How One Year Turned Into Three

How One Year Turned Into Three

On July 31st 2017 I said goodbye to friends and family as I prepared to leave for a county halfway around the world. I thought, “No worries everyone, I will only be gone for a year! A year will go by quickly, I will work hard, learn as much as I can about a new...
Night To Shine ︱ February 2020

Night To Shine ︱ February 2020

Sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation and hosted by International Baptist Church in Lusaka, Zambia To view all photos from the Night to Shine, click here! An artistic narrative based on the 2020 Night to Shine in Lusaka, Zambia.  Warm but excited, Mercy and I...
New Perspectives | A Mother’s Heart

New Perspectives | A Mother’s Heart

A mother’s perspective on her daughter moving to Zambia and joining the Special Hope Network team! My name is Melissa Svymbersky. I live in Champaign IL, and my daughter Lauren has been the Director of Education at SHN for almost 4 years. I have...
Holly in the United States

Holly in the United States

Thank you to everyone who opened your homes, hearts, and communities to create space for Holly Nelson as she visited with family, friends, and partners in the northeast! Below is a recap of her trip, and a few of the encouraging moments that it held. “I had a...