Hear Me Roar
How did Hope 1312 Collective get its name?
Proverbs 13:12 says: “When hope is deferred it makes hearts sick.” This had been my experience serving children in hard places in and around the child welfare system. The lack of change and healing in those I was serving was making my heart sick, as well, but the verse continues: “but when longings are fulfilled there is a tree of life.” This spoke to me about all that could be if the resources of the church and community were connected with the actual needs of children in hard places. Trajectory shifts, broken generational cycles and hope fulfilled were still possible, and so our collective efforts were launched!
When did you first know you wanted to help children?
As a child, though I had a beautiful life from the surface, I often found myself feeling hopeless and voiceless. This experience connected me with other hurting children at a pretty young age, and God granted me perspective that I wouldn’t trade for anything!