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2019: Hope for the Next One

She’s Somebody’s Daughter: building communities of love and hope that honor women. As we seek to raise awareness about sexual exploitation and to offer support for women affected by that, there are many directions we could go.

So every year we pick a theme for She’s Somebody’s Daughter. Something to keep each initiative focused on the same thing, a way to set a goal in front of us, and something to unify our team in one direction. The past several years’ themes have been Planting Seeds, Setting the Table, and Thrive: a beautiful progression of growth that has correlated well with SSD's journey.

As we are beginning to see fruit come from years of investment and TLC, we have set 2019's theme as Hope for the Next One.
This theme has a double meaning for me. First, may we choose to keep hoping for the next one, the next life changed, the next woman ready to turn towards her Savior’s loving arms and accept the abundant life He came to give.

"Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up." (Galatians 6:9)

Let’s refuse to see things only as they are now. Let’s choose to consistently see potential and pursue it even when it seems impossible. Let’s not be content with the work that has been done, but continue on.

Let's flavor our speech and actions with hope this year.

The second meaning of our theme is for the fruit we have seen to become hope for the next woman considering a step of faith and transition. May the shoes displayed, stories shared, relationships built offer Hope for the Next One. Let’s continually celebrate those we are walking alongside because their steps are worth celebrating and because they are living inspirations to others. And by lifting them up, we may help someone tangibly see that the seemingly impossible is oh so possible.

She’s Somebody’s Daughter will be a culture of hope this year. We choose never to give up hope, and we consistently extend hope to those who may have lost it. Join us in our Hope for the Next One!

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