In anticipation of the upcoming International Day of the Girl, founder of She is Safe, Michele Rickett, gives vital information on the reasons behind the booming international sex trade. Poverty and a low value of girls help perpetuate the industry, but the love of Christ, education, awareness, advocacy, and safe houses can transform lives. Learn more about what you can do to reduce trafficking by visiting sheissafe.org and liking She is Safe on Facebook.
Michele Rickett | Founder & CEO, She Is Safe
Michele Rickett is a founding board member of She Is Safe. Her career in nonprofit work began with a missionary assignment to Kenya with Partners International in the 1980s, and has spanned over 30 years. Her life calling is to exalt Christ by intervening in His Name for the least-reached, abused and enslaved women and girls.
In 2002, she and a group of other board members launched She Is Safe to free and equip women and girls to build new lives in the highest-risk communities across the globe. Michele's teaching, writing and leadership have raised awareness of "the Goliath of our day: violence against girls and women," and created pathways for people to effectively engage on that issue with their time, talents, network and finances long before "human trafficking" was recognized.
Her work of building an organization that reaches life transforming goals in partnerships with local women leaders across the globe assembled a highly effective team and forged effective strategies to equip oppressed women and girls to break the cycles of abuse and slavery as they learn about and live for Christ.
Michele and her husband, Daniel, live in Woodstock, GA. and are active members of Roswell Community Church. They enjoy living near their 2 adult daughters, son-in-law and grandchildren.
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Two pastors took a look at the division happening in the nation and decided they would start with their own churches to create change. Throughout October, they are hosting Zoom discussions surrounding race, culture, and togetherness. Its called, "Loving the Neighbor Who Doesn't Look Like You" and you can join the discussion every Tuesday in October from 6:30-8:00pm. Click here to sign up: https://lifepointa.tithelysetup2.com/events/loving-the-neighbor-who-doesnt-look-like-you/2020-10-1
E. Lamar Young is the pastor of LifePoint, A Transformational Church. where he has served as senior pastor since March 20, 2019.He became a Christian at the age of twelve (12), and received his calling to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ at the age of sixteen (16). After graduating from high school, Pastor Young became a United States Marine serving as an Artillery Weapons Specialist and Sharp-Shooter the first two (2) years of military service, and completed his last two (2) years of active duty service as an Assistant to the Office of the Chaplaincy. After being honorably discharged from military service, Pastor Young returned home, enrolled at Unity Theological Seminary where he completed academic studies in Educational Ministries which was followed by receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree in Biblical Counseling & Psychology and Master of Arts degree in Christian Counseling & Psychology from the Christian Bible College & Seminary.
Todd Nettleton of Voice of the Martyrs joined Mornings with Tabi to discuss ways the free church can pray for those living in areas of the world where persecution is often the norm...
Todd shared the good and bad news in Eritrea.
He reminded listeners about The International Day of Prayer for Persecuted Christians (IDOP) in November. Ironically, this is a year where many are praying for the USA…especially regarding our November elections. Our hope is that every church will also take some time to pray for our persecuted family as well.
Also, a new edition of JESUS FREAKS, the book by dc Talk and VOM, will be released later this month. Its an update of the 1999 CLASSIC book that inspired an entire generation, now with new, recent stories added in. (Release date is Oct. 27.)
For more information on all these topics, visit www.persecution.com.
Focus on the Family's Vice President of Parenting and Youth, Daniel Huerta, explains best practices in helping your children navigate the elections in 2020.
Daniel Huerta oversees Focus’ initiatives that equip mothers and fathers with biblical principles and counsel for raising healthy, resilient children.
A bilingual, licensed clinical social worker, Huerta addresses issues related to parenting such as communication, conflict resolution, spiritual growth, discipline, stress, anxiety, depression, media discernment and healthy sexuality.
He has been interviewed by media outlets including Fox News, Fatherly, Christianity Today, WORLD Magazine, The Christian Post and CBN, and he regularly speaks on Christian radio stations across the United States. He’s also written for publications including The Washington Post on topics related to marriage and parenting.
Huerta earned a master’s degree in social work from the University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. He’s currently working on his doctorate in psychology at California Southern University.
He has maintained a private practice in Colorado Springs since 2003 and served as a board member on the El Paso County Mental Health Association for almost four years.
He and his wife, Heather, have been married since 1997 and have two children, Alex and Lexi.
Learn about the pros and cons of the following movies on this edition of Plugged In:
The War With Grandpa-Comedy
Happy Halloween, Scooby-Doo! -Family
For more information on current movies, visit Focus on the Family's www.pluggedin.com.
Child Evangelism Fellowship is a world-wide ministry that teaches children about the Bible and introduces them to Jesus through school-based Good News Clubs and Summer 5 Day Clubs. CEF Chattanooga director, Patti Harris, shared that during the pandemic, these awesome, life-changing clubs are now available online. Register your child at cefchattanooga.org/register.
Mornings with Tom and Tabi helps start your day with spiritual encouragement, fresh conversation on current topics, and Christ-centered music. Join Tom McElligott and Tabi Upton for traffic updates, weather, community events, interviews, and features, as well as opportunities to join the conversation!