“I so enjoyed hearing you speak this wekend. It gave me such a new perspective. I feel closer to God and happier with myself as a woman. I am trying to let myself out of a cage I have had myself in for so many years. I have denied myself so much and have been my worst enemy for so long. But I know that God wants me to be free! Thank you so much. Your sharing gave me a big push in the right direction."
- A Woman from Indiana
"I can't begin to tell you how informative and insightful your CD's are, and how much they have helped me. I was surprised at the level of genuine concern for the well being of your clients expressed during your lectures, and the sincere heart felt desire that you have for them to heal and do well in their relationships. Your level of compassion for the women you were speaking about touched me deeply. That you for your incredible work!"
- A Woman from California
About Desert Hope Ministries
He will make the valley of trouble a door of hope. Hosea 2:15
Desert Hope Ministries is a non-profit 501(c) corporation, whose purpose is to extend God's love, truth and healing to men and women struggling with relational, sexual, and identity issues. We also equip pastors, counselors, and lay people to effectively come alongside individuals and families lost in the shame and confusion of personal brokenness. Desert Hope's goal is to bring a fresh and relevant message of hope and renewal to the evangelical church on God's design for relationships, intimacy, sexuality, and gender. Desert Hope's vision is to see men and women restored to their truest identities in Christ in order to fulfill their original design and call for the sake of God's Kingdom.
Desert Hope was initially formed to provide a support base and covering for Janelle Hallman's conferences, speaking engagements and missions outreaches. For more information on Janelle, visit her site. Since its inception in 2000, Desert Hope has successfully raised the funds and recruited hundreds of volunteers and support staff to launch numerous projects and accomplishments, including:
Speaking and Conference Ministry
Janelle is a speaker and teacher with a global resume. Visit her Speaking and Missions page to find out more about Janelle’s topics and schedule. Highlights include:
Restoring the Glory is a conference produced, promoted and sponsored by Desert Hope Ministries. The purpose of the conference is to provide a dynamic message of God's truth surrounding our inherent glory as image bearers, real relationships, authentic sexuality, and meaningful intimacy. Janelle is the Coordinating Director and main speaker for this event. Read More about Restoring the Glory Conference...
Healing a Mother's Heart is an intensive three-day small group experience with other mothers (up to 10) of daughters with same-sex attraction. Because of Janelle’s extensive experience with these women, she is uniquely positioned to help mothers (and fathers) understand the nature of their daughter’s issues as well as heal or strengthen their relationship with their daughter.
Healing a Parent's Heart is an intensive three-day small group experience with other parents (up to 15 couples) of children with same-sex attraction. Because of Janelle’s extensive experience with these women, she is uniquely positioned to help parents understand the nature of their child’s issues as well as heal or strengthen their relationship with their daughter.
Products by Janelle Hallman
Perhaps one of Desert Hope's most amazing feats, is the full funding and support of Janelle's long-term writing project. She started over five years ago on a manuscript for counselors on female homosexuality. After years of interviewing, researching, writing and re-writing, the book, The Heart of Female Same-Sex Attraction: A Comprehensive Counseling Resource (2008, InterVarsity Press) is finally here. It was an amazing miracle to see God's hand in providing the funding and just the right people to influence and support her along the way. It was truly a team effort made up of givers, prayers, sharers, researchers, typers, proofreaders, editors, encouragers, supporters and lovers! While it has gained the support and interest of many, the book is primarily intended for mental health professionals and educators. However, the book is reader-friendly and can also serve as an indispensable guide for clergy, lay counselors, mentors, friends and especially family members of women with same-sex attraction. And lastly, but perhaps most importantly, this book is dedicated to and for the women who are themselves struggling or looking for greater understanding into their lives. To order this ground-breaking book visit Desert Hope’s store.
Over the years, Desert Hope as produced, packaged and marketed many of Janelle's lectures. These valuable resources are have made available to professional therapists, lay counselors, parents of homosexual daughters, women who struggle with female homosexuality, and men and women in general seeking to understand and live within God's design for authentic sexuality and real relationships. They are available for purchase in Desert Hope’s store.