“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men (and women) do nothing.” Edmund Burke
“If people of goodwill lose all hope and simply give up in the struggle against evil, then indeed, evil will triumph. On the other hand, if people of goodwill persevere in hope, evil must eventually give way. That is why the struggle for justice always stands or falls on the battlefield of hope.” Gary Haugen, Just Courage
“Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right things, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work: you don’t give up.” Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird
"We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.” Mother Teresa

Coming Together to Fight Oppression and Injustice


Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy. (Proverbs 31:8-9)


We are a group of women who meet to encourage each other as we learn about the worldwide oppression of women and children and follow God’s leading to work for their healing and empowerment.

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    Exciting, challenging, empowering, heartbreaking, awe-inspiring, exhausting, uplifting and joyous. This is how I describe the adventure of running Hope for Our Sisters, Inc. (HFOS), our “For-Purpose” (i.e. non-profit) organization. What a journey it has been. Through God’s provision for and guidance through HFOS, I have been compelled to do things I never dreamed I would do…start a For-Purpose organization, travel to Africa, speak with friends, family and anyone who will listen about a relatively

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    A Tale of Two Surgeries

    Lourdes * (pictured below) is DRY! A wonderful outcome for this precious sister of ours. It brings me great joy to hear of the healing of these beautiful women and girls and to then share this amazing news with YOU. After being in labor for three days and delivering a stillborn baby, Lourdes discovered that she had a double fistula with a fistula, or hole, in her bladder as well as her rectal wall. Now healed after fistula surgery at CEML, a partner hospital in Lubango, Angola, she is living once

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    Even in Hawaii

    Such a beautiful place! Hawaii was the location for our family’s celebration of my parents’ 50th wedding anniversary. We had a fabulous time! I never thought I would place my feet on Hawaiian soil, but due to my parents’ generosity, all 14 of us (my parents, siblings and their families and my family) did! One evening, Tim, my husband, and I went into Lahaina. We stopped in a gallery to check out some amazing wood-based creations. As I made my way to the counter, a beautiful beaded bracelet

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