The final total for Running Against Traffick is more than $25,000. Thank you so much to everyone who gave!
The run itself was pretty challenging. 21kms off-road over some pretty brutal terrain certainly took a fair bit of effort – but it wasn't hard to be motivated when so much money was being raised!
It was a privilege for us to highlight the work of Nvader and to raise funds for their work rescuing victims of sex trafficking.
Check out some of the email Daniel Walker sent through a few days after the run:
"I wanted to let you know that the funds have been assigned to the next operation we complete and that I will update you and your listeners/supporters accordingly.
Our team in SE Asia is moving on several different targets at the moment and once the best one is selected and the mission complete I will let you know the results."
We can't wait to hear how it went! In the meantime, please join us in praying for their work.
Thanks again to all our generous donors! It's been an incredible response.
-George & Bjorn
Listen to George talk with Daniel Walker from Nvader <here>.
At Parachute 2014 we caught up with so many interesting people. We interviewed pretty much every single headlining artist and speaker at the festival.
On the Forum this week we're bringing you the very best of those conversations. This week's podcast includes some of our favourites - Alex Collins of Invisible Children, MC Jin and Erwin McManus.
This week we celebrated Christmas with The Forum's Christmas Special!
All of the other Life FM announcers will be joined George in-studio to chat about their highlights of 2013 and what Christmas means to them.
If you missed last week's show check out the podcast online at lifefm.co.nz
This week we celebrated four years of the Forum (hence the Fours) and we shared highlights of 2013!
People had big events take place. They were involved in life-changing stuff. They made some big decisions - and some small ones.
Be part of next week's Forum by calling 0505 LIFE FM from 9pm sunday!
Last weekend we heard that Fast and the Furious star Paul Walker tragically died. There was a post about his faith on the Life FM facebook page which got a massive response – from a variety of perspectives!
There was some negative stuff posted about Christianity and the church. That’s pretty common to hear. The church often gets a bad rap.
So on the Forum this week we spoke about some positive church stuff.
We've just wrapped up Govember on Life FM so on The Forum this Sunday we spoke about health and fitness.
George shared his weight loss journey and callers spoke to us about what works and what doesn't.
Be part of next week's Forum by calling 0508 LIFE FM from 9pm Sunday!
It was Halloween on Thursday so on the Forum this week we’ll be asking what you think of it.
Did you get involved with Halloween this year in any way?
Do you have any good or bad Halloween experiences to share?
Do you think it’s ok to celebrate it?
Some people say that Halloween promotes dangerous supernatural things, so what do you think of that stuff generally?
Have your say by calling Life FM’s talkback show the Forum - Sunday night from 9pm!
Recebtly a Labour MP withdrew her bill that would legalise euthanasia if passed into law. That’s what we’re going to talk about on the Forum.
Do you think euthanasia should be legalised? Is ending someone’s life mercy or murder?
We’ll also talk about other life and death issues like abortion, teen pregnancy and the death penalty.
Be part of the conversation by calling the Forum on Sunday night from 9pm.
Missed last week’s show? Our guest Shane Claiborne had some very interesting and challenging things to say! You can check out the highlights online at www.lifefm.co.nz
This week we’re talking with best-selling author, activist and speaker Shane Claiborne.
Shane’s journeys have taken him to some of the most troubled parts of the world. He’s been on peace delegations in Afghanistan and Iraq. He’s worked with Mother Teresa in the streets of Calcutta.
We’ll talk with him about justice, hope and changing the world. Listen to the interview below.
And we’ll ask you this question: If you could change one thing in the world, what would it be?
It doesn’t matter if it’s realistic to achieve or not – just let us know the one thing you’d most like to see different.
Be part of the conversation by calling the Forum on Sunday night from 9pm!
On the Forum this Sunday we’re talking about body image.
How much do you care about what you look like? Is it a good idea to care about your appearance?
We’ve all heard the “man looks at the outward appearance, but God looks at the heart” verse – but how hard is it to actually let that define you? Is it something YOU struggle with?
We’ll talk about things like wearing makeup, dressing modestly and plastic surgery.
Be part of the conversation by calling the Forum on Sunday night from 9.