February 17, 2021
Raleigh Sadler is the Executive Director and Founder of Let My People Go and author of Vulnlerable: Rethinking Human Trafficking. Growing up in church, he talks about his experience with Christianity at a young age and how he never felt like he mined the depths of the Gospel. Raleigh reached a turning point in his faith journey where he started to look outside of himself and to his neighbor. He began to see that we can not just declare the gospel, we must declare and demonstrate the gospel.
Listen to hear Raleigh’s faith journey and the path God has laid for him in caring for the vulnerable through Let My People Go.
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Vulnerable: Rethinking Human Trafficking
By: Raleigh Sadler
- Human Trafficking Hotline: 1-888-373-7888
- International Justice Mission: https://www.ijm.org/
- Shared Hope International: https://sharedhope.org/
- National Center on Sexual Exploitation: https://endsexualexploitation.org/
- Polaris Project: https://polarisproject.org/
February 3, 2021
S2E7 Part 2 of 2
In the second of this two part series, Sara Beth continues her interview with Manny and Jillian Prieto. As a recap, together the Prieto’s have four children, including two through adoption after a long period of foster care. In this episode Manny and Jillian share more information about fostering and adoption, share advice for families looking to foster and adopt and offer encouragement to those who are on this journey. Listen through to the end to hear from some special show guests!
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January 20, 2021
In the first episode of this two part series, Sara Beth interviews Manny and Jillian Prieto. Manny is the Director of Operations at 127 Worldwide. Together the Prieto’s have four children, including two through adoption after a long period of foster care.
Together they share their story of foster care and adoption and how the grace of God ultimately has led them to where they are now as a family. Listen to their transparency and honesty as parents and how the gospel drives and guides their lives.
- Have any comments or questions? Email Simply127@127worldwide.org
- Article on the Prieto’s answering the call to foster and adopt: Gathered: How one family answered the call of community. In choosing to adopt, the Prietos committed to upholding the dignity of a whole family.
January 6, 2021
In this Simply127 Podcast Season 2 episode, Sara Beth has a conversation with Odongo Geoffrey (Geoffrey) from Acres of Hope Uganda. This conversation was recorded between the two, who are oceans apart. There may be slight pauses due to internet connectivity. This podcast was also pieced together from a much longer conversation, that was narrowed down into a few short clips. Listen to hear Geoffrey’s amazing faith journey and life story.
Continuing with the theme of how the Gospel is central to the work of 127 Worldwide, Geoffrey, local leader who lives in Northern Uganda, shares how his life experiences and relationship with Christ prepared him to start and run Acres of Hope Uganda.
Growing up in war torn Uganda, Geoffrey faced tremendous challenges as a child. Orphaned at a young age, he was left without a home and lived along the Nile River. He shares the difficulties he faced until one day when a missionary came to plant a church, took notice of Geoffrey and then advocated for him.
Geoffrey faced some of life's most difficult challenges, yet his story paints a picture of how God delivered him and is using him today through his ministry at Acres of Hope Uganda.
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Acres of Hope Uganda
More show notes with Ugandan civil war history.
December 16, 2020
In this episode, Sara Beth continues her conversation with Michele Suffridge, Executive Director of Refugee Hope Partners. One of 127 Worldwide’s key distinctives is healthy engagement that encourages empowerment and preserves human dignity. This episode takes a deeper dive into this topic as Sara Beth and Michele discuss healthy engagement with vulnerable communities. Michele shares her journey of working with the vulnerable and how Refugee Hope Partners engages with refugee families in healthy ways.
Refugee Hope Partners
When Helping Hurts
Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert
December 2, 2020
In this episode, Sara Beth has a conversation with Michele Suffridge. Michele is the Executive Director of Refugee Hope Partners. Refugee Hope Partners exists to love refugee neighbors with the hope of the gospel in partnership with the local church.
Michele, mom of 5 kids, shares her story of parenthood, adoption and how God made connections in her life to minister to refugees. She discusses how God opened doors to start Refugee Hope Partners and how Covid-19 has impacted our refugee neighbors this past year. Listen to hear God’s activity in Michele’s life and how she responded.
November 18, 2020
In episode 22, Sara Beth continues the discussion on how we are motivated by the gospel and how the gospel is central to the work of 127 Worldwide. The guest in this episode is Ashok Nachnani. Ashok is a husband, father, foster dad and member of the 127 Worldwide board of directors.
In this episode you will hear how Ashok tangibly lives out James 1:27 by fostering and the giving of his time, talents and financial gifts. He also shares his testimony and about his life changing trip to Kenya with his teenage daughter. Listen to his story to see how God uses the lives of ordinary people to advance his kingdom.
Have any questions? Email Simply127@127worldwide.org
November 4, 2020
In Episode 21, Sara Beth interviews Tony Merida, Pastor for Preaching and Vision at Imago Dei Church in Raleigh, NC. He is also a seminary professor and author who has taught and written a great deal on the idea of developing a theology of justice.
Tony shares his story of adoption, how Christians are uniquely positioned to care for the vulnerable and biblical justice versus social justice. Sara Beth and Tony also discuss short term missions, the importance of working with organizations that partner with local leaders, and where to start on your journey to care for the orphan, widow and vulnerable.
September 16, 2020
Sara Beth wraps up season one of the podcast by sharing two of the most downloaded episodes and giving updates on 127 Worldwide and their partner ministries.
July 21, 2020
Andee Hart founded Hart Design Co. to help fund domestic and international adoptions. Listen how God is teaching her through her community and her church to authentically live out James 1:27 through using her passions and talents.