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An opportunity to love your neighbor as yourself

pipesCarol Pipes writes at The Exchange:

I met Mr. Balentine in the summer of 1993. A group of 10 high school students and their leaders had been sent to Mr. Balentine’s to make much-needed repairs to his house, which sat in a secluded cove of the Appalachian foothills. What started as a simple project turned into a major rebuild. The only thing keeping the front wall attached the house was a thin layer of shingles overhead. The entire house had to be razed and rebuilt.

At the end of the project, Mr. Balentine walked into his “new” home. Tears in his eyes, he remarked that his family could finally return and all live together. His words are forever etched in my memory: “You’ve not only restored my house, you’ve restored my dignity.”

“You’ve not only restored my house, you’ve restored my dignity.”

That summer and many mission trips later have opened my eyes to the hurting and neglected neighbors who live near and far. We live in a broken world. When Adam and Eve sinned in the Garden of Eden, creation and humanity were scarred. Enter broken relationships. Deceit. Hunger. Corruption. Poverty. Disease. Envy. War. These are only a few of the manifestations of our broken world. But God is in the restoration business.

… There are many more people like Mr. Balentine who need a love they can see—a love that can provide a new home and a new heart. They need to know about a Savior whose healing goes way beyond a fresh coat of paint, a roof over their heads, or a sack full of groceries.

I can promise that not far from you is a field rife with hurt but white unto harvest. This truly is the land of opportunity. An opportunity to love your neighbor as yourself.

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Authentic discipling

THIS is discipling … THIS is church … an excellent animation!

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Spanish, French, and Portuguese versions available here.

Students ‘Stand for Freedom’

Ann Hardie writes for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

In January 2012, Dustin Hsu’s worldview forever changed after crossing paths with people from International Justice Mission, a human rights organization that rescues victims of violence, sexual exploitation and slavery.

“Hearing stories of families working countless hours in brick factories and young girls routinely raped and sold for sex affected me like nothing before,” said Hsu, a senior majoring in industrial engineering at Georgia Tech and president of Tech’s chapter of the International Justice Mission.

Read about Tech’s 27-hour “Stand for Freedom” event in the AJC Q&A with Dustin and in Tech’s student newspaper.
Make a difference for people oppressed by human trafficking through IJM.

Georgia Tech students, led by Dustin Hsu (center right), Stand for Freedom. (Photo: Lauren Brett)

Georgia Tech students, led by Dustin Hsu (center right), Stand for Freedom. (Photo: Lauren Brett)

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