Often times, we Americans contemplate freedom and what it means to us.
I learned about freedom at a very early age from my Grandfather, who was a World War ll veteran. He talked to me a lot about his time in the Navy—about battles fought and friends lost. He also talked about freedom and democracy, and how important our American values are.
Through my school-age years, I learned about the atrocities of slavery here on our own soil. I loved to read about the Underground Railroad and about the toils of Abraham Lincoln to bring freedom to the American slaves.
Some of you may have heard my testimony of truly grasping the meaning of freedom the first time I had the great honor to walk a child slave into freedom, through the ministry of Rapha House. It was in those moments that I really understood what my Savior had done for me in a tangible way. I literally wept in the road, as the realization of redemption and freedom was played out in living color.
As we enjoy our freedom, please consider what you, your church family or your business could do to bring freedom to children trapped in slavery, today.
It is the desire of Rapha House that every child that enters the gates of our safe houses would know true FREEDOM!
So if the Son sets you free, you are free indeed. John 8:36
Stephanie Freed, US Director