Raleigh Sadler, Founder and Executive Director
Raleigh Sadler has served in Christian ministry for the last 15 years. Currently, he is the founder and executive director of Let My People Go in NYC. His passion is to see the local church fight global injustices, like human trafficking, by loving those most vulnerable.
As a speaker, his work has taken him to universities and churches across the country speaking on how the christian faith frees us to explore justice and mercy in our communities. With that said, he believes that the church should be leading the way in the fight against human trafficking. With this message, he has worked with the Price of Life Invitational, New York City Urban Project, the MNYBA, the New York State Anti-trafficking Coalition, City Serve, as well as several other justice and mercy organizations. He believes it is the responsibility of the church to love those who are at risk of exploitation. His forth coming book, Vulnerable: Rethinking Human Trafficking (Broadman and Holman) will become available January 2019.
Amanda Ozaki-Laughon, Executive Assistant
Amanda Ozaki-Laughon has been involved in anti-human trafficking awareness and volunteer efforts for the past seven years. She is a graduate from Concordia University Irvine, where she leads their award-winning debate program as the Director of Debate. She has won multiple awards for her coaching skills by cultivating an inclusive, diverse, and competitive environment for academic excellence. Her motivation for competitive success stems from a sincere desire to empower youth and college students to become advocates for the vulnerable.
As a college student, Amanda led campus-wide events dedicated to human trafficking awareness including hosting an anti-human trafficking awareness conference in 2016, volunteering with local anti-trafficking organizations, and spearheading an anti-human trafficking student organization. She joined the Let My People Go team in October 2017, first as a volunteer social media manager, and formally as the Executive Assistant in February 2018.
What We Value
Motivated by the Gospel
Let My People Go is motivated by the gospel of salvation and grace, not one of law or guilt. Only the Gospel is sufficient enough to motivate the local church to selflessly love those most vulnerable. We believe that the only way to love others in an enduring fashion is to rest in God's love for us, which is clearly articulated in the historic creeds of the Church.
Empowered to Empower
Let My People Go desires to empower vulnerable people to love other vulnerable people. With that said, we seek to empower the churches with whom we partner to effectively reach those most susceptible to exploitation in their communities. In turn, those most vulnerable are empowered – being brought from vulnerability to strength.
Compassionate on Purpose
Recognizing that we, as human beings, do not naturally drift into compassion, Let My People Go strives to be intentional and strategic – demonstrating compassion in all that we do. For this reason, we equip our church partners with the tools needed to create and implement a strategic approach that is both congregational and collaborative with the Gospel as it's motive.
Let My People Go seeks to cultivate a culture of integrity, virtue, wisdom, and commitment that influences all of our actions and interactions. Often times, those who are most in need in our communities are tragically used to being treated like a number and not called by name. We believe that being professional translates into treating others with dignity.