Kevin Austin is an FM missionary working domestically and globally through the Set Free Movement to end human trafficking. With roots in the 19th-century abolitionist movement, the Free Methodist Church is again championing the cause of holistic freedom. Now, as then, Free Methodists have a special passion for the poor and those vulnerable to injustice.
- mobilization of the FMC to effectively combat human trafficking and serve those most vulnerable
- Kevin’s emotional and spiritual well-being as he regularly experiences the devastating impact of human trafficking
- endurance and safety as Kevin travels
- growth of leaders and finances as the Set Free Movement prepares to expand beyond 40 teams in the U.S. as well as internationally
- God’s protection for those on the frontlines bringing mercy to the margins
- God’s people to continue to reach and serve those most vulnerable
Counting the Cost
I’ve been listening to The Journal of John Wesley. He was chased down, stoned, rejected and condemned. Yet he proclaimed the gospel to all he could. In Acts, we find the disciples were jailed, shipwrecked, and some killed. But they kept going. Jesus died on the cross...
Realities Girls Face
The story we encountered was difficult. A student named Yanza raised her hand and shared how an older man had solicited her friends for sex in exchange for the monthly supplies they needed for their periods. We heard this while presenting training in the Mathare...
Bringing Hope to Cambodia
The median age in Cambodia is currently 25 years. This high concentration of youths brings great challenges and time-sensitive opportunities. An estimated 96% of these youths are Buddhist in background, but the majority are drawn to Western consumerism. Like many...
From Orphan to Child of God
Winda was raised an orphan on an island near Haiti. There, in a faith-based orphanage, she was groomed for a life of exploitation. At age 15, Winda was adopted and brought to America, where, despite her hopes for a family, the exploitation continued. When telling her...