Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth. 1 John 3:18 NIV
Recently, I attended the Passion Conference in Houston, Texas with 20,000, 18 to 25 year-old's as a leader for our college group.The conference burst with energy, bright flashing lights, and loud powerful music. In addition, the nationally known speakers imparted such wisdom and insight about Jesus that I felt like a sponge soaking up all their words. It was awesome!
During one of the sessions, the speaker began to share about human slavery in the world. It is estimated there are 20-36 million people trapped in slavery where they are forced to work without pay, unable to walk away, subject to violence or threat of violence. They are literally under the control of another person with no way out. How is this possible? People in every country are enslaved!
So, how can I help to end it? First, I am able to give financially. I was provided with the web address www.enditmovement.com which details how I can give to a coalition of 16 partners who work to end slavery. Secondly, I am able to pray. James 5:16 says, "The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective." With prayer slavery can end. Finally, I can support the "end it movement" by shining a light on slavery to those whom I connect with on a daily basis. On February 25th I will draw a red X on my hand, take a selfie, and post it on social media using #enditmovement for all my friends to view and question.
So . . . will you join me in ending slavery?
Hands Up! Let’s look at the red X and chat.
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Visit the enditmovement.com website to determine how you can be involved in stopping human slavery.
Dear Father, It is so hard to imagine so many people are enslaved throughout our world. Help me to be sensitive to their plight. Help me to support and pray for them. I desire all slavery to end. I want every man, woman, boy or girl to be free. Not only free from other men but, also, free in you. Amen.
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