the Hope of Survivors

Letter from the Vice President—Samantha Nelson

(From the April 2015 edition of HopeSpeak)

Dear Hope of Survivors Family, 

This April newsletter is coming to you a little earlier than usual because Steve and I will be traveling the last part of March and first part of April. March 26-29, we will be exhibiting at the Mid-America ASI Convention in Kansas City, KS. Steve will also be sharing a few messages of hope and healing while we are there. If you’re in the area, please come see us. You can find the details on the Calendar page.

From KS, we will travel to Shiprock, NM, where we will be exhibiting and Steve will, once again, be sharing messages of hope and healing as the main speaker for this outreach event to the Navajo people. Our stay in NM will also include time spent training volunteers there who are willing to start a branch of The Hope of Survivors on the Navajo Reservation. Please pray for this endeavor, as it is so critical for these people to get help and to come to know the Lord as a God of love and healing.

In addition to a great article by Robert Peck on Surviving Tragedy, there’s also a special feature in this newsletter you will NOT want to miss! It’s an interview with a couple who attended a program at the Renewal Center. I think it will bless you and encourage you, especially if you’re still struggling with the effects of clergy sexual abuse in your own life and marriage.

This week alone, I have received two requests for scholarships for victims to attend a program at the Renewal Center. Unfortunately, we do not have any funds on hand to apply to these scholarships. If you or someone you know would be interested in sponsoring these victims, please let me know. You can email me at, or make your donation online. Thank you!

The Renewal Center is still for sale but please don’t be confused—we WILL continue to operate a Renewal Center wherever God leads us, as the need for one is very great. Please do not think this part of The Hope of Survivors’ services is being discontinued—it’s NOT! We simply need a more convenient (access to airports, etc.) and affordable location.

Thank you for your prayers and support as we continue to fulfill the command Christ gave us to “bind up the brokenhearted.” (Isaiah 61:1)

God bless you,
Samantha Nelson
Vice President & CEO

The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart...Psalms 34:18