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What is the film about?


The “When the Saints” film is a thought-provoking and powerful tool to help open minds to the understanding that this is not just someone else’s problem. Often, unknowingly, we are a part of it. Things can change and change begins within each of us. 

The film documents the story of one man’s mission to end sexual exploitation in the heart of Malawi, Africa and his journey to discover that it begins in his own heart. The 
beautiful, honest, vulnerable, and wildly compelling story challenges us all to explore the unplumbed depths of our hearts.


The documentary calls us to care about justice for girls who are trafficked in rural Africa and at the same time asks us to examine the ways we either dignify or exploit our brothers and sisters that we know or have yet to meet.


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 "When the Saints"

Film Screening & Fundraiser
hosted by
 The Oakville Elks

What is the fundraiser event about?


The “When the Saints” is a non-profit organization on a mission to save the lives of women and children by changing the hearts of mankind. The organization is bringing awareness and creating change with its documentary film screening that has become a progressive movement in over thirty-two states in the US.

Brenda Schuitema attended a film screening and was so moved by what she learned that she felt a call to action and wanted to share the experience with others. So, Brenda is now hosting a film screening and fundraiser event via her affiliation with the Oakville Elks.


100% of the proceeds from the event will go to support “When the Saints” mission to help inform, educate and bring an end to the sex slave trade of human trafficking.


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Event Information




Saturday, November 1st , 2014


5:00 to 9:00 pm (the lodge is open until 1 am)


Oakville Elks Lodge

2726 Oakville Elks Lane
St. Louis, MO 63129




Event Program

  • Dinner

  • Cash Bar

  • Film Viewing

  • Guest Speaker

  • Silent Auction

  • 50/50 Raffle




Email Form

To purchase tickets and/or if you have any questions regarding the event, please contact Brenda Schuitema via the e-mail form. 

Or, call (314) 494-1778

Keynote Speaker

The keynote speaker for the eveing is David Peterka, founder of “When the Saints".  When the Saints is a non-profit organization whose heart is set on defending, rescuing and maintaining the rights of the weak, poor and oppressed.



Purchase Tickets

Price: $25 /person 

Advanced ticket purchase required 

Deadline: October 31st  

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The Many Faces of Change
The Many Faces of Change
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David Peterka is Changing Lives
David Peterka is Changing Lives
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The Hearts of Gratitude
The Hearts of Gratitude
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