We don’t often want to know about all that goes on in our own towns, especially those activities that make us feel uncomfortable and unsafe. You know what I mean. However, it doesn’t mean that those needs aren’t there, we’ve just chosen not to see them.
A group of people from our church, have decided to see the unseen. We’ve chosen to be a group of “Civilian First Responders”, which means that we’re making a conscious choice to look for needs and not look away.
On Saturday, September 14th, Southbridge Fellowship will be hosting Women at Risk, International for an all day event called, “Civilian First Responder” training (CFR). We would like to invite you to join us as we learn to identify victims of human trafficking and what we can do about it right here in our own town.
I am passionate about this tragedy, but am often asked, “What can we really do? I want to help, but I don’t know what to do.” My first response is to seriously PRAY for the victims and then I often respond back with ways we have been creative in helping, but most importantly, that we are choosing to see. We are choosing to be involved, to call our politicians when a bill is about to be passed, to buy items from women who are seeking a life of dignity, and to not look away when something just doesn’t “seem right”. I am not afraid to ask someone if they need help. As civilians, we are often the first line of defense for a person in need.
Teachers, fire fighters, police officers, pastors, store employees, stay at home mom’s, doctors and nurses, we need you! We invite you to join us as we hear from Becky McDonald, the president of WAR, International, who has been helping trafficked woman for decades. We need you to know what to look for and then we need you to choose to look and not look away. Come see the unseen with us!
If you are in or near the Raleigh area, we invite you to sign up here: http://southbridgefellowship.com/events/
The cost is $25 and will include your lunch and all materials given out at our main sessions and break-outs. Please share with anyone you think would benefit from this training. More information will be found at the link above.