Stories of hope

Longest Night Prayer Vigil

Longest Night Prayer Vigil

In the Northern Hemisphere, December 21 is the longest night, the winter solstice. It marks the shortest day of the year, the official start of winter.  When darkness falls in a warzone, danger intensifies. Raids, exploitation, and assault are just some of the night's...

Winnie’s Home Was Destroyed by Violence

Winnie’s Home Was Destroyed by Violence

Gunshots. Screams.  The smell of smoke.    A raid was happening.    When 7-year-old Winnie returned to her home after visiting her sister in town, she found a demolished village and the bodies of her parents. The raiders kidnapped and trafficked her youngest...

Alone in a Warzone

Alone in a Warzone

Regina* was just nine years old when her parents were murdered.    In the warzones of Sudan and South Sudan, outbreaks of violence terrorize peaceful communities. Militias burn homes and kill innocent families; those who survive become extremely vulnerable and...

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Water Prevents Trafficking

Water Prevents Trafficking

Every day, with the twist of a knob, clean water flows out of our sinks and showers. It’s so typical to have access to clean water that most of us don't even think about it. But in hard to reach and war-torn places like South Sudan, people think about clean water...

Oasis of Hope

Oasis of Hope

LUV Communications and Development Officer, Cassidy Winters, traveled to Hope For South Sudan, LUV’s partner along the border of Uganda, in August. Read more about the impacts your generosity makes possible in her recent reflection: Every evening during my trip to...

Fall Happenings in AL

Fall Happenings in AL

Check out these exciting opportunities in Birmingham this fall! Engage locally with other AL partners and prevent human trafficking globally…

The Hope Investors

The Hope Investors

Meet the behind-the-scenes leaders who serve on our Board of Directors and find unique ways you can invest in hope and prevent human trafficking in warzones…

University Students Want to Say Thank You!

University Students Want to Say Thank You!

We believe in transformation - and we have seen it happen! Twenty-nine LUV graduates are currently on university scholarships, and they inspire us. Due to decades of war, many are the firsts in their families to be literate. All are the first to have a chance at...

When did you first learn about human trafficking?

When did you first learn about human trafficking?

When I first learned about human trafficking, it was personal.   I knew ‘Carlos,’ an inquisitive, funny, bright-eyed, delightful nine-year-old boy and it broke my heart when he came to ask for help. His small body was being traumatized by the force of older men. At...

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