We are thrilled to share some big changes with you regarding HopeHeals. As we have referenced since the beginning of this year, the 5th anniversary of the stroke seemed the perfect time to debut some totally new ideas, new missions, and new stories. We can't believe it's time to unveil it all this Monday, April 22 ("Katherine Lived Day")!
BIG CHANGES TO NOTE:
NEW WEBSITE -- we have re-envisioned what the Hope Heals website will look like and how it will function. We even got an easier-to-remember URL www.hopeheals.com (no dash!) We will launch the new site on this new URL this Monday, April 22. We will continue sharing our lives and story through a blog on this new, expanded website, but as we continue to see the growing need for stories of hope to be told, we wanted to move from telling just our story to other people's stories, including yours! We will be inviting the wisdom of guest blogging friends on Hope Heals, and we will engage the cycle of hope in some cool and creative ways through a new idea called the "Give Hope/Get Hope Campaign".
SHORT FILM -- as you may have heard, we were extremely blessed to be able to put together funds and the right professionals to shoot a short film of our story, from our perspective. We will be debuting the TRAILER for the short film, along with the new website launch this Monday, on www.hopeheals.com, then the full version of the short film around Mother's Day. More info to follow. The trailer, short film, and lots of extra footage will be rolled out over the coming months on our new Youtube Channel, which will also feature short devotional videos by us.
NON-PROFIT STATUS/MINISTRY -- our hearts and our efforts continue to be pulled in the direction of more full-time ministry through this unique platform that we have been given. We don't know exactly what that will look like, but we are excited to jump forward in faith. We do NOT yet have our 501(c)(3) status finalized, but we are getting close. Check out the Donation button on the new Hope Heals site for more information.
Thanks to the work of many dear friends and family who have helped us make these dreams a reality, of particular note, Jay's sister and graphic designer-extraordinairre, Alex Wolf, and our dear friend and short film director, DJ Viola. We could NOT have done all this without you guys. Many, many thanks from the bottom of our hearts.
God continues to astound us in the unexpected yet gracious ways that He works goodness out of our pain. It's been a messy but beautiful ride. And the journey continues...we hope you will join us.