• Neelley Hicks

Small Successes, Big Hopes

“I am a life that was changed.”

There’s a song called, “Thank You” that keeps repeating in my head today. The lyrics read, “thank you for giving to the Lord, I am a life that was changed.”

A generous supporter of Harper Hill Global was inspired by the article about Bibiche – a young woman whose life was changed when she was raped by four men and shunned by her family and community.


Image of Bibiche from her first day of nursing school – 10/23/2018


I am proud to share that Bibiche was able to start school today because of this supporter. She is studying to become a nurse! While tuition is paid for 3 years, she still needs support for her books and materials. Email me if you want to help.

Please pray for her confidence, support network and studies.


Good news about Tumaini!

Another generous supporter of Harper Hill Global read the article about Tumaini who was raped recently. She is only 14 years old, but could not read the sign which hangs at the Mama Lynn Center to remind all survivors, “You are God’s beloved. Nothing and no one can ever take that from you.”

This supporter is now giving so that Tumaini may receive an education. Her future is filled with the very thing that is now shared when she speaks her name – which means “hope.”

Thank you for giving to Harper Hill Global. I leave you with a blessing.  – Neelley

A Franciscan Blessing

May God bless you with discomfort, At easy answers, half-truths, And superficial relationships So that you may live Deep within your heart.

May God bless you with anger At injustice, oppression, And exploitation of people, So that you may work for Justice, freedom and peace.

May God bless you with tears, To shed for those who suffer pain, Rejection, hunger and war, So that you may reach out your hand To comfort them and To turn their pain to joy

And may God bless you With enough foolishness To believe that you can Make a difference in the world, So that you can do What others claim cannot be done To bring justice and kindness To all our children and the poor.

Amen

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