08 Apr Episode 65 | Justice Summit
This episode of Good News For The City features Chelsey Trevino and Will Cravens to talk about how NOVA Human Trafficking Initiative is working to eradicate Human Trafficking, ways you can get involved and the Justice Summit coming up on April 26th and 27th.
Chelsey Trevino moved to Northern Virginia in July of 2014 from Houston TX, where she first learned of human trafficking. In the fall of 2012 a local anti-trafficking NGO opened her eyes not only to the injustice that was happening in the world, but in her own backyard. On a tour of the city of Houston, she came face to face with brothels and strip clubs that were not in dark back alley, but in high traffic areas of the city. The anti-trafficking NGO, Elijah Rising, intimately understood the complicated dynamic of trafficking, the evil involved and the upfront place the church has. From that moment on, Chelsey began working with Elijah Rising in awareness, intervention and intercessory prayer for those oppressed. When her husband was transferred to D.C. she knew her calling to fight for the oppressed was not over. After researching anti-trafficking NGOs in the area, she was drawn to NOVA Human Trafficking Initiative, as the organization is based on prayer and equipping the church to be part of the fight. Now with NOVA HTI, she serves as a Director of Intercessory Prayer, Director of Finances, is on the Intervention Team, and is on the Board of Directors.
Will Cravens is the Director of a local mission organization known as Endurance Leadership. In addition, he is the lead pastor of Bridge Community Church and serves on the teaching team at Christian Fellowship Church. A native of the area, Will has served on pastoral staff at McLean Bible Church and at Truro Church in Fairfax, as well as locally and overseas with the ministry of Young Life. He is the author of the book, detailing his multiple trips to San Diego, California to live amongst the 13,000 homeless there to find his life-long friend, Ed Pelzner. (Available on Amazon.com).