We hosted our annual event called “Voices Unsilenced” on June 6. Various speakers came and shared their burden, and how the power of the gospel brings healing and redemption into the broken places of life. Jesus came to comfort the afflicted, proclaim the gospel of the Kingdom and make evil things die. Our speakers demonstrated this ministry of Jesus in living color!
- Kristy shared her story. She was trafficked and later rescued and saved from that horrible enslavement. She is the founder of Veronica’s Voice, an anti-human-trafficking organization aiming to dismantle the commercial sex industry. She shared the staggering reality that the average age of girls forced into prostitution in the U.S. is 13! 20% of men are “buyers” of these victimized girls.
- Travis spoke about how internet pornography overtook his life and family, and how God redeemed him and restored his marriage.
- Jon shared about following Jesus in the workplace. He challenged the students saying, “Until you fear God more than man, you won’t make great decisions.”
- Pastor Greg shared how racial division can be healed and what gives him hope.
All these stories came as the presenters thought about these questions: “What makes you weep, pray and pound the table? What gives you hope – how do you see God working? Why should university graduates engage in a great church and a collaborative, gospel city movement when they graduate?”
Voices Unsilenced provides vision and opportunity for students to immerse themselves into life-changing ministries in their city as they learn to share the gospel.
Thank you so much for your friendship, prayers and generosity!
Dave & Karen