are you aware of the fight raging around us?


IJM Freedom Tour 2012 Team together at the Freedom Center – Cincinnati

This morning had another opportunity to share on Moody Radio Cleveland in a conversation with Mark Zimmerman on practical things somebody living in Ohio can do to impact the plight of 27 million people caught in modern day slavery. You can listen to the audio in the player above.


Team EVO: Mitch Weber, Clay Sloan and Me

At the beginning of the interview Mark asked me to share the story how I first got involved.  It was the movie that was shown in January at Passion 2012 called Indifference is Not an Option (see embed below).  We played this video to the evo student ministry at new hope community church  over the next three weeks and two students: Mitch Weber and Clay Sloan suggested we try and do something to make a difference. I knew of the plans for a Venture sponsored IJM Freedom Tour  – a 509 mile tour on bicycles from Cincinnati to the Lincoln Memorial to raise awareness for the work of IJM.  Together Mitch, Clay and I raised about $9,000 through many generous gifts and that became a reality in July of 2012.

So here are a few suggestions I mentioned today:

  • people need to pray – it’s the #1 thing the field staff of NGO’s like International Justice Mission and A21 say they need in the work.
  • mark FEBRUARY 27th on your calendar and join thousands of others who will stand stand up for FREEDOM by marking a red X on the back of their hand and then share on social media with hashtag:  #enditmovement

Tomorrow: Part 2: A Few more thoughts and announcing a book giveaway of The Locust Effect by IJM founder Gary Haugen