Devotion

Written by: Tedd Smith Tedd Smith is the Assistant Director of Development at the Set Free Movement. Before joining SFM he was the Lead Pastor at Grace Ridge Church in Honesdale, Pennsylvania for 17 years. Following divine invitation from the Lord, he joined SFM’s mission to end human trafficking around the world.  Luke 4:1-22 18  “The Spirit of the Lord […]
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Written by: Abby Fritzgerald Abby is a licensed counselor and has worked with the Set Free Movement since 2014. She currently works as the Assistant Director of Team Care and Development by providing emotional and spiritual support to the Set Free Leaders in the US.  Isaiah 30:12-18 12 Therefore this is what the Holy One of Israel says: “Because you have rejected […]
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Written by: Derik Huemann Derik Heumann is the Lead Pastor and Church-planter of Evergreen Church in Ann Arbor, Michigan where they host a Set Free team. Derik is passionate about seeing people experience hope, healing, and wholeness in and through Jesus Christ. Amos 5:4-17 “Seek me and live…Seek the LORD and live…Seek good, not evil that you may live…” Amos […]
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Written by: Victoria Fisher  Victoria Fisher is the Communication Specialist at the Set Free Movement. Before joining SFM she attended a Graduate Discipleship & Leadership program where the Lord called her to serve and protect those most vulnerable.  Isaiah 58, 6 “Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice     and untie the […]
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Written by: Daria Roesch Daria Roesch is a long-time Set Free Leader. She is the Associate Pastor at the Edgewood church in Rochester, New York.  Psalm 146, 6 He is the Maker of heaven and earth,     the sea, and everything in them—     he remains faithful forever. 7 He upholds the cause of the oppressed     and gives food to the hungry. The Lord sets prisoners free, […]
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Written by: Mark Van Valin Mark Van Valin leads the Detroit Multiplication Initiative with Mission Igniter and the Free Methodist church in Detroit, Michigan. Mark was the lead pastor at the Ann Arbor church where the first Set Free team was born. He has been with Set Free since the beginning and serves on the SF board.  He has shown […]
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Is there a link between pornography and human trafficking?  Pornography is like a big bag filled with many different kinds of poisonous snakes.  According to Fight the New Drug, in 2015, 4.3 billion hours of pornography was watched on a single website (Pornhub). 88% of this pornography depicts violence accompanying sex acts. And watching pornography has been shown to increase […]
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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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