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A Student and Her Mission: Free to Hope Ministries

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By Madison Nelson
Student, Honors College

Here at the Honors College at Grand Canyon University we have created an environment filled with excellence. Our students truly embrace the challenge in order to enrich their futures and Alyssa Walker is no exception. She began her career in the Honors College because she was drawn to the unique travel and mission trip opportunities. Alyssa said, “My favorite part about being in the Honors College has been the connections I’ve made, not just with my fellow Honors Lopes, but also with the faculty, even beyond the classroom.” Alyssa is a Hospitality Management major and is already turning what she’s learned in the classroom into action.

Alyssa has been blessed with the journey of a lifetime. She has created Free to Hope Ministries, an organization that serves as a voice for the voiceless and a beacon of hope for the hopeless who have been enslaved in the darkness of human trafficking. Free to Hope Ministries also hopes to equip and empower others to rise up and join the fight for their freedom, inspired by Esther 4:14: “Perhaps this is the moment for which you were created.”

Free to Hope Ministries has quite a few visions for the future. They hope to sponsor their own rescue and prevention homes, offer college scholarships for trafficking survivors, host events such as an annual Free to Hope Lantern Festival and more. The ultimate goal of Free to Hope is to spread contagious freedom and hope, however the Spirit leads them to do so.

This organization clearly had big visions for the future and you can get involved to help them make a difference. As a startup organization, the best ways to currently get involved are to follow their social media pages for ministry updates, purchase a “FREEDOM” t-shirt or make a donation to the Free to Hope fund. You can also reach out to them via email or social media pages for more info on opportunities to help with future campaigns, events, and projects. You can visit the website at freetohopeministries.org and find them on social media @freetohopeministries.

To learn more about joining the Honors College’s communities of ambitious servant leaders, visit our website or use the Request More Information button on this page.