Salem Lutheran Church will host president and co-founder of Love146, Rob Morris, at both their 9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. service times, Sept. 22.
Love146 is an international human rights organization working toward the abolition of child trafficking and exploitation by caring for survivors, providing prevention education to youth and empowering a grassroots abolition movement. Named an "Agent of Change" by GQ magazine, as well as earning the MySpace Impact Award for social justice, Love146 continues to be recognized as a leader in the fight to end modern-day slavery.
"On Easter of this year, when our congregation gave away over $110,000 to local charitable organizations, Love146 received $50,000 of those monies," Tim Niekerk, Senior Pastor of Salem Lutheran Church, said. "Now I want to see us do more than just give money. I want to see us get out of our comfort zones and actively partner with Love146 in eradicating human trafficking in our community and around the world."
"I had the privilege of traveling with Matthew Miller, Faith Community Coordinator of Love146, this past May to Southeast Asia to see firsthand Love146's efforts to battle the trafficking of children," he added. "The Love146 team is such an inspiration. I'm looking forward to having Rob come and share his passion with our congregation and the community."
Following each service, Rob Morris and Kristian Rose, Executive Director of the newly opened Love 146 Houston office in Spring, will also conduct brief Q&A's at Salem Lutheran Church. Salem has also enacted a Love146 Task Force for the area and the first public meeting will be held in October.
Salem Lutheran Church is located at 22601 Lutheran Church Rd. in Tomball. For more information, visit www.salem4u.com or call 281.351.8223.