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 HAGAR Presentation with Breakfast Church
           

                                                                                                                     

 

            

Breakfast church at Rangiora

         People gathered together for a full kiwi breakfast to listen to Don Lord, executive director of Hagar. Don has invested 23 years in Humanitarian aid work including three years as Director of the Children at Risk programme with World Vision International in     Mongolia. He loves the fact that he can work with others to help change the future for some of the most exploited and marginalised survivors of human rights abuse. A highly motivating and life-changing moment with Hagar was hearing first-hand accounts from some of the girls in recovery from devastating human rights abuse.

Some of the figures of human trafficking was staggering,  There are an estimated 40 million people n slavery today-more than at any other time in our history. One person is sold into slavery every 27 seconds. Yet in the midst of pain, abuse, suffering and trauma, hope pushes through the hardness of life and blossoms into justice. Victims of trafficking became advocates for the voiceless in their own  country. Stories of abuse became stories of hope for humanity.

Just like  the biblical character Hagar, a victim, slave, marginalised, many could identify with her. They had the opportunity to live the  abundant life provided  by many service providers and church agencies.  

The folks who came had a good breakfast, fellowship, some left disturbed and yet their passion for justice for many victims of abuse was re-ignited in various ways.  

 Rev Philomeno Kinera

Trinity/Woodend Parish

 

 

           
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Don Lorde from Hagar presenting what Hagar does throughout the world