My friend, Steve Carter, sent out the following email this morning. Please read it and help spread the word. If you have any questions or comments for Steve, leave a comment here and I’ll be sure he sees it.
About 2 years ago, I met a young man (now a 9th grader) named Zach Hunter who was pioneering an effort to abolish modern day slavery. Over these past couple of years, I have been deeply moved by how God is using him and the message of freedom and justice to inspire a new generation of leaders.
We have a great opportunity. This February is the 200 year anniversary of the abolition of the slave trade in the UK. In conjunction with the anniversary a new feature film called “Amazing Grace” is being launched. This tells the story of William Wilberforce, the young British Parliamentarian who fought the slave trade and won. “The Amazing Change” is a social justice movement spearheaded by the film company to try to do some good with this amazing story. Zach is the global spokesperson for the campaign.
Zach told me that his dream for his generation is that they would be written about in history books for being the ones who changed the world by serving the poor and oppressed and finally abolishing the sale of humans. He also believes that through this service, students will grow closer to God.
I want Zach’s dream to come true. Will you help?
Let’s take the next 23 days and start something. Zach launched a loose change drive called Loose Change to Loosen Chains. Let’s push to see what kind of insane amount of change our students can gather to free slaves through this campaign. Then, let’s go out in mass with our students on opening night of the film (Friday, February 23) or sometime in the coming weeks and see the film, hold a prayer vigil for victims of oppression and have the world ask “What’s going on with this generation?!
Thanks for hanging in there with this long message.
Mars Hill Bible Church
Junior High Teaching Pastor
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