If you thought being trapped by the blizzard was bad…


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Honestly, 30 inches of snow is enough.  More than enough.  And for many of us, it left us feeling trapped.  Some couldn’t open their doors.  Some couldn’t move their cars.  Some couldn’t walk down the block.  Held against our will by millions of tons of snow.

Thankfully, it’s melting.  And the hard-working crews are removing it.  And life is returning to normal.  But not for everyone.  There are those who are still trapped.  And they’re trapped in something far more dangerous than snow.

I’m talking about human trafficking.  I’m referring to people created in the image of God who are trapped like animals.  They can’t escape.  They can’t make their own decisions.  They can’t control their own future.  And while it would be nice to think that it doesn’t happen…or that it doesn’t happen here, that’s simply not the case.

So to help us all understand the scope and the proximity of this problem, and to help us know how we can make a difference in the lives of people trapped against their will, join us this Saturday at 6:00 pm.  It’s called, “Open Our Eyes: A Human Trafficopen our eyesking Awareness Event.”

And if you’re thinking, “Mark, that doesn’t sound super enjoyable,” remember what it was like to be trapped by the blizzard.  Now image that’s your entire life, and the snow never melts, and the plows never come and the darkness lasts forever.  Together, let’s be a community of Christ-followers who ignite HOPE in this dark corner of our community and our world!

“He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners…” –Jesus (Luke 4:18)

-Pastor Mark

P.S. If you’re struggling with your own lack of freedom in the area of personal finances, I urge you to sign up for our upcoming “Financial Peace University.”  I know from personal experience it’s a true game-changer.

P.P.S. Calling all dads with daughters!  Don’t miss the annual Father/Daughter Dance on Feb. 6th this year.  You’ll never regret building these memories together.  Register here.

Posted on January 29, 2016, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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