This past week the International Justice Mission (IJM) held the Justice Week at the University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK). The week ended with a 24-hour event called the Stand. Students stood for 24 hours in support of ending slavery. Through the night and day students stood for freedom, and had great conversations. On each hour during the 24 hours the students circled to pray for the victims of trafficking and for the end of slavery.
The Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity co-sponsored the Stand with IJM. I came up from Mexico City to speak at the closing event. In my years of working at UNK I have never seen anything so cool. It blew my mind to see how students in Kearney care so deeply for the victims of trafficking in Latin American, and how they would stand and pray for the victims. I am so impressed with the leaders of IJM and the leaders of Pi Kappa Alpha. To have the student leaders of IJM and Pi Kappa Alpha invite me, and the university pay for my flight home is one of the greatest honors of my life.