In Acts 3 of the Bible, Apostles Peter and John were making their way into the temple when they were greeted by a man begging at the gate called Beautiful. He was lame and had been since birth, and he was asking those who entered the temple for any money they could spare.
“Then Peter said, “Silver or gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk. Taking him by the right hand, he helped him up, and instantly the man’s feet and ankles became strong. He jumped to his feet and began to walk. “
At Gate Beautiful, we believe that while survivors of human trafficking, prostitution, and addiction have emergency physical needs that have to be met, there is a much deeper healing available to them. Our desire is to walk with survivors to safety, support them in recovery, and point them to Hope. We believe Hope is a person.
The man at the gate called Beautiful begged there for what scholars believe to be about forty years. Every day looked the same. Every day he left with hopefully the money he needed to have his physical needs met, but nothing deeper. The world offers money, self-help, and false purpose. What Peter and John offered this man is exactly what we are inspired to offer to each survivor we serve. The solutions of this world do not satisfy, but the deep healing of Jesus is why Gate Beautiful exists.
What does our name mean?
Bondage comes in many forms, but true freedom comes in One.
Our mission at Gate Beautiful is to offer a clear path to freedom to men, women, and children caught in the snare of Human Trafficking, prostitution, or addiction by providing crisis response, case management, and individualized restoration planning.
Freedom for All
Our mission is not limited to victims of Human Trafficking, but to those on all sides of the Human Trafficking problem. We believe in restoration for victims, buyers, and traffickers alike, because we believe in freedom for all.
The majority of those we serve are coming straight from crisis situations. Our focus is to assist them in removing any obstacles that could block their path to long-term, sustainable healing. That often means safe-housing, drug-detox and rehab, or providing emergency medical care for urgent needs. We cannot walk the road to healing for them, but we can help clear major hindrances out of their way.