Freedom Sunday

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March 13th is Freedom Sunday. What’s that? I’m glad you asked. Well…

* Because there are more people enslaved today than at any other point in human history.

* Human Trafficking is the world’s 3rd largest criminal enterprise (after drugs & weapons). About a $32 billion dollar business.

* An estimated 600-800,000 children, women & men are trafficked across international borders annually.

We feel we need to do something to Stop it!

The biblical story is all about freedom. The story of the “Exodus” was about freeing the Israelites from Egypt. Jump into the NT &  you find Jesus teaching about it in the Temple (i.e.) “setting the captives free!” Become a modern day abolitionist. Every individual has a skill to contribute. Dare ask…what will I do?

* Great links:

http://www.notforsalecampaign.org/
http://www.generatehope.org/
http://thecnnfreedomproject.blogs.cnn.com/2011/03/04/modern-day-slavery-a-problem-that-cant-be-ignored/

this land is your land this land is thailand…

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<– my fav pic of diff statues in Thailand. Looks like me after Sushi.

I appreciate you praying for Greg G & Myself as we fly out on Sun eve to Thailand. I have the privilege of being “guest speaker” for Partners Relief & Development’s staff & families at a resort in Chiang Mai, Thailand. PTL no hiking this time!

Included below is our itinerary that we’d appreciate you praying through daily. Greg & I have had the privilege to travel to many places together in our world. He is truly my armor bearer. Drenching me in prayer, always an incredible asset to me as a right hand man, always used by God in the lives of those we get to minister to.

The theme of our conference is on “Gardening”. Which, the bible is full of great verses on this topic. Gal.6:9 NLT So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up.

Thailand is 15 hours ahead (or just add 3 hours to your time, & then shift am to pm) Dates are March 13-22.

13 – Leave Lax 9:30pm

14 – More Fly’n

15 – Arrive Chiang Mai in morning

16 – In Chiang Mai preparing for conference

17 – 1st day of conf. I give Intro in the evening

18 – 2nd day of conf. Teach 2 sessions

19 – 3rd day of conf. Teach 3 sessions

20 – 4th day of conf. Teach 1 session

21 – In Chiang Mai – free day

22 – Fly home. Arrive 7:20pm

Thanks for praying, Brian