Written by Grace Church staff member Mike Williams
CUPS OF COLD WATER
Around the world educational and social injustice is rampant. Many children are without proper nutrition, clean water, or opportunity for advancement. In many places poverty has forced young girls and boys into enslavement by the human trafficking industry to support themselves and their family. This is it happening to over 20 million children every year. It is happening within the reach of many churches. It is unconscionable to know that easily reachable children are still without the basics of human dignity and justice, many are a mere 90 minutes off the coast of Florida.
Last week, I had the pleasure of joining several of our pastors and church planters in the North Sound Network, a group of Converge Northwest churches lead by Jonathan Alexander (Northshore Community Church) and Nate Hettinga (Cascade Community Church) who have gathered to pool resources and knowledge for the cause of planting more churches in the North Sound region. The mostly bearded and flannel-clad day was complete with great fellowship, messy BBQ, and a pair of adorably curious boxer pups who greeted arrivals in the parking lot of Todd’s blueberry farm. Here’s what we talked about: