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By: Abby Fritzgerald, SFM Leader in Indianapolis  What does it take to start a Set Free ministry in a new community? It might look a lot like the process of transplanting tree. In the last 15 months my husband Aaron and I have gone through a time of transition by following God’s leading to uproot our lives from Decatur, Illinois […]
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By: Kevin Austin, Director of the Set Free Movement When I was a missionary in Thailand, I had some conversations that left me truly dumbstruck. A few made me righteously angry. One of these was when I was processing what I was learning about human trafficking with a Thai Christian. I had just returned from a trip to the border […]
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Lent is a time in the church calendar to step back, reflect, contemplate, and be still. In our busy world of constant noise, stress, and worries we need not only time each day to pray and listen to God, but we also need extended time. The season of Lent is this time. For activists, stillness is a challenge. We want […]
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By:  Camille Pook What began with resistance has turned into a propelling passion in my life.  I started with foster ministries at First Free Methodist Church in Seattle, WA, reluctantly filling in for a volunteer who was sick. “Lord, I know this is something I should do but I’m tired and don’t feel like giving up another night.” My heart […]
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By: Zsuzsa Mecséri-McNamara , Set Free Movement Coordinator No matter where we come from, no matter where we live, we all have a desire to love and to be loved. This is absolutely true about the children that we minister to in Hungary. Traffickers try to use this desire for love and belonging against them and attempt to trick and coerce […]
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By: Kayleigh Clark, Lead Pastor at the Uniontown Free Methodist Church and Set Free Movement Leader When I was in middle school, the Disney Channel phenomenon, “High School Musical” debuted after a year of advertisement and hype. “We’re All In This Together,” was the moral of the story told by Disney through basketball games and play practices. As cheesy as […]
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Jesus suffered and died. Theologically this is our foundation. His suffering and death are the means to our salvation.  Jesus is our redeemer. This word is used a great deal. In Hebrew, the word for redeemer, gō’ēl, is a kinsman protector, a family member who is powerful and works to protect the family. (5) Think of Jesus as a brother, who […]
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In these uncertain times, we realize that many of you may be suffering. The COVID-19 virus has disrupted the normalcy of our lives and our world. If you are not suffering directly, you may be burdened by the suffering of your neighbors, friends, community members, and others around the world. Sadly, the vulnerable are even more vulnerable under the pressures […]
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It is precisely when we see and experience poverty — whether far away, close by, or in our hearts — that we need to become the Church; that is, hold hands as brothers and sisters, confess our own brokenness and need, forgive one another, heal one another’s wounds, and gather around the table of Jesus for the breaking of the […]
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We are becoming more aware of the global misery of human trafficking. But awareness is only the beginning. In my Facebook news feed, I see more “likes” for tragic stories about human trafficking but little engagement on strategic action to counter it. But both are needed. Knowing without acting is like faith without works—it’s incomplete. 2 Chronicles 20 provides a […]
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