for Our Sisters - with Our Sisters
among Our Sisters - by Our Sisters
Contact us any time:
Vince Schumacher (616) 448 8810
OUR SISTERS, PO Box 68663
Grand Rapids, MI 49516-8663
Yes, we can do better! We know that our project, though difficult and time-consuming, is not impossible.
Our inspiration and model is Magdalene and Thistle Farms in Nashville, Tennessee, founded by Rev. Becca Stevens.
See ww.thistlefarms.org and www.beccastevens.org.
Four remarkable features make Magdalene a worthy example to emulate:
We can do this!
Twin brothers convicted of brutal beating of a prostitute.
As originally reported in The Grand Rapids Press in May, 2014, two young men chose to savage the woman rather than pay her. Michael Versluys pled "no contest" on 29 September 2015 in Kent County Circuit Court to assault with intent to do great bodily harm, armed robbery, and second degree criminal sexual conduct. His brother, Peter Versluys, was convicted on a plea and sentenced in July 2014. The woman (unnamed in the article) required extensive surgery to repair her face.
The article reports that she was 33 years old at the time of the incident.
Ask yourself: Is that any kind of life for an adult woman?
In 2002, the Prostitution Round Table in Grand Rapids, funded by the Nokomis Foundation, published its Final Report.
It made recommendations for a systematic, intensive and extensive long-term effort dedicated to relieve the
distress of prostituted women.
Now, fifteen years later,
are yet to be implemented.
The report was titled, "We Can Do Better."
Click hereto read the full report.