Freely in Hope is dedicated to empowering women and children to overcome adversity and live freely in hope by liberating youth from sexual oppression, providing opportunities for dignified work, and advocating security through education.
After a garment factory collapsed in Dhaka, Bangledesh, I wrote a response on my bad habits and how often my identity gets wrapped up in something other than what I am striving to represent. I realized that I should not let someone else’s poverty validate my own sense of “dignity” for the sake of being in-style. […]
Dear Friends, Never would I have ever imagined that I would be where I am today. Some of you know that I was hospitalized a few weeks ago in Zambia with a dreadful virus—honestly, this celebration is a huge reflection of God’s grace in my life. In celebrating 25 years, I’m not only celebrating my […]
I have a bad habit. On lazy mornings after my alarm clock goes off, I get back into bed and check up on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. I usually fall asleep again and don’t get out of bed until an hour later. I’ve tried to kick this habit in the behind many times but […]
Since I heard him speak at Urbana a few years ago, I admired him from a distance. I listened closely to his stories and looked up to his bravery. Being one of the few advocates for Native American peoples, his bold statements were often harsh, but truthful lessons on justice, reconciliation and race. I really […]
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours.
During this season of gratitude, I’m always reflecting on the blessings we’ve received, the challenges we’ve overcome and the people who have journeyed alongside of us every step of the way. This past year, your support has pushed our work forward immensely as we have been able to see true transformation, restoration and success […]
At four years old, I would always watch my favorite Christian music videos of the 80′s on VHS. I loved the music: catchy and with happy people. One of the song’s that I visited quite frequently on that VHS tape was a song about children and the Kingdom of Heaven. My mother was pregnant around […]
“Education is meant to be a basic need, but for many girls in Kenya, it is an expensive and thus unattainable dream. While the government provides free primary education, there is not much one can do with just a primary education. The challenges I faced, and I believe other girls face, is a basic lack […]