On this mountain the LORD Almighty will prepare
a feast of rich food for all peoples,
a banquet of aged wine—
the best of meats and the finest of wines.
On this mountain he will destroy
the shroud that enfolds all peoples,
the sheet that covers all nations;
he will swallow up death forever.
The Sovereign LORD will wipe away the tears
from all faces;
he will remove his people’s disgrace
from all the earth.
The LORD has spoken.
- Isaiah 25:6-8
Christ has swallowed up death for us all, now live in it.
Dream no small dream, for they have no power to move the hearts of men.
A dream. A big dream. Dreams of children. Vast dreams. Dreams not of sleep, but of waking, of going. Of sojourning and of purpose. Big dreams. Dreams that impact humanity. That impact the universe. Big dreams, huge dreams, dreams bigger than the brain itself. Not even just that big, but bigger than the mind of the earth. Bigger than the measurement of light.
They are not my dreams. They are Love’s dreams.
Dreams for what might be, what He wants, and what He wants to do in and through me to fulfill His dream – reconciliation.
And it is time for those dreams to become even more of a reality than yesterday. More of a reality than yesteryear.
I love this Dream.
In 2007, a group of student photojournalists embarked on a journey through 20+ nations on every inhabitable continent, motivated by their love for photography and their passion for justice. At the outset, their experiences seemed diverse, even random. However, a common thread of human suffering would soon emerge as their travels exposed them to a dark, seldom discussed side of humanity– children being bought and sold to satisfy the sexual pleasures of other humans.
Upon returning to the United States the students produced a book called Sex+Money: A Global Search for Human Worth. This collection of photographs and stories explores the realities of human trafficking and offers readers a global perspective on the consequences of abusing two of the most powerful forces in the world: sex and money.
While researching to write their book, the young journalists were shocked to discover that the same injustice was happening on their own soil. Currently, across America, between 100,000 and 300,000 minors are being sexually exploited. Meanwhile, most Americans are oblivious to this staggering truth. As a result, what started as a Global Search for Human Worth became a National Search for Human Worth.
Sex+Money: A National Search for Human Worth is a feature length documentary that follows this group of journalists as they travel in an RV for a second journey, this time across the United States, seeking to understand how the sexual exploitation of children has become the nation’s fastest growing form of organized crime and what can be done to stop it.
The goal is that the Sex+Money documentary will result in bringing freedom to those enslaved.
They will be heading on a 50 State tour in August!