A Wisconsin native and midwesterner by heart, the Lord gave Bekah a heart for serving women who have endured hardships, sexual exploitation, and trafficking in 2015 when she saw a red-light district firsthand. The summer before her senior year of high school, Bekah jumped on a plane with her dad and a local church for a short-term mission trip in Costa Rica. Originally, she had gone with the intent of serving children at an orphanage, but during a late-night restaurant run, the Lord opened Bekah’s eyes to another population she would be called to serve.
Bekah found Scarlet Hope online in 2017 and interned with the organization for a summer during college. After returning from her internship, the Lord continued to direct her path toward forming relationships and walking alongside women in hard situations. After graduating, she moved to Columbus and worked for 3.5 years at Freedom a la Cart, a social enterprise working with survivors of sex trafficking transitioning into sustainable employment.
Throughout her journey, God has continuously and lovingly shown her the true freedom that comes from the message of the Gospel and how true liberty can only be found in Christ. Bekah knows she can walk boldly into the darkness, being reminded by scripture that the Lord is near to those who call on Him (Psalm 145:18) and that we don’t need to be afraid, for our Father is pleased in giving us His Kingdom. (Luke 12:32).