Saying, “This Is Our Mission”

Q:What can the faith community do, beside pray for folks like you?
This question was asked by a pastor to Cptn. Nick Sensely, a leader in the anti- human trafficking movement, at a recent talk in Fresno on October 1.

Sensely: If you think back to the previous abolitionist movements and the claims that the church stood by idly on that issue…
You must decide that this is your mission.
The church needs to say “This is our mission. We acknowledge, realize, that human trafficking still exists in America, and in the world, and our most vulnerable populations, our children, are its greatest victims, and we have a responsibility to find out how we can be part of the solution: How we can sponsor trainings, and gather, how we can find shelter, clothing, support, create and support safe houses… We need to be part of the solution. We need to be part of the collaborative.” Believe me, there’s a role for the church. You are the community based organization.

Two weeks ago, some of the members of CVJC had the privilege to meet with and hear from Chief Nick Sensely. Sensely is the retiring Chief of Police in Truckee, leadership consultant with Pointman, and,for over a decade, a leader in the fight against human trafficking. He developed the CARE model, a methodology used worldwide in anti-human trafficking effort, helped develop the first U.S. human trafficking task force, and is currently working with the Northern and Central California Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force, among other answers to his prayer to be part of the solution. He was the guest speaker for Jaron Ministries’ solemn assembly in Fresno to honor law enforcement. Later that day, he spoke about his involvement in human trafficking and answered questions. The above was the last question.

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