|CedarCreek taking a stand against human trafficking|
|Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff|
|Friday, 23 August 2013 08:47|
PERRYSBURG - Human trafficking is a global problem that is hitting us hard right here in the Toledo area. Organizers of CedarCreek Church say "It is time we take a stand."
Founding pastor of CedarCreek, Lee Powell, said that we need to come together as a community and fight this very serious issue. Toledo is number one on the FBI watch list for human trafficking and ranked 34th in the United States.
CedarCreek is hosting two organizations from Moldova (the top European hub for human trafficking), Stella's Voice and New Hope Moldova. Both of these organizations are fully engaged in the battle of rescuing and preventing boys and girls from the bondage of trafficking. On Saturday and Sunday young women from Moldova will be speaking live at all four campuses of CedarCreek Church, sharing their front line stories, what they are doing, what is working, and how they are taking part to eradicate this evil in Moldova.
The public is invited to attend a service and hear from actual survivors as they share their experiences, the horrendous conditions and the reality they faced.
Currently three CedarCreek pastors and a videographer are in Moldova getting a firsthand look at the battle grounds of human trafficking. They are visiting both Stella's Voice and New Hope Moldova's transitional homes, as well as the orphanages where the girls and boys come from. They are sending us pictures and video of what real hope looks.
Church officials say they will present the real story of human trafficking, globally and locally.
Service times are Saturday at 5:15 and 7 p.m.; Sunday at 9 and 10:45 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. The church has campuses in Perrysburg, Whitehouse and Toledo.
For more information, visit cedarcreek.tv
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