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Last month in Yakima, Washington, a woman was arrested for trafficking her 15-year-old daughter for sex in order to purchase drugs.* This occurs too frequently. How could a mother end up this way? What’s in the mind and hearts of men who buy sex from 15-year-olds? The mother and daughter were working together – what?!  This all too frequent situation conveys […]
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What is Wunders?  One of the most vulnerable times in a young woman’s life is when she begins to menstruate. Menstruation around the globe comes with shame, uncertainty, and anxiety. It also is accompanied by lots of questions and concerns – “will I have monthly supplies?” or “Will I be able to attend school this month?” Wunders seeks and understands […]
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The word “justice” can be a divisive word today. Put “social” or “racial” in front of the word and some people start fuming. However, the word “justice” is actually a biblical word. The Hebrew word, “tzedakah”, is translated as “righteousness,” “fairness,” or “justice.” It’s a word closely tied to philanthropy.  In the Hebrew language, the closest word to philanthropy is […]
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Written by: Victoria Fisher, SFM Communications Specialist The Central Valley Set Free Movement team is preparing for their 6th annual Freedom Run 5k. With human trafficking as the fastest-growing criminal industry, the team took action to raise awareness. In past years, the Central Valley team has had great success! Each year, of course, brings its own new challenges, as well […]
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Written by: Erin McClelland, SFM Leader of Set Free Genesee Throughout the Set Free Movement’s onboarding process for new leaders, the word “community” has been a focal point of our discussions. SFM Director, Kevin Austin, reminds us that community involvement is essential to carry out the mission and vision of the Set Free Movement. It takes community collaborations and essential […]
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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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