of buildings in North Auburn and Roseville

Big DoG Countdown: Placer Food BankBig DoG Countdown: Learn about how Placer Food Bank impacts your community.

Featured Rocklin Student: Sierra GarridoRocklin, CA - Sierra Garrido, a member of Rocklin High's Class of 2015 Honor Guard, balances her vigorous academic schedule, time with the dance team, and volunteer projects. Sierra is

Seeking Grants for Ophir Gardens Vulnerable Water SupplyDrought Watch: Directors of the Placer County Water Agency on Thursday (Apr. 10) agreed to apply for two emergency funding grants, each up to $500,000, to improve water supplies for a small community

Free Soccer Camp in Roseville for Kids Ages 8- 13The Roseville Police Activities League and Folsom Police Activities League will be hosting a free two-day soccer camp on April 15- 16, 2014.

$45,000 Raised for Child Abuse PreventionIt was a "Blue Tie Affair" on a recent Thursday in Roseville, as more than 200 people gathered for KidsFirst's 16th annual luncheon, celebrating their 25th commemorative anniversary and kick-off their community-wide campaign to end child abuse

Big DoG Countdown: WarmLine Family Resource CenterBig DOG Countdown: Learn about how WarmLine Family Resource Center impacts your community.




more news