Standing With Hope is a Evangelical Christian non-profit, 501 c 3 organization. Standing With Hope’s mission statement is “Equipping Others to Stand With Hope in Jesus Christ.”
- Prosthetic limb outreach amputees in Ghana, West Africa. (started in 2005)
- Caregiver outreach to those caring for disabled, chronically ill, or elderly loved ones.
The prosthetic limb program of Standing With Hope draws from the journey of founder, Gracie Rosenberger, who lost both of her own legs. Gracie experienced a horrific car accident 32 years ago as a freshman at Nashville’s Belmont University. Seventy-eight operations later (including the amputation of both legs), Gracie’s passion to help her fellow amputees through ministry and mobility—continues to be the driving cause behind our work.
Recruiting prosthetists from around the country, Standing With Hope teaches and equips local workers within Ghana’s Ministry of Health to build and maintain prosthetic limbs for their own people (as well as from neighboring countries). For roughly the price of television, lives are changed—one leg at a time. If the patient cannot afford the co-pay for the limb charged by the clinic, then Standing With Hope will sponsor that limb. In a unique partnership with Tennessee-based Corrections Corporation of America, inmates at a Nashville prison volunteer to disassemble used prosthetic limbs we collect from around the country in order to reuse the feet, pylons, knees, connectors, and adaptors.[/caption]
In 2012, Standing With Hope launched an outreach to caregivers of disabled, elderly, or chronically-ill loved ones. This program is also deeply personal to Gracie and Peter Rosenberger. Peter, who has served as Gracie’s caregiver for 30 years, draws upon his lifetime of experience to offer a lifeline to those struggling to care for vulnerable loved one. Through his weekly radio show, books, and speaking events, Peter offer practical help to fellow caregivers, while imparting Biblical principles and pointing weary hearts to Christ. Peter regularly equips church leaders on effectively ministering to the vast (and growing) caregiving population.
From sponsoring a prosthetist, prostheses, or supplies—to sponsoring the radio show or caregiver seminars, Standing With Hope has numerous ways for churches, individuals, and organizations to participate in lifting others as we minister to wounded hearts and bodies through Mobility, Message, and Ministry.