Michael Aspland

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I accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior when I was a junior in high school. I strive to share the hope I have in Jesus; that salvation comes thorough grace by faith and my sin is forgiven through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ in everything I do. My wife, Marjorie, and I recently celebrated 32 years of marriage and we have three daughters.

I attended Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California where I received a call to become a police officer. I followed that call and now have over 32 years of experience in law enforcement service at the local, county, state, and federal levels.

I volunteer as the President of Set Free Monterey Bay Inc. (https://www.setfreemontereybay.org/) SFMB is a Christ centered, local non-profit working to establish a restoration home for women escaping sex trafficking. Like with my call to be a police officer, I received a call to start this ministry in April 2018. My work at the Naval Postgraduate School took me to the San Bernardino Police Department where I partnered with members of a human trafficking task force targeting suspects and the networks they operate. This was one of many law enforcement agencies I assisted to disrupt trafficking organizations. On a return flight home to Monterey, the Holy Spirit called me to start a restoration home for women escaping the trafficked life. I began by presenting at a Gospel and Justice, Organic Outreach event at Shoreline Church in Monterey, California. Following this presentation, a community of believers formed and over the next year, we built the organization, partnering with local churches and Christians who shared the vision of building a restoration home. In October 2019, we were approved by the State of California as a corporation and in February 2020, the IRS recognized us as a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization. We are in the process of continued fund raising and launching the restoration home. We also provide emergency assistance to and support women transitioning out of a trafficked life and into treatment and offer education programs to local schools and churches.

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