Sunday, September 28, 2008

In Preparation for DC

12:09 AM
So in the midst of my job crisis [I could lose it any day now, thanks government funding!] and all the stress that it involves, I'm going to DC in a week and a half. I am going to be part of a much needed dialogue on modern-day slavery and human trafficking. And I must say God is preparing me all over the place for this adventure. I was able to do the night at the mall that I last blogged about. A few weeks ago, I started back to my year-long Bible study class, Bible Study Fellowship and this year's study is Moses. And just 2 chapters, I am reading about the Israelite slaves in Egypt and I am overwhelmed by thinking of the 27 million slaves in the world today. This study has already come to life. Then last week I was approached by the Florida Coalition Against Human Trafficking for some volunteer work. Happily, I met with the coordinator to find out what it involved. Turns out, I'm going to be giving a presentation on domestic trafficking at a campus ministry of USF next week! Pretty cool, eh? So I've been doing all this reading and research, watching DVD's just to feel more knowledgeable on the subject. In my research, I ran across a trailer for the film "Call + Response". It's a documentary from the entertainment industry focused on modern-day slavery. It has stars like Ashley Judd and Juliet Binoche and bands like Switchfoot, Nickel Creek, and Imogen Heap. All coming together for this cause in the form of a film. Of course, its way limited release and of course, its not coming anywhere in FL...BUT it is playing in DC over the 3 days I will be there. Thanks, God! I don't know what's coming, but God is moving and I can't even fathom what's next....