Sara Mathews is only a senior in high school, but already she has seen human trafficking with her own eyes. Her parents took her to a brothel in Mumbai, India during a mission trip a few years ago. There she made friends with some of the workers--who happened to be her same age at the time. Since then, those images have not left her heart or mind. She decided to hold a symposium called People, Not Products to educate others about human trafficking in her hometown. To find out more, visit www.peoplenotproducts.org.
Domestic abuse is alive and well. Unfortunately, the church is not always a safe haven for those seeking protection from the pain. Many pastors need more information on recognizing patterns and understanding how to help those who are struggling. Lawyer and domestic violence specialist Charlene Quint wrote a handbook to explain patterns, give hope, and help you strategize for the future. This resource could be just the thing your church or counseling ministry needs. Its called, Overcoming the Narcissist, Sociopath, Psychopath, and Other Domestic Abusers, The Comprehensive Handbook
Charlene D. Quint, JD, CDVP is a family law attorney in the Chicago area who focuses her practice on helping women overcome domestic abuse. She wrote Overcoming the Narcissist, Sociopath, Psychopath, and Other Domestic Abusers to help victims of domestic abuse become the fearless victors that God designed them to be. She is the founder of AbuseCare.org, a nondenominational faith-based organization designed to provide hope and healing to women in their journey from victim to victorious and to educate and equip churches in caring for victims of domestic abuse. Quint is co-chair of the Partnership for a Safer Lake County, a network of organizations combating all forms of abuse. She is a Certified Domestic Violence Professional, an advocate for victims of abuse, a facilitator of multiple support groups, and a domestic abuse survivor. She speaks publicly to raise awareness of domestic abuse and provides training for churches on how to address abuse in the church. Read more at http://www.abusecare.org/?fbclid=IwAR2kQf8A9b0ARYHip_kOHAUxio1rhMYl0B73LzCWnw7JtHkM5UystgOhOng
Racial reconciliation is not always easy, yet it's something Scott Pollard believes we are called to do as believers. As a member of Kingdom Partners, a group that invites pastors into friendships with one another, he began to learn about life from different perspectives, even inviting his newfound pastor friends to preach to his congregation at Journey Church. Some of what they said did not always go over well with everyone. Yet pastor Pollard still sees fruit from the efforts. Reconciliation is not always fun, but it is a great and rewarding thing to do. Find out more about Kingdom Partners HERE
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