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Cape Christian Fellowship promotes opening of ‘Not Today’

May 17, 2013
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

As part of its ongoing effort to confront child slavery in Haiti and to invest in the development of the Haitian people, Cape Christian Fellowship announces the opening of the movie "Not Today" at the Regal Bell Tower 20 at the Bell Tower Shops in Fort Myers.

"Not Today" follows the story of a young American who comes face to face with child slavery and is changed forever. In conjunction with the movie's release, the church is also welcoming "Restavek Freedom," a renowned organization in Haiti working to free children from child slavery.

Condemned as a modern form of slavery by the United Nations, Restavecs are children whose parents have either died or sent them to live with another family due to impoverished conditions. Restavec children are often promised a good home and education, but end up as domestic slaves who are not allowed to go to school and often endure great abuse.

"If you ask a child for her first, second and third choices of where to go and not one of those choices is to stay with the godparents, that should tell you something." said Restavek Freedom's director, Joan Conn.

Restavek Freedom works with hundreds of child slaves in Haiti by providing them with case workers, placing them in schools, and ensuring they receive proper medical care and nutrition. The organization will be present immediately following the 4:10 and 7:05 p.m. showings of "Not Today" Saturday evening at the Regal Bell Tower 20. Members of the community are encouraged to attend any of the movie's showings this weekend starting on Friday at 10:05 a.m. 12:55, 4:10, 7:05, and 10:00 p.m. Those wishing to hear from Restavek Freedom should attend the 4:10 or 7:05 p.m. showing on Saturday evening.

A church whose mission is "Helping families experience God's fullness," Cape Christian places a high priority on real needs both locally and globally. The result has been an outpouring of volunteering, giving, and new services in Cape Coral, as well as a strategic focus on needs in Haiti and around the world.

For additional information, visit Restavek Freedom - www.restavekfreedom.org/media/press-releases

 
 
 

 

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