Sean Levesque was welcomed as the speaker to the Lions Club meeting at IHOP Thursday, Feb. 8 by President Dan Strauss.
Sean and his wife are missionaries from LOVE 2 HOPE, on a national mission to bring awareness to the problem of missing and exploited children that is a growing problem in our community, country and world. The exploitation is primarily two fold, namely sex and labor trafficking with the sex trafficking being far worse.
Most memorable highlights of his presentation: Orlando area ranks second in the country in sex trafficking. Public school systems find it very difficult to add programs directly dealing with it since there are already so many state mandates in the curriculum and it generates intense emotional reactions with parents. The most alarming of all, it is the average age of 11 that boys get caught up internet porn. The whole notion of sex can become warped, leading to dysfunctional relationships, especially the way women are treated.
Sean lists the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children hot line as one way to gain further information: 1-800-THE-LOST or www.cybertipline.com. Sean can be contacted at 651.324-9872 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The club commended him for his work increasing public awareness and made a donation to his efforts.
The club will be changing their regular meeting schedule next month. Lions are a way you can become of great service. The public is also invited to check out their shooting range located across from Tractor Supply. Patrons are urged to bring a care pack for homeless teenagers that will be distributed to our three local high schools. The range is open on the second, third and fourth Saturdays 8-noon.
Contact Lion Dan Strauss 717 278-7437 or any Lion for information.