It's my privilege to see our students step into the world and begin to transform it. Francis Socorro is one of those people! Francis did NYCUP Summer 2010 and graduated from William Patterson University aka “Willy P” 2 years ago. She sent me this message and it captures "Prayer" - one of the 4 P's of the We LoGOFF Movement.
“For about a year now, my five friends and I have weekly prayer meetings via conference call. The Super Bowl was one of the topics we would continuously pray about. The Super Bowl is commonly known as the single largest human trafficking incident in the United States. Now that the Super Bowl is a week away, and in our backyard, we have to do something about it. Numerous organizations are doing awesome things like approaching motels before this year’s Super Bowl and offering them free bars of soap with the National Human Trafficking Hotline phone number. Since we couldn’t help physically, God has laid on my heart to pray for the hotels that surround MetLife stadium.
So I mapped out hotels near MetLife stadium. I assigned each friend a hotel that they will pray for this week. Joanna will pray for Econo Lodge Meadowlands. Kat will pray for Hampton Inn Carlstadt-At the Meadowlands. Michelle will pray for Fairfield Inn East Rutherford. Sandy will pray for Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Meadowlands Area. April will pray for Homewood Suites by Hilton East Rutherford. And I will pray for Renaissance Meadowlands Hotel. We will first research our hotel. Then we will gather information about previous super bowls and how human trafficking was linked to that. As we go about our week, we will keep that hotel in prayer and be open to whatever God wants to share with us. Then this Sunday when we gather for our Super Bowl party, we will talk about our week of prayer and intercede for the event. And of course, watch the Super Bowl!
We may not be like IJM rescuing victims on the front lines, but we can stand in the gap and intercede with Jesus for His people. Prayer moves the hand of God.”
Praise God for her faithfulness to intercession. I pray that you join her this week and especially this Sunday."
What if there was a map where you could pray for your community like Francis? This is one of the tools we hope to create with the We LoGOFF Movement.