#blogHOPE 2014 Team Member - Mo Isom

Today we are excited to announce another #blogHOPE team member - Mo Isom! She first worked with Sole Hope last year on a documentary - and now she'll be back with the bloggers trip next month!

Mo Isom is a professional speaker, writer and on-camera personality. The 24-year-old former All-American goalkeeper for the LSU women's soccer team was also the first female to ever train with and tryout for an SEC, Division I men's football team. While her collegiate athletic career was marked by many incredible highs, her personal life was riddled with many life-changing lows. Isom battled and overcame an eating disorder, unexpectedly lost her father to suicide, and almost lost her own life in a horrific car accident--all within the span of a few short years. But the mountains and valleys of Isom's life ultimately led her into a radical and passionate relationship with Jesus Christ. It is now Mo's heart to share the message of hope that saved her broken life to a generation of broken and lost souls. She is passionate about encouraging others to live boldly--despite their circumstances.

While Isom was working as on-camera talent in a documentary with Next Step Ministries in February of 2013, she worked alongside Sole Hope for a day of filming and had the humbling privilege of participating in a jigger removal in the bush of Bulambuli. Though the Next Step crew had visited several other ministries during their time in Africa, none had captured Mo's heart quite like Sole Hope. While the impossible language barrier, painful jigger removals, risky conditions and overwhelming need would likely drive anyone away from serving in such a capacity, it was those exact conditions that drew Mo in. The smiles of relief that danced across the faces of the children and community members being served were some of the most impactful and raw truths Mo had ever witnessed--and she eagerly awaits encountering those radical truths again.

Follow Mo on her blog, Instagram, and Twitter.