The Kona campus of the University of the Nations is a busy place. It’s neat to be at the hub of Youth With A Mission International.  At any time of any day you bump into people from all over the world: Korea (especially), Nigeria, Sweden, Norway, Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific Islands, Canada… well, you get the picture.  A lot of activity, including a no holds barred game of Ultimate Frisbee every M W F up on the soccer field.

The other morning I was sitting in my room and could overhear at least three different schools having times of worship, a class on the lawn shouting at some game, and the murmurs of downtown Kona at a low hum undergirding it all.  

I’m helping the photogenX Track in the classroom for one more week.  The first week went quickly.  I’m pushing to do the final edit on their upcoming publication Sex + Money: A Global Search for Human Worth.  It will soon be printed: a 19×19 cm full colour print with photographs, stories, and more that focuses on human trafficking and how human beings are devalued by the abuse of sex and money.  It is a powerful book and looks amazing!

When it’s available, I’ll sell some copies through my website.  

The students are gearing up to circumnavigate the globe for the second time this year to share about their world travel, the issue of human trafficking, and stories from the book.  

I’m looking forward, as well, to finding time to squeeze in a few new stories for the German edition of the 30 Days of Prayer for the Voiceless.  Susi Childers is working tirelessly to get the translation ready before she heads off to Germany. It’s been good to connect with the Childers on this trip.  They are the real deal.

Today, though overcast, it’s off to the beach.
Ooh da lally!

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