Hometown: Merritt Island, Fla.
Ward is serving as the refugee women’s advocacy coordinator for Refuge and Hope International in Kampala, which is directed by CBF field personnel Jade and Shelah Acker. She has initiated a new project that provides services to refugee women affected by violence and trafficking, involving community advocacy through refugee churches, strengthening women’s empowerment initiatives of education and vocational training, and opening a temporary emergency shelter for young female refugees who are either trafficked to Kampala or who arrive alone and have nowhere else to go.
“I am grateful to my CBF family for their prayers and financial support. I would appreciate prayers for strength, discernment, direction and for doors to open for partnerships in Uganda with local NGOs. I also would appreciate people to pray for the holistic rehabilitation of young girls and women affected by intimate partner violence and trafficking ‒ pray that they would know and understand they are loved by God, cared for by their community and have a purpose for their lives.”