Today was a great day, as the Father shared His heart about what He is doing in Cambodia, around the world, and in our hearts.
Nicole and I were blessed to be able to share about the trip, and we want to say thanks to everyone who supported us, came to listen and see pictures, and pray. We loved sharing our hearts with you! We pray, now, that as you are processing, the Lord encourages you to press into Him more and more, not in order that you can do anything, but in order that He can do something in and through you. Press into Him, abide in Him, be with Him, in order that fruit can grow out of you. Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me. – John 15:4
As promised, I wanted to post this blog, in order that you can have a list of specific PRACTICAL APPLICATION SUGGESTIONS. The first application is FOR EVERYONE. The NECESSARY application is to WORSHIP GOD. When God first impressed this issue of injustice upon my heart, I was deeply burdened, and I felt spiritually and emotionally heavy. The key to changing this is to worship. Worship is done in different ways for different people. Some people worship best with music, some worship best in the woods, some people worship by reading books, by getting into the Word, by praying out loud, dancing, drumming, running, baking, ect. However you worship, get your worship on! Worship is the key to heaviness! Worship away that heaviness!!!
Before, after, and during worship, you can use these other ideas as suggestions. I want you to be given specific ideas of how you can help end human trafficking, in order that you know and are reassured that the issue DOES have practical application points. These are just SOME ideas! The list is endless!
PRACTICAL APPLICATION IDEAS
1. Start or join a prayer group. (Many listed organizations send out prayer requests via e-mail.)
Find specific prayer topics from these organizations:
A. Cry for Justice Prayer Topics – see our weekly prayer topics and updates here!
B. International Justice Mission Prayer Topics – Sign up here to become a prayer partner!
C. Hagar International Prayer Topics – Sign up to receive their quarterly newsletter here and visit their facebook page here!
2. Join the 5k Rescue Run/Walk in Iowa City in October
WHEN: Saturday, October 13, 2012 at 8 a.m.
WHERE: Terry Trueblood Reserve Area, 4213 SE Sand Road in Iowa City
WHY: Benefits Rapha House, which helps girls and women who have been victimized by sex trafficking in Southeast Asia, the United States, and soon, Haiti.
COST: $30 per runner, cost including a T-shirt. Top runners receive prizes.
3. Attend a conference discussing the issues of human trafficking
View the details here.
WHEN: October 26, 2011, 8 a.m.– 5 p.m.
WHERE: Iowa State University, Memorial Union 2229 Lincoln Way, Ames, IA 50011
4. Read books to learn that God’s wrath and God’s love are simultaneous!
5. Listen to sermons about justice.
Click here to watch a video of Benjamin Nolot teaching a message called “Rebuke the Oppressor”.
6. Financially support organizations
International Justice Mission
Organizations Specific to Cambodia:
Phnom Penh House of Prayer
8. Worship. Worship is warfare. Worship is the solution to heaviness.
Live 24/7 Worship Available Online
9. Do not defeated because you do not know the Truth. Memorize Scripture.
10. Buy Fair Trade!
Check coffee, chocolate, clothes, and other items for the fair trade label before purchasing!