Friday, July 24, 2009

IJM SEEK JUSTICE CHALLENGE: September 12 in Sammamish

An email received from Mike Hogan with the International Justice Mission:

Bike, Walk or Run to Support International Justice Mission

As a supporter of IJM, you know the incredible misery one human can inflict on another. You’ve read about the sexual and violent oppression and shed tears for the victims. You’ve felt deep, aching compassion for the pain of someone on the other side of the world as they endure brutal abuse in the hands of a slave owner. This September, you have the opportunity to stand up with your local community and fight back. This time with the “weapons” of compassion, love, mercy, time and money.

We cannot walk in their shoes. But we can walk, run or bike, with our friends, neighbors, co-workers and families to help the victims find a new path—a path of hope illuminated by someone across a vast ocean who cares.

On Saturday September 12, the greater Seattle/Eastside community is coming together to help release these victims from their crushing oppression. The Seek Justice Challenge in Sammamish will offer an opportunity for families and individuals to:

participate in your choice of a 5K run, 5K walk, or 27 or 62 mile bike ride;
fundraise to support the work of International Justice Mission;
raise awareness of human trafficking, exploitation and modern day slavery;
build community and relationships and enjoy a meal together.

Much more information such as how to register/fundraise, routes and event day details can be found at http://www.spconline.org/sjc.

If you have additional questions, please send us an email at seekjusticeinfo@spconline.org . We look forward to seeing you September 12th!

Proverbs 31:8-9

1 comment:

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Prayers sent. I am making way through all of the comments I received when I was featured on SITS. It really is a great SITSahood.
Thank you so much for visiting me and have a blessed day!