#blogHOPE 2014 Team Member - Wynne Elder

We are so excited to start introducing you to our #blogHOPE 2014 team! We will be announcing the team over the next few weeks, so make sure you check back to meet all of these amazing ladies.

First up we have Wynne! Wynne is the team leader - and we are so excited to have her back in Jinja! Make sure you check out #blogHOPE to follow the journey of Wynne and the rest of the team! You can also follow the team's blogs on bloghope.org!

Wynne is a west Texas girl married to her best friend wildly chasing after God’s plan for her life. She’s an incredibly blessed adoptive momma to the most beautiful Ethiopian babies she knows, Camp + Asher. Her blog, gloriously ruined, is a place where stories are told, hope is given, and the firm belief that anybody can change the world is spoken. Wynne’s own life was gloriously ruined by her trips to visit and love on orphans in Africa, and she’s using her stories and voice to encourage others to step out of their comfort zone and be ruined too. A true connoisseur of the boho hippie headband, you can always find her trying to “purchase with purpose”, rocking her noonday collection accessories, and drinking Ethiopian coffee. 

I am so thrilled to be a part of this #blogHOPE trip to Jinja, Uganda in March.  I met and became friends with Asher Collie through an adoptive mom retreat several years ago, and have followed her and her families story and journey with Sole Hope ever since.  This past summer, my husband and I had the opportunity to visit the Collies in Jinja, and got to see where all the Sole Hope shoe making action happens.  My heart has been stirred since watching this family see a need, and go meet it, and I want to be a part of it too.  Having traveled to serve Ugandans several times over the past few years, I know firsthand how jiggers are affecting them in their daily lives.  I am honored to get to spend time with Sole Hope, serving their people, and telling their stories.  I hope to be a catalyst to move others to act on their behalf.  To quote the shoe party section on the website, "not everyone can do everything, but we can all do something".  I hope more peoples eyes are opened to this great need, and I hope they are empowered to act!


Connect with Wynne on her blogInstagram, and Twitter!