• Garret Martin
  • December 24, 2015

Mission, Vision, Values

Mission

Hosea’s Heart exists to empower the girls of Swaziland to achieve freedom from sexual abuse and hope for a better future by serving their physical, emotional and spiritual needs through a holistic, restorative process.

 

Vision

Through the values of our Christian faith, we aim to restore hope and healing for sexually abused or at-risk young women, serving as an active and vocal community that embodies social justice.

Values

Faith-in the power of unity and compassion and in the mercy and forgiveness of God-is the cornerstone of our hope for a future of freedom for the girls of Swaziland.

With relentless love, we actively strive to embody the compassionate model of Christ- to lift up the brokenhearted, to speak on behalf of the voiceless, and to love deeply even those who have hurt us.

Through partnering-in hands and in spirit-with the people of Swaziland, we are committed to grow our families, our local community of friends and colleagues, and ultimately, the global community together to eliminate sexual abuse of Swazi girls.

Restoration and healing will be achieved through a holistic healing approach: physical protection through safe housing, economic security through hands-on workshops, emotional stability through encouraging community, and spiritual growth through a renewed purpose for living.

Given the sensitive nature of our cause, the ambassadors of Hosea Heart will devote special care to respecting the dignity of those we serve. With determined integrity, Hosea’s Heart will hold itself to the highest ethical and financial standards, effectively and efficiently leveraging its material and nonmaterial resources to fulfill its mission of empowering the girls of Swaziland.

Our Pillars: Renew, Rebuild, Restore

Renewing the Faith

“I say to God my Rock, Why have You forgotten me? Why must I go about mourning, oppressed by the enemy?”
-Psalm 42:9

For women who have been abused and forsaken, it is imperative that we renew their trust in God. We serve a God who does not abandon but relentlessly pursues His creation. This renewal of broken trust in God is the cornerstone of healing, restoration, and new life; and it is the center of our mission. Through Scripture-based study, discussion, teaching, and sharing, Hosea’s Heart seeks to facilitate healing for the girls in our home.

Rebuilding the Ruins

“The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release for the prisoners… to comfort all who mourn, and provide for them… to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes.”
-Isaiah 61:1-3

As the Lord called Isaiah, so He has called Hosea’s Heart to rebuild the broken hearts and the ruined hopes of the girls of Swaziland. The physical rebuilding of a renovated home lays the foundation for the mission of taking the ruined remains of joys and dreams to rebuild them into something promising and beautiful.

Restoring a Future of Hope

“The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures, leads me beside quiet waters, and restores my soul.”
-Psalm 23:1-3

Restoration of the soul is what every girl who has been used, abused, and broken really needs, and it is what Hosea’s Heart ultimately provides as hands humbly used by God. Through education, skills building, and, most importantly, fostering a relationship with Jehova-Raah, the Lord our Shepherd, Hosea’s Heart gives the girls of Swaziland a chance to envision a bright future, where they are capable and worthy of success. This hope cannot be achieved, however, without your hands and contributions!

“Please, make me something,” rings the cry of an eighteen year-old girl in Swaziland, Africa who remains bound in her current life of prostitution just to survive. Her plea is one of an entire gender and generation of girls abused, left behind, and forgotten. Our non-profit organization, Hosea’s Heart, answers this call through our mission “to empower the girls of Swaziland to achieve freedom from sexual abuse and hope for a better future.”

Who is Hosea?

Hosea is a prophet in the Old Testament whom God commanded to pursue and marry a prostitute as a reflection of God’s passionate love for His beloved children and pursuit of Israel. This biblical story is brought to life in Francine Rivers’ brilliant novel called Redeeming Love, articulating the heart and mission of a man who pursued a prostitute with great passion, zeal, and resolve. The message of Redeeming Love parallels the foundation of Hosea’s Heart in such a perfectly beautiful way. Built upon Hosea’s unselfish love to pursue an unfaithful wife, Hosea’s Heart embodies this same love by pursuing the abused and at risk girls in Swaziland, offering them opportunities to seize freedom and a reason to hope.

Based on President Mary-Kate Martin’s experiences working with 12-17 year-old prostitutes in Swaziland, she noted: “These girls are difficult to help; everyone knows it, and that’s why nothing has been done for them. People constantly told me, ‘You can’t help them. It’s too difficult. It’s not worth it.’ Not worth it? Yes, that is the attitude towards these women — the attitude that has tainted their view of love and trust. Because of this, these girls will not ask for help, they will not come to you, to anyone for help. They have learned to live on their own, selling their bodies to stay alive. Therefore, you must to go them.”
Help us take up the heart of Hosea in passionate pursuit of the broken and hopeless to bring them to a place of hope and healing.

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