Resources

Written by: Felicia George from Set Free Monterey Bay, a partner organization.  I’m a mom of four and a human trafficking awareness and safety educator. My kiddos span the spectrum of tween to young adult. Raising kids now is not what I remember from childhood. We’re living in a rapidly changing society that seems to have technology at its center. […]
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Written by: Julia Allman, Set Free leader in Venango County, Pennsylvania. A few months ago, our 17-year-old, special needs son went to bed at his normal time. A strict schedule is how he flourishes, so this is how we do life. He came out of his room about 15 minutes after he went to bed and was very disturbed saying […]
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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: 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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On average, adults spend close to 8 hours a day on the internet [1]. Teens, ages 13-18, spend an average of 9 hours on media each day [2]. That’s research from a 2015 survey, imagine how much those averages have gone up in the last eight years!  If we are spending excessive amounts of time on social media, how do […]
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Mental health isn’t talked about enough. It isn’t prioritized enough. Most don’t even fully understand what mental health is. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “Mental health is our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make healthy […]
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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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Lent, a time in the church calendar of reflection and preparation, begins with Ash Wednesday on February 26th. Throughout the season of Lent, we will be offering weekly reflections on lament, prayer, fasting, hope, and freedom to help us prepare for the celebration of Easter. You can expect to receive an email every Wednesday morning starting on Ash Wednesday.
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