Justice Spotlight: Brynne
As women of faith, a Tirzah woman finds her heart beating at the mention of justice and righteousness. For the fall launch of Tirzah Magazine, we found it fitting to share an interview that we recently had with a young woman, Brynne, whose heart not only beats for justice and righteousness, but also pursues it with her foundation Hope for Moldova.
What is the vision and future for Hope for Moldova?
Hope for Moldova currently supports three girls in Moldova and does domestic outreaches to women in sex slavery. Our goals are to expand our reach to more orphans. Another dream of mine is to open a home for victims of human trafficking in Turkey. Many Moldovans are trafficked to Turkey, where prostitution is legal.
How did Hope for Moldova start?
To be honest, I had no idea where Moldova was until my church presented a mission trip to go to Moldova and teach English at a camp. I thought that would be a cool opportunity so I signed up. I was 16 at the time and I didn't have the money required to go, so I started fundraising. God was so good and provided for all my needs.
During that trip I learned about all the problems orphans face in Moldova. That summer trip really opened my eyes.
Over the next few months, back in America, I researched Moldova and the orphan care system there. In Moldova, orphans can leave the system at age 16. That struck me hard.
Orphans become very vulnerable to human trafficking once they leave the orphanage, through scam job offers mostly.
At this point, I knew I had to do something. So at 17 years old I founded Hope for Moldova. Hope for Moldova desires to see orphans cared for, while reaching them with the Good News of Jesus.
What is your favorite passage/verse/story from the Bible?
One of my favorite passages from the Bible is from 2 Timothy 2:13. "If we are faithless, he remains faithful— for he cannot deny himself." This verse reminds me that even when I do mess up, God is always faithful.
What is something God is currently teaching you?
One thing God is currently teaching me is that I can rest in Him. Since I am in school and working part-time and running Hope for Moldova, my life is pretty busy. When I find rest in Him, I am refreshed.
If you could tell your 18-year-old self something, what would it be?
If I could tell my 18-year-old self something, it would probably be to keep pursuing Jesus. While that sounds simple, pursuing Christ changes everything.
What does a set-apart young woman look like to you?
How do you balance everything going on in your life?
What are your future plans after college?
My plan after college is to get a Masters in Social Work and move to Moldova.
How can other believers help support and lift up Hope for Moldova?
Other believers can do two main things to support Hope for Moldova: pray or give. We covet your prayers. Pray for our girls, pray for me to make wise decisions, pray for our volunteer team, and pray for the ladies we reach in our domestic outreaches. As far as giving goes, we do sell things through our website www.hope4moldova.com, or you can give directly through our website. We are a tax-exempt organization.
Don't forget to follow Hope for Moldova on Facebook to keep up with Brynne and Hope for Moldova!