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February 03, 2004

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Tom Walsh on JeopardyI enjoy watching the game show Jeopardy. It comes on right before Wheel of Fortune. Under the new rules, contestants on Jeopardy can keep going indefinitely, until they are beaten. What's not to like?

Recently Jeopardy contestant Tom Walsh set the record for seven straight wins totaling a record $184,900. The cool part of the story comes in here: Walsh, a former senior policy advisor to the Senate committee on finance, took his winnings and went to Thailand for two weeks to serve with International Justice Mission (IJM).

IJM, you may recall, was recently featured on Dateline as one of the main organizations fighting sex slavery around the world. The Dateline story was heartbreaking to watch, but it's so encouraging to see a faith-based organization like IJM get some of that national spotlight -- and stories like Tom Walsh's help to amplify that.

The fact that slavery still exists in our world today is amazing, not to mention that many of those being exploited are helpless children who are facing horrific abuse. Christianity Today recently highlighted this issue very clearly and offered some suggestions for how our churches can get involved in offering hope and freedom. I hope I don't just read about this stuff and then sit here and do nothing. I hope you won't either.

[Thanks to Rudy Carrasco for the link to Tom Walsh's site (scroll down to read about his trip to Thailand with IJM, under "No, I Didn't Go to Disneyland").]

Posted by Steve K. at February 3, 2004 10:36 PM

Comments

That picture seriously creeps me out... where is Alex Trebek's hand... and why is Tom so happy?

Posted by: Nick at February 4, 2004 05:30 PM

Thanks for taking the high road, Nick!

Posted by: Steve K. at February 5, 2004 04:39 PM

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