Make plans now to join us this weekend, January 28th and 29th, as we celebrate 10 years of making a difference around the world during the U COUNT Spotlight Weekend. Here’s what U COUNT Founder and Director Bonnie Northrup had to say:
“Throughout time there have been people who have identified injustice and chosen to courageously step up to the plate and be a voice for the voiceless. They are the freedom fighters.
Historically it was people like William Wilberforce, Abraham Lincoln, and Martin Luther King that fought societal norms resulting in the changed lives of millions.
Today the fight continues through the voices and efforts of people that include David and Beth Grant from Project Rescue, Ambika Pandey from Deepika Ministries, India, and all of you – the volunteers from the U COUNT Campaign!
In 2007, U COUNT got its start resulting from the outrage I felt from reading an article on slavery. Now, a decade later, because of you – countless women have found economic freedom, a home exists offering a place of ministry and safety, a center brings hope to the women of a red-light district community, a new vocational unit offers a place for creativity and self-worth to develop. Local youth, community, service and law enforcement groups gather for awareness and to form trafficking prevention strategies, emergency bags and coded gifts offering help to victims. We have come such a very long way! The journey has been amazing. So, here’s to our ten-year anniversary – let’s celebrate!
Unfortunately, lives still languish at the hands of traffickers, so our fight continues. Thank you for continuing to recognize your sphere of influence, your potential to make a difference, for vacating your comfort zones and choosing to make your life count for women and children. What will the next decade bring? Who knows, but I believe the results of your hard work will mirror the last ten years and continue to be “abundantly above all we could ever ask or think…” Ephesians 3:20. Thank you FREEDOM FIGHTERS!”
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has. – Margaret Mead
What can you expect during this special U COUNT Spotlight Weekend?
- Inspiring stories about lives that have been transformed through the power of hope delivered thanks to the generosity of the Timberline Church family given through our domestic and global partnerships.
- Stark facts about the continuing issues across the ocean and in our own backyard.
- Opportunities to get involved financially through an offering for specific projects as well as the chance to shop the Marketplace and buy unique items handcrafted by rescued women finding a way to build a self-sustaining future.
- More information about ways to make a difference through organizations represented at Tables in the Mall.
Find out more at ucountcampaign.org where you can sign up for their monthly newsletter filled with more opportunities to make a difference and specific ways to pray.