The discussion surrounding the forming of the Restavec Freedom Alliance occurred in August 2010. During a mission visit working with BEM, Pastor Jean Beaucejour spoke with Ellen, sharing with her the plight of the Restavec children and his vision. During deep discussions with her family upon returning to the states, Pastor Lubin in the US, and within her own soul, Ellen found that this was exactly what should be done and how she could best aid in helping. Working together with both Pastor Jean and Lubin, and others that spiritually supported her, the alliance became a reality and start-up money was given by the most generous of women. Fundraising officially began, and Pastor Jean set up a network within his communities to find which Restavec children he could free from their circumstances. The first area to house these children was determined, and the first parents were named. The first house was successfully opened in December of 2010 with our first group of children. We then opened our second home in December of 2012. Currently we have a waiting list of many, many children.