In the days to come you will hear more about ways in which you can become involved to provide long-term solutions to human trafficking. A primary way to do this is through the Anti-Human Trafficking Challenge – the Minneapolis Marathon and Half-Marathon. Now you may say, “I am not a runner.” You DON’T need to be a runner to participate in this event on June 3, 2012. There are many other ways you can participate. You can form a relay team with each person doing about 6.5 miles to complete the marathon. You can even walk!! If you live in the Twin Cities you can do the event either in Minneapolis with about 1,500 other people or right in the Bethany community. As a participant you would contact some friends and ask them to make a donation to this anti-human trafficking challenge. Very soon we will give specific details as to how the funds raised will be used. Now, if you don’t want to join in the event you can promote it to your church youth group. Flyers and brochures will be available for this. If you have a Facebook page, you can let your friends know about the Challenge. They can participate in the event even if they don’t live in the Twin Cities. Thanks for considering how you can join the Bethany community in this very significant venture!
Last week we announced the April 12 – 14, 2012, Short-Term Mission Leaders Conference “The Leaders Call,” sponsored by Bethany and STEM International. It’s designed to train all participants in short-term missions, whether goers or senders or receivers. Here’s the link to register: http://www.cvent.com/d/1cq7vh/4W. For more information about the conference, you can go here: http://stemintl.org/training/stmlc.