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Freedom Sunday 2013


Tomorrow is Freedom Sunday. Tomorrow is a day that we set aside to pray for those who are involved with the modern day slave trade: the slavers, the slaves and the abolitionists. Tomorrow churches around the world with donate time and money to the cause.

Tomorrow.

What about today? What can you do today to end modern day slavery? I can think of 5 steps that you can take today to help end modern day slavery:

  1. Realize that it exists. Slavery isn't just out there or back then, it is here and now in our backyards. I come from a farming community, and some of the migrant workers could very well be slaves that we never noticed. Slavery isn't invisible, we just don't see it for what it is.
  2. Learn about it. There are a myriad of books for sale or at your local library about modern day slavery. Not For Sale by David Batstone is a good starting point.
  3. Pray that God would raise up people. Prayer is an important part of the Christian walk for we are the royal priesthood of the Most High God (1 Peter 2:9). As a priesthood, the Church is called to intercede on behalf of the weak and the helpless.
  4. Tell others about the truth of this sin. We might know about modern day slavery, but not everyone knows. Tell your friends, family and church members about what is happening. Give them the information that they need to pray about bringing slavery to an end.
  5. Do something. Sometimes this is the hardest step: doing something. Doing something might be doing step one through four. Doing something might be the conscious effort of not purchasing coffee or chocolate from businesses that support the slave trade. It might include signing up with International Justice Mission or organizing a 5K to raise money to support the Polaris Project. It might mean writing your government leaders asking them to support bills that prevent slavery. Use your gifts whether music, writing, drama, art, or business to further the cause. Do something.
Today is the day that matters for it is in our todays that created our yesterdays and improve our tomorrows. Now you know more about modern day slavery - what are you going to do about it?

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