Speaking Of Slavery…

There’s been a lot of talk about modern-day slavery – or “human trafficking” – lately.

The awesome folks over at Passion have put a lot of time and effort into raising awareness and helping point to resources like EndItMovement.com

When I read that right now – right this minute – there are 27 MILLION slaves in the world… well, my brain just kind of retreats at the thought.

Considering my mortgage and the fact that I have three kids under 5 years old – my net worth is basically zero dollars. Am I just going to drop everything and fly to Thailand and go Jack Bauer in a brothel?

And then I visit a website like www.slaveryfootprint.org, which tells me that based on the size of my house and household and the age of my children and the items I own and the things that I typically eat and buy – based on my fairly “normal” “American” lifestyle…

There are about 100 slaves who contributed to my day-to-day life…

Massacre In Uzbekistan

In 2005, I packed a bag and moved to the other side of the world for what was supposed to be 2 years.

After 10 1/2 months, I was kicked out of the country, along with the rest of my team.

7 years after the fact, there is a new documentary that explains why:

What WikiLeaks Reveals About Uzbekistan

If you read this blog much, you know that I spent most of a year in Uzbekistan, and that the situation there is not a good one. Islam Karimov is a murderous thug who rules through fear and intimidation, and millions of people suffer every day because of him. Christians are routinely arrested and¬†harassed, and… Continue reading What WikiLeaks Reveals About Uzbekistan

Pray For Persecuted Christians In Uzbekistan

(Those reading from email or an rss feed will need to click through to see the 2-minute video above) This is very personal to me. There are somewhere around 30,000 believers in Uzbekistan, which is roughly 0.001% of the population. I know a handful of them personally. They have been arrested,¬†interrogated, spied on,¬†sabotaged, and end… Continue reading Pray For Persecuted Christians In Uzbekistan