Saturday, January 7, 2012

27 million

Have you ever thought about what 27 million looks like? Can you even imagine 27 million?

that's one million dollars, times that by 27...can you imagine that?

okay look at it this way. The population in the 2010 census of Texas was 25,145,561. The population of W. Virginia was 1,855,364. If you add those together and subtract 925'd have 27 million people.

okay look at it this way. You'd have travel the circumference of the Earth 1,084 3/10 times to make it around 27 million miles.

okay look at it this way. An average school bus can be totally filled up, including the seats and other stuff in a bus, with 500,000 golf balls. You'd need 54 school buses filled each with 500,000 golf balls to equal 27 million.

okay look at it this way. An adult male elephant weights 6 tons (there's 2,000lbs in a ton). You'd need 2,250 elephants each weight 6 tons to equal 27million.

Can you picture it? Now think of it this way. 27 million people in this world are slaves.......yes, slaves. The shocking part is that it's not just in third world countries but right here in our own backyard.

Human trafficking is the illegal trade of human beings for the purposes of reproductive slavery, commercial sexual exploitation, forced labor, or a modern-day form of slavery.

Now imagine 44,000 college students, ranging from 18-25 years old. Hearing this terrible fact. Know that college students are dirt poor. Know that college students value our dollars. Well they raised $3,066,670 at Passion2012, to help end slavery.

The thing is, if 44,000 college students can help end slavery by collecting 3 million dollars. I think the rest of us should step up......... One way is to just to pray. There are teams,safe houses, rescues going on daily, to save people from their living hell. So pray. The other way is to give.

But I'm not here to talk about giving. I'm here to wake you up a bit. For those of us who live in America, we think we live in the best nation, we got rid of slavery years and years ago. Did we? There is sex slaves in any big city in the United States. We are naive to think it doesn't exist here.

I'm not here to talk about the United States and our naive mindsets though. I'm just here to wake you up a bit. When people are rescued they are in such bad shape, that telling them about Jesus, is HARD! If you watched or attended Passion2012, a lady told a story about a slave her team rescued. The girl said something on the lines of, "if your god is great and can save, why didn't you come sooner".

I'm not here to talk about a slave rescue. I'm just here to wake you up a bit. We lay our heads on pillows in our nice houses and security, while there are girls walking the streets for their pimps. Men in rice mills working for no money in terrible conditions getting beaten, children being used for all kinds of horrible things. We are sleeping comfortably but they are living in hell.

I'm not here to talk about the jobs of the slaves. I'm just here to wake you up a bit. In the world there are roughly 27 MILLION slaves. That are desperate for help, to escape not just from their earthly masters but to meet a heavenly one. Yet we sit here and pretend it doesn't exist.

Christine Caine, is an amazing speaker. She talked at Passion2012 and said something that will be forever in my heart. We live in light. We are God's light and we live in light. That's not our job. We are to be the light in the darkness. So many people are so afraid to help the 27 million, because it is dangerous, but why fear death? Jesus didn't, he hung on that tree fearlessly. Can we not go and help those who are living in this hell on earth, being treated like garbage? Why are we so afraid?

that song was played at passion. There are 27 million people suffering and it's our time to rise up. (this is the most the world has seen)

I'm not here to change your mind or tell you anything. Just here to wake you up a bit.