Heartfelt Gratitude

On Friday, April 5, United Methodist Women of Brentwood UMC hosted their 11th Singer/Songwriter Night. Harper Hill Global (HHG) was the recipient of this year’s proceeds which will benefit our premier initiative – the Women Arise Network –  who focuses on communicating for peace, dignity and health in DRCongo, Uganda, and Nigeria. From this work, we are developing a model of communications that can be implemented anywhere in the world.

As the founder of HHG, I am overwhelmed by the support shown to us. The venue was packed, the music was superb and desserts…well…my personal favorite was the carrot cake! Can I please have the recipe? I want to personally thank Pat Fleming, who coordinated this year’s event, and the team of unseen angels who cooked, cleaned, decorated, promoted, and sold tickets. Your efforts make it possible for other women (whom you may never meet) to arise from the societal problems they face and live their best lives. Their families and communities are all positively affected.

“Women Arise” was released at the event as the anthem for the Network, and was written and performed by Sherry Cothran and Kim McLean. The verse-stories offer snapshots of the ways that human spirit is diminished by oppression. I hope you all will listen to the song and share it!

Robby Hicks (my sweet husband) brought his great wit, touching lyrics (let’s not think about booger man, lol)  and music. Please be sure to check out all of the artists and follow them on social media!

Thank you, Jason’s Deli (Franklin Road), for giving 15% of proceeds last night to HHG and helping women arise! You modeled how businesses can partner with faith-based groups to support concerns that affect everyone. We need more of you!

The HHG team – here in Nashville and in Africa – is giving their time because they believe in the power of communications to create a better world. HHG – what it is and what it is becoming – is the product of our energies coming together to inform and co-create with God. I thank God for you each day.

Communication affects all we do and become. What we share can help others find peace, health and dignity. How we share in this age is unparalleled with any other point in time. We can reach tens, hundreds, thousands and millions with information that can change their lives. Watch HHG for updates and please share our resources with others.

Be sure to follow us on Facebook to see video and pics from the event.

More love! Neelley

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About N. Neelley Hicks

A pioneer in the use of ICTs for global communications, Neelley inspires others through building and teaching solutions that are affordable, appropriate and available within remote settings - particularly in Africa and the Philippines.
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