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Freedom Sunday Fuels Reclamation of Hope in Fight Against Trafficking

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Collage: South Creek Church of God (Kokomo, Indiana) Freedom Sunday observance.

By Carl Stagner

Though Valentine’s Day fell on a Sunday this year, chocolates and paper hearts were not the focus of thousands of congregations across North America. For the Church of God and several other faith groups, February 14, 2016, was about something bigger, something bolder. While the culture celebrated romantic love, God’s people celebrated God’s unconditional love for the least of these, including victims of human trafficking around the world. As ambassadors of God’s love, believers gathered to not only worship the Lord on Freedom Sunday, but also to raise awareness and funds for ministries entrenched in the fight for freedom. While Freedom Sunday stories continue to come in, initial reports reveal yet another groundswell of determination to reclaim what hell has stolen. Continue reading

CHOG TraffickLight: Church of God Rallies Together

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By Carl Stagner

Just one year has passed since we committed to the cause of freedom for those caught up in the web of human trafficking. Today the Church of God is celebrating more than half a million dollars raised. At Church of God Convention 2015, we looked back at where we started and how far we’ve come, and marveled: God has blessed the efforts of his people. While CHOG TraffickLight has certainly made a difference in the fight for freedom—through awareness, prevention, and ministry to the enslaved—something else is happening, something easily overlooked. The Church of God is seeing its congregations and ministry organizations come together around a single cause, with Jesus at the center. Continue reading

Heaven Came Down and Healing Filled Our Souls

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By Carl Stagner

Five years of excruciating pain. It all started with an accident that left Paul Poorman with infinitesimal shards of glass littered throughout his leg. The seemingly endless trips to the surgeon, countless consultations, and inconclusive diagnoses did little to ease the pain or the frustration Poorman and his wife were facing. Perhaps no one but God knew what a difference the Global Gathering would make in their lives. Continue reading