This past weekend I had the opportunity to lead and run this event called Justice Summit. A little over 9 months ago are team was brainstorming ideas of what we wanted to do in the upcoming year to not only bring the Harrisonburg community together but also bring more awareness to the issue of human trafficking. I unknowingly suggested that we have a Summit/weekend long event of some sort that could do all of these things as well as deepening people's hearts for justice. Nine months of planning and hard work later came this weekend.
It was nothing that we expected it to be but everything we could have hoped for. Our main speaker, Jonathan Walton from the New York City Urban Project, spoke about what biblical justice looks like lived out in our day to day lives, and how we can live justly by being conscious consumers. Sabrina from New Creation, a local business that supports victims of human trafficking, spoke on her heart for justice and the work she had done in the community. Aaron Cook, of Cook Attorneys, spoke about his work with criminals and how he finds justice for the offender. MK Johnson and Lydia Davis, both JMU seniors spoke on how they as students are seeking out to serve the least of these and gave advice on how to find what your place is in pursuing justice.
So many disciples were made this weekend that will now go out and share the good news of restoration in the gospel to the world. I was pushed this weekend more than I have been in a while and I can see some changes that will soon be affecting my life in a big way.
Find out more about Jonathan and the New York City Urban Project here:
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