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When Robin Padanyi of International Justice Mission visited St Paul’s a few months ago, many parishioners stayed after church to hear more about this ministry. He left two books for our church library: “The Locust Effect” by Gary Haugen and Victor Boutrosfrom as well as “The Good News About Injustice” by Gary Haugen. (Both books are available for you to borrow, please contact Asher for more information.) A short book review of “The Locust Effect” is posted on our church website, written by Wendell James, a member of Focus on Mission and one of the organizers for Robin’s visit. Wendell writes “Fortunately, the authors don’t leave us in despair but cite several examples from recent history in which seemingly hopelessly corrupt public justice systems have been challenged and replaced with ones that are now considered exemplary.” For the full review, please visit HERE. To learn more about the work of IJM, please visit, and for more info about the book please visit

There has been a lot of attention paid to a few blockbuster movies this summer, but have you heard of “The Sound of Freedom” or “The Hiding Place”? Both movies are still showing at Cineplex this week and next. “The Sound of Freedom” looks at one story of addressing child trafficking, and has prompted renewed focus on this issue worldwide. “The Hiding Place” is based on the autobiographical book of the same name, written by Corrie ten Boom with John and Elizabeth Sherrill in 1971. It tells the story of one family’s efforts to hide Jews during WWII.