Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Gathering

September 17th, 2011: "Just Cause" Houston Anti-Human Trafficking Event

 A few months ago my best friend Mariam and I were in Houston for an Anti-Human Trafficking Event with Free the Captives.  In 9 days we will once again be making the trek down to attend this newest "Just Cause" event put on by Kingsland Baptist Church.  Mariam will be speaking to around 600 people at their second annual 5k event and also to Pastors in the area and some other groups.

I am just in awe of what God is doing.  How he has taken what was meant to hurt and through that is making others aware of the reality that is human trafficking today.  He is equipping people to recognize and make a difference, he is awakening a generation.

Please pray for safety, for open hearts and minds, and for those who are still held in bondage by human trafficking.  Pray that they see the Lord standing with them. Pray that when Mariam speaks it would not be her own words or to glorify herself, but that everything she says points to the ultimate creator the one who is above all else the Lord Jesus Christ, my savior, my God.

News: Mariam has a new blog! SPEAKING FOR THE SILENT(subject to change) Head over and check it out, her words are profound and speak wisdom beyond her years.

Prayer Requests:
1. Continue to pray for Gordon G., he has returned to Thailand and has been traveling a lot. Pray for strength and endurance and continued passion for his mission.
2. Please pray for the Houston Anti-Human Trafficking Event. This is huge. Many people will be informed and many lives could be saved.

I leave you with this:

[John 21]
Jesus and the Miraculous Catch of Fish 1 Afterward Jesus appeared again to his disciples, by the Sea of Galilee.[a] It happened this way: 2 Simon Peter, Thomas (also known as Didymus[b]), Nathanael from Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two other disciples were together. 3 “I’m going out to fish,” Simon Peter told them, and they said, “We’ll go with you.” So they went out and got into the boat, but that night they caught nothing. 4 Early in the morning, Jesus stood on the shore, but the disciples did not realize that it was Jesus. 5 He called out to them, “Friends, haven’t you any fish?”   “No,” they answered. 6 He said, “Throw your net on the right side of the boat and you will find some.” When they did, they were unable to haul the net in because of the large number of fish. 7 Then the disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, “It is the Lord!” As soon as Simon Peter heard him say, “It is the Lord,” he wrapped his outer garment around him (for he had taken it off) and jumped into the water. 8The other disciples followed in the boat, towing the net full of fish, for they were not far from shore, about a hundred yards.[c] 9 When they landed, they saw a fire of burning coals there with fish on it, and some bread. 10 Jesus said to them, “Bring some of the fish you have just caught.” 11 So Simon Peter climbed back into the boat and dragged the net ashore. It was full of large fish, 153, but even with so many the net was not torn. 12Jesus said to them, “Come and have breakfast.” None of the disciples dared ask him, “Who are you?” They knew it was the Lord. 13 Jesus came, took the bread and gave it to them, and did the same with the fish. 14 This was now the third time Jesus appeared to his disciples after he was raised from the dead.Jesus Reinstates Peter 15 When they had finished eating, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?”   “Yes, Lord,” he said, “you know that I love you.”   Jesus said, “Feed my lambs.” 16 Again Jesus said, “Simon son of John, do you love me?”   He answered, “Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.”   Jesus said, “Take care of my sheep.” 17 The third time he said to him, “Simon son of John, do you love me?”   Peter was hurt because Jesus asked him the third time, “Do you love me?” He said, “Lord, you know all things; you know that I love you.”   Jesus said, “Feed my sheep. 18 Very truly I tell you, when you were younger you dressed yourself and went where you wanted; but when you are old you will stretch out your hands, and someone else will dress you and lead you where you do not want to go.” 19 Jesus said this to indicate the kind of death by which Peter would glorify God. Then he said to him, “Follow me!” 20 Peter turned and saw that the disciple whom Jesus loved was following them. (This was the one who had leaned back against Jesus at the supper and had said, “Lord, who is going to betray you?”) 21 When Peter saw him, he asked, “Lord, what about him?” 22 Jesus answered, “If I want him to remain alive until I return, what is that to you? You must follow me.” 23Because of this, the rumor spread among the believers that this disciple would not die. But Jesus did not say that he would not die; he only said, “If I want him to remain alive until I return, what is that to you?” 24 This is the disciple who testifies to these things and who wrote them down. We know that his testimony is true. 25 Jesus did many other things as well. If every one of them were written down, I suppose that even the whole world would not have room for the books that would be written.



Wow.

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