This is a little post that contains some BIG news!
Last night Michelle and I shared with our ‘sending’ church, Highfields, some news that we have already announced to our ‘home’ church Hill City – that we believe that God has called us to move back to Cardiff to plant a new church in a very diverse, transient and challenging area of the inner-city.
This is not a flash-in-the-pan decision. Far from it! In fact it goes all the way back to a powerful, supernatural encounter that I had with God back in April 2012. This encounter literally changed my life in a range of ways. It’s where Red Community and my passion for human trafficking ministry originate from. It’s also where this call to plant a new church finds its roots. I don’t believe that this blog is the right place to unpack all the specifics though I will be happy to share the … Read More »
It is estimated that there are currently as many as 27 million slaves in the world today, more than at any other time in history. Many of these slavesare the victims of human trafficking – the fastest growing criminal industry in the world. Right now, countless millions are suffering horrendous abuse at the hands of vicious organised criminals who traffic, trade and exploit vulnerable women, children and men for financial gain.
Human trafficking is a an appalling global epidemic, though it is not just happening in other countries, it is also happening here in Wales, as Welsh Assembly Member, Joyce Watson, tells us:
“human trafficking is not exclusively an urban phenomenon, rather it is prevalent in every type of community in Wales, from the urban streets of Cardiff to the rolling hills of Carmarthenshire.”
Hill City’s Lead Pastor, Dai Hankey, is a passionate advocate … Read More »