Sep 18 2013

Make A Difference Tour: Special Guest, Love & The Outcome

We had some special guests on the show today, Jodi and Chris from Love & The Outcome. They joined us last night along with so many listeners and ONEless Ministries to make care packages for victims of human trafficking. Listen in as they share a little of their story and how they are serving with the Make A Difference Tour in Nashville.

 

Serving in Nashville

 

Sharing a little of their story

 

Jodi and Chris share how God is using "He Is With Us"

 

Sep 18 2013

Make A Difference Tour: Nashville

We have just kicked off the K-LOVE Make A Difference Tour in Nashville! Last night we were joined by Love and the Outcome and dozens of K-LOVE listeners, who worked to make a difference for the victims of human trafficking.

In recent years, we have learned about the huge problem of human trafficking; over 27 million people from around the World are victims, many of them are right here in the United States.

Sadly, we found that the victims are often times the “least of these," the Smyrna, TN police chief shared that most of the victims are children. We helped serve at Oneless Ministries, who have made it their mission to help with the rescue of children throughout middle Tennessee. They will provide the care kits we packed last night to police officers that are helping these kids find freedom. The packets are filled with hygiene items, clothing, and a note reminding the kids how special they are.

Love and The Outcome also join us on the show today and will be performing with Sidewalk Prophets at a FREE concert on Thursday night at Rocketown, where we will be collecting food for Graceworks Ministries, who feed children in the Nashville area. 

You can find ways to make a difference with us in Nashville, or wherever you live. For more opportunities, take a look at these sites:

All For Good

Volunteers of America

Volunteer Match

Christianvolunteering.org

United We Serve

USA.gov Volunteer Opportunities

 

Sep 16 2013

There Is No Room for Racism

It seems like a glaringly obvious statement, yet we still see racism raring it’s ugly head in America all too frequently. Again last night, after winning the Miss America title, Miss New York Nina Davuluri, was the victim of racism’s ugliness.

Nina is the first Miss America of Indian decent, who like her father, aspires to be a doctor. Sadly, immediately after her crowing, social media exploded with racist and hateful comments, even going as far as calling her a terrorist. 

Rather than celebrating, the newly crowned Miss America was forced to defend herself, saying that she would “rise above the comments." and that she considers herself, “first and foremost, American”. 

Racism’s ugly past must be the catalyst for us to continue to strive for change. Over the weekend, in Birmingham, AL., U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder was brought to tears while reflecting on the murder of four young girls at the 16th Street Baptist Church that was bombed 50 years ago, that bombing helped launch the civil rights movement. Mr. Holder said, “hate must be confronted and defeated," and Alabama Gov. Robert Bently said that although his state “bears the ugly scars of a turbulent past," he declared, “Today, we choose to look past those ugly scars.”

The church’s pastor, Arthur Price, said the way that we do that is “love our enemies, and practice a love that forgives.” We, as Christians, must lead this charge to ‘confront and defeat racism.'  The words in the Bible’s book of Esther, must be something that we grab hold of, we must realize that, like Esther, “we are here for such a time as this." 

Abolitionist and author, William Wiberforce, in his book “Real Christianity," perhaps said it best, “You may choose to look the other way, but you can never say again that you did not know.”