Who doesn't love a good freedom story? Whether it's a handful of African Americans crossing the Mason Dixon line, the whole nation of Israel trekking through the sea on dry land, or a single person set free from sin by the grace of God, deliverance from bondage is a beautiful thing.
According to information from the International Justice Mission (www.ijm.org), there are currently 27 million men, women, and children in slavery worldwide. This brings me to my point: I read that November 14-15 has been designated as a "weekend to end slavery." They are asking Americans to get involved by screening a short video about modern-day slavery, holding home gatherings to promote awareness, and raising the issue with our elected officials. I will not be participating here in China, but I thought some of you Stateside friends might be interested.
Here's the link: http://www.attheendofslavery.com/