Stories of hope
The story of pain, compassion, and forgiveness. Today’s edition of The Edge of Adventure podcast takes us to nations of Sudan and South Sudan as we get to know Lift Up the Vulnerable and their efforts to prevent human trafficking and the abuse of the defenseless. Discover what it really means to truly love … to forgive… and to live with purpose….
During our time, we named the painful places that 2020 brought and dreamed and discerned together about our next steps for deepening LUV’s holistic empowerment model that prevents trafficking and empowers children and women to thrive as change agents in their own lives and communities…
I am delighted to share exciting news about Lift Up the Vulnerable's recent expansion and hire of Robert Riggs as our Chief Operations Officer. Rob walked through a long and intentional discernment process with me over the summer and we both kept sensing God's nudge...
A few weeks ago, we announced a new and exciting collaborative partnership with Rise Against Hunger. Through the Empowering Leaders through Nutrition-Smart Agriculture, a five-year Empowering Communities initiative, we will enable Hope For South Sudan to become self-sufficient in food production! I was honored to take part in a Q&A recently with Rise Against Hunger about this partnership. Follow the link to read the blog!
“Having university students come from NLM means a lot to me and to the community. It is hope. It is community hope. These students will come back to serve and help serve in different sectors. It is really great and we really appreciate it a lot.”
Preventing human trafficking in warzones is complicated and requires an agile, integrative approach because the most vulnerable in these areas are exploited at every level.
By linking arms with Rise Against Hunger, we will be able to grow a larger and longer lasting collective impact for the communities we serve in as we take strategic steps towards self-sustainability through agriculture. Read more about this exciting partnership…
Learn more about our “Empowering Leaders through Nutrition-Smart Agriculture” initiative with Rise Against Hunger. This five-year initiative aims to build capacity in crop production for consumption and income generation, and increase dietary diversity for improved nutrition among school and community participants at Hope For South Sudan.
Learn more about our “One Orphan, One Widow at a Time” partnership through VOM Canada allows Canadian donors the opportunity to mobilize their resources more effectively to advance the mission of lifting up the vulnerable in our Sudan and South Sudan network.
Heightened cases of hunger, child labor, trafficking, forced marriage and gender-based violence have been documented in both Sudan and South Sudan this year. Vulnerable children—and especially girls—are becoming victims of the pandemic in ways most of the world cannot imagine.