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Help Fund An Effort to End Human Trafficking

Human trafficking is a major problem in the United States.

Yes, it is an issue overseas…in Asia, Europe, and other countries. But, it is also a problem right here at home. There are numerous websites with information and statistics about human trafficking, so I won’t post the information here…please take the time to go and review the sites – I’ll post a couple below.

But, there is one site in particular that I want to highlight. It is from the Safe House of Hope (SHOH). This organization is located here in Maryland, and I was fortunate to be able to visit them during an open house they had a few months ago.

I attended with my pastor and his bride, and we were able to sit down and speak with the Denene Yates, who serves as the Director of this ministry. She is a really great woman, and after speaking to her for a short time, it is obvious that she loves Jesus and that she has a heart after the lost. She comes from a similar background as the ladies who she has been able to help, and is trying to help, so her desire to see people pulled from this lifestyle is strong and sincere.

This is a video of one of the ladies who has been helped through this ministry.

The SHOH has recently established a “GoFundMe” account with which they are trying to raise money to further help end human trafficking. The “gofundme” site is here. Please take a look at what they are doing. If you are not able to donate, please consider adding them to your prayer list and lift them up before the Lord Jesus.

The SHOH website, located here, lists the following as recommended ways to help end human trafficking:

• NOT buying SEX
• NOT Buying Pornography – One in five images on the internet are of underage girls.
• NOT using ‘pimp’ as a good term
• NOT referring to women as whores, sluts or HOs
• NOT patronizing strip clubs, massage parlors, or places that are known for prostitution.

Also, take a look at the “Do You Know?” section of the SHOH “GoFundMe” site – there are some shocking and extremely disheartening statistics.

The SHOH site has links to other sites to obtain more information. The video at the top of this post is from Ethics and Religious Liberties Commission . Please take some time to review their website as well.

Please keep this ministry in your prayers as they continue to pull more and more victims from this terrible way of life.

Grace and Peace,
John

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With Your Morning Cup of Coffee

As you sit down with your coffee this morning, enjoy some of these articles that I’ve enjoyed over the past few days.

1. A Word About Men and Marriage– Jason Garwood.

Bottom line up front – brutal honesty is good. Men – take heed.

2. Walking with the Dead: The Illusion of Control – Dave Dunham

Another article from one of my favorite article series. No explanation needed.

3. How I Learned to Love the Church– Katie Van Dyke

A great article from Katie. Although this is published on the women’s side of CBMW, I think us men can learn a thing or two as well.

4. 8 Things You’re Doing for Women Other than Your Wife – Bryan

Again, men – take heed. There should only be one woman in our lives for whom we do these kind of things.

5. Paul Tripp’s Thanksgiving Devotional – Crossway

Great opportunity to get devotionals from Paul Tripp straight to your inbox for 14 days. Also, signing up enters you in a contest to win a Paul Tripp coffee mug. I’ll be honest — I want a mug.

6. The Dawning of Indestructible Joy: Daily Readings for Advent – John Piper

John Piper has written a 25 day daily devotional book for Advent season. As usual, it’s offered for free from Desiring God.

7. Pornography: Why Internet Accountability Software Doesn’t Work – Leon Brown

Brown has an interesting perspective on accountability software. In one respect, I think he’s correct in his assessment of what must change in men. On the other hand, I think his assessment of the software itself can be debated.

What good articles have you read over the past few days?

Grace and Peace,
John

The Porn Epidemic: 3 Reasons Why You Should Wave Goodbye to Porn

Great post from Mandy Dobbelman on the harmful effects of pornography.

As pornography becomes easier and easier to access, and standards of public television continue to drop, topics such as this can never be addressed too much. Pornography and it’s various the “gateways” (sexually explicit television, movies, and videos, novels, etc.) are ruining people and families.

Praise God for a sister who is using her voice to assist in exposing this evil. Not only does she address the problem, she is also provides supporting facts and statistics to back up her claims. This article is good and must be read by men and women alike.

Forte E Bello

We live in a day and age when pornography is both more widely accessible and  more widely accepted than ever before in history . The invention and ensuing commercialization of the internet nearly twenty years ago has brought with it one of the most wide spread and seemingly inconspicuous epidemics that mankind has ever seen. There was a time when you had to virtually climb Mount Everest in order to get your hands on a centerfold or pin-up of a scantily clad woman. Nowadays men and women can simply open up their lap top or turn on their TVs and in seconds have access to thousands of pornographic images and videos of all forms; soft core, hard core, bestiality, child porn, anything that suits their fancy.

Most people assume even today that the primary users of pornography are men but would it surprise you to know that women now represent…

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