Advent 2023: Restoring Hope

“On that day the Lord their God will rescue his people, just as a shepherd rescues his sheep. They will sparkle in his land like jewels in a crown.” – Zechariah 9:16

Advent 2023: Restoring Hope

This Advent, Hope is working to restore hope and provide care for survivors of human trafficking in Iowa. All money will be used to provide things like working with community health care partners and law enforcement to create a permanent crises services program for survivors; assist with the purchasing of eight affordable transitional housing units that will serve survivors; and other critical areas of care to help survivors on their journeys to restoration. 

Advent 2023

How to Get Involved


Hope’s goal is to raise $500,000 that will enable our mission partner, Dorothy’s House, to restore hope in the lives of countless women and children in Iowa coming out of human trafficking, and continue their work to bring an end to human trafficking in Iowa.  You can give online here, via the labeled donation buckets at your Hope campus, or by texting ADVENT and the dollar amount to 515-219-9093 (example: texting “ADVENT 50” donates $50 to the Advent Project).

As a part of this year’s Advent Project, we are collecting necessary items (new, not used) that will be placed in bags and are ready to be given to survivors as they come out of trafficking. Bring your donations to Hope and place them in the designated boxes by Dec. 17. 

Needed items (new, not used):

  • Women’s Leggings (size M, L, XL & 2XL)
  • Sweatshirts/Hoodies (size M, L, XL & 2XL)
  • Women’s Pajamas (size M, L, XL & 2XL)
  • Slippers/Socks
  • Women’s Underwear
  • Regular size shampoo, conditioner and body wash
  • Deodorant
  • Razors
  • Face Wash


Please be praying for these survivors and their children. Pray for the work being done by our mission partner, Dorothy’s House, as well as all of the others throughout the country. Pray for all the victims of human trafficking who have not yet made it out, and for their paths to restoration. Pray that God’s goodness will prevail and bring an end to these horrors. Pray and ask God how he may be calling you to give towards this project – both financially and through opportunities to serve. And, ultimately, pray that God’s will and his desire for this project will be done, and that hope will be restored in the lives of countless mothers and children!


There are several opportunities to serve, supporting survivors in a variety of ways. If you’d like to learn more about ways to serve with Dorothy’s House, please visit the Dorothy’s House volunteer page!