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.
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 [...]
My team just finished up two short films for HOPE International focusing on their work in Rwanda. Producer + Director : Nikole Lim | Editor : Jason Leighton | Color : Tyler Fagerstrom | Sound : Jim Schaefer | Score : Kevin George Carey In January, I had the pleasure of working with HOPE International [...]
for Reject Apathy on International Women’s Day. LUSAKA She reminded me so much of myself when I was 14 years old: the attitude, rolling of the eyes and smart remarks. When we met in Zambia last year, I saw something in her—that behind the attitude was a quiet insecurity. There was something about her that [...]