Sole Hope was created as a result of Asher’s broken heart and deep desire to help these African children who were suffering from jiggers. She is a professional photographer, a fabulous mom, devoted wife, and a wildly creative woman with a deep Christian faith.
Her passion is palpable; and it has only increased after her first trip to Uganda and Zambia in spring 2010, where she set up businesses sewing closed toe shoes for children there.
How does she pull this off? Her deep faith, can-do attitude, and help from friends and supporters.
“I am passionate because how can you NOT be when you look into the eyes of a hurting child. My number one goal as a mom is to have my children grow up with hearts committed to God; children that value serving others, and value every single life. I have a passion for children, especially those in difficult situations and for children in other countries who have no voice, and sometimes no one to look after them,” she said.
What will Sole Hope’s future hold? Asher hopes Sole Hope will impact hundreds of thousands, perhaps millions of people. She wants children to know the importance of wearing closed toe shoes and actually have a pair to wear. She dreams that hundreds of men and women across the world will have steady jobs to support their families. She wants people on the opposite side of the world to know they are loved and cared for by their Creator.
“I want to enable others to dream and to have a dream. Maybe that means someone with a great idea...motivating them to start a life changing movement. Or, perhaps that is giving a job to a parent, who can now send their child to school, and that child can now become the doctor he wants to be. I want Sole Hope to change the world for hundreds of thousands, one person at a time,” she said.
When Asher’s not thinking about or working with Sole Hope (which is rare) she loves spending time with her family, enjoying the mountains in western North Carolina, drinking coffee, reading, travel, music, making things with her hands, and loving on her children.