How Can Student Ministry Respond to Slavery?

As I was reading today’s prayer page at the Operation World site, I am once again broken.  Operation World is a book/site/ministry that gives a different country to pray for each day.  Today, though, is for slavery.  This issue breaks my heart.  If you are not familiar with it, I encourage you to either go to the links I listed, and/or go to International Justice Mission to read about it.  This issue is one of the many that the church worldwide faces.

My question is, what can we do about it?  Especially student ministries?  How can we further organize students and families, educate them, and help them engage with this issue.  As a dad of two girls, this rips at my heart.

We are partnering with IJM to do an event this spring that is similar to a 30 Hour Famine, but focuses on this issue.  We’ve also used the Justice Mission curriculum, which is excellent.  What other ideas do you have, or have you seen?  How can we make a difference?

Please partner with me as we pray for this issue, and the issues tied to it.

 

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One thought on “How Can Student Ministry Respond to Slavery?

  1. I’ll be praying about and studying this horror with you. Man’s version of slavery is such a horrific corruption. Yet Paul called himself a “slave of Christ Jesus” (Romans 1:1, HCSB). I believe it very beneficial for Christians to battle man’s version and adopt God’s.

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