Thursday, October 9, 2008

Viewing the Call and Response Film

Tonight my daughter Bonnie and I attended the Call and Response film on Human Trafficking.

The showing took place at a theater close to U of W, so it was perfect for the 20 somethings that were present to watch the film. It was exciting to me to see their passion and their activism activated in such a powerful and tangile way. A good number of them stuck around after the film to hear about more ways that they could get involved in a tangible way that will make an impact in the world.

The film was very well done. It was put together by a young man who was so struck with the issue that we have more slaves in the world today than at any other point in history that he went out and did something about it, in a BIG way!

It is a documentary but it is filled with music; artists that also have a heart to tell this heart breaking story of over 27,000,000 people on this earth.

The trafficking ranges in many ways: from children being sold in sex slavery, to women thinking that they are signing up to work for a reputable company only to find themselves gang raped for an extended period of time, to children in Africa brainwashed into terrorism, to young women in India who may be stolen by a relative, sold to a trafficker so that their relative can pay for their daughter's wedding, to other children who are kidnapped to pick cocoa beans for chocolate.

The stories are heartbreaking, but the good news is that they are being told. God's Spirit is breathing breath into this issue and shining light on it so the darkness is penetrated.

Going to see Call and Response ( is a great way to do a kingdom action. It raises your awareness and creates sensitivity so that God can work in your life. It may lead to a next step, which leads to another step, until so much light is shining that the reality of human trafficking becomes a non-reality.

That's my dream. That's the dream of others in Missio Lux who are praying and moving intentionally to start a Missio Community, to gather other like minded people together and to begin to pray and dream about what can be. The dreams are big because they are God's dreams. And, if I remember right, when God dreams something, it happens!

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