Join us for this all-city worship and prayer night, along with city officials, several Valley churches, and frontline organizations, as we equip our families and communities against this darkness.
What Is A Night Of Hope?
In light of National Human Trafficking Awareness Month, various East Valley churches are hosting A Night of Hope. This free event is designed to draw attention to the issue of sex trafficking and get the public involved in helping stop this dark practice in our cities.
The event is hosted by Bethel (in Chandler), Beth Emanuel, Cornerstone, Church For The Nations, Desert Springs, Evident Life, Fountain of Life, LifeLink, New Heights, Trinity, Word of Life, as well as several other Valley churches, and supported by several professional athletes, city officials, Chandler Mayor–Elect Kevin Hartke, StreetLightUSA, Christine Caine’s - A21, Survivors of War and the Dream Center.
We are all coming together in the fight against human trafficking.
Why Get Involved?
According to the U.S. State Department, Arizona is not only a main destination for sex trafficking it is also a major transit point nationally and internationally. There are several factors that make Arizona a focal point for sex trafficking, including proximity to Mexico, California and Las Vegas. Additional factors include Arizona's climate, access to multiple freeways, popularity with major conferences and frequent use as a professional sports event destination.
Children in Arizona are being sold for financial gain. It is time to wake up, rise up, and take a stand against these heinous crimes against the youngest, most vulnerable people among us. Shedding light into this dark world of selling sex is the first step towards making change in our communities.
Pastor Mike Gowans, Bethel Church
A Night of Hope will provide education to residents so they can be the eyes and ears in their neighborhoods and so they may assist local organizations already fighting sex trafficking. In addition, event participants will have the opportunity to learn basic self-defense techniques from a black-belt Jiu Jitsu instructor from Survivors of War. Representatives from multiple local organizations will be present at the event.
January 13, 2019 at 5pm
Dr. A.J. Chandler Park
125 E Commonwealth Ave, Chandler, AZ 85225