Innovative Results asked Denise from The Crossing’s Local GO Ministries, who she is, what she does, and why she does it, and this is what she said:
“Who? Denise Dew-Bennett: Member at the Crossing since 2007. Lay leader, chaplain, women’s bible leader and ministry leader of Divine Lights at The Crossing Human Trafficking Team.
What: Divine Lights is about bringing awareness to our community on the condition of slavery in the 21st century. How the church is becoming increasingly active in the movement and how we as a church body can be that LIGHT at the end of a victim’s long dark journey in any way possible.
How: To date Divine Lights is a very new ministry but we are now a part of a new larger community known as the Christian Coalition Against Human Trafficking (CCAHT). Divine Lights biggest accomplishment has been to partner with established church ministries and other community organizations that are fighting on the front lines of this intense war to save women, men & especially children from the grips of modern day traffickers.
Why: Because God called me to. At first I thought that this was a singular call, but when I started this ministry, it occurred to me that God had been tapping on the shoulders of many others as well! None of us, individually, could figure out what we were to do as we all thought God wanted us to do something all on our own, but we felt extremely powerless. What I found when I started the group was that God wanted us to join our calls and group together to do the work that He had layed before us. I can tell you, not one of us WANTED to accept this call! But we all could not stop hearing or seeing the abuses going on around us, that is what caused us/me to go on no matter what I/ we saw as daunting!
We are more than PASSIONATE now, we’re ON FIRE with determination to see this to it’s ABOLISHMENT!”
Innovative Results is amazed at what is being done to transform our community and the lives of the people being trafficked in Orange County. Come to Innovative Results’ charity fitness training sessions on Saturday at 10am and bring a suggested donation of $10 to help eradicate Human Trafficking in Orange County.