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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 »
There are at least 30 million slaves in the world today.
Human trafficking is the fastest growing criminal industry on the planet.
Trafficking, slavery and exploitation are issues in every nation on earth – including here in Wales.
What does God think about this injustice?
How should the church respond?
Can anything be done to stand against the spread of this evil industry?
Join us for an evening of challenge, insight, provocation and ultimately hope as Dai Hankey (Pastor of Hill City and leader of Red Community) shares statistics, stories and Scripture that will open our eyes, break our hearts and stir up faith for the trafficked, exploited and enslaved.
Date: Thursday 19th February
Venue: The Hope Centre, Unit 5, Pavilion Estate, Pontnewynydd, NP4 6NF.
Proverbs 7 is a short film that has literally been several years in the making. The idea for the film was birthed a couple of years ago when we studied the Book of Proverbs together as a church. After reading the seventh chapter of Proverbs, Pastor Dai and Andy Toovey discussed how the story of the foolish young man and the adulteress in this chapter could easily apply to the folly of young men pursuing sexual gratification through pornography on the internet.
This short film is effectively a partnership between TorFilm and Red Community. It is our hope and prayer that it will be used by God to communicate a dynamic Biblical warning to young men (and women) about the dangers of pornography and that as a result many will be saved from this wretched online deathtrap.
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 »