This was a great weekend at Jacob's Well. This morning my friend Ashley Cleveland spoke. We have been in the book of James for several weeks. Ashley spoke from James 4:1-12 and did a great job. Listen here.
Deth Im is a new pastor at Jacob's Well. Deth, like so many at Jacob's Well has a commitment to work for Justice. Deth organized a Not For Sale rally yesterday. We held it yesterday at St. James United Methodist Church. David Batstone is the author of the book Not For Sale and Instigator of the Not For Sale Campaign to end modern day slavery. We had a great crowd, especially for a beautiful fall Saturday afternoon. David is an excellent and passionate communicator. The stories he told motivated the crowd to enlist in this campaign in meaningful ways. Human exploitation is not just happening somewhere "over there." Terrible examples of human trafficking is happening right here in our midwestern city. This month in YouthFront News we will be featuring an article about a 15 year old teen staffer from YouthFront Camp who decided to organize her school to fight against the atrocities of human slavery. We are strategically planning at Jacob's Well about mobilizing for the Not for Sale Campaign. At YouthFront we are working on a plan to mobilize high school students to work for Justice. I spoke with David about partnering with Not For Sale. I believe adolescents want to embody the gospel they believe in. They want to change the world. I can't wait to see what comes out of this.
With Tim Keel and David Batstone.