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 relationship, sexual, and identity issues. We also equip pastors, counselors, and lay people to effectively walk 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, retreats, resources, and missions outreach. Janelle conducts her professional counseling through Janelle Hallman & Associates.
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:
Janelle is a speaker and teacher with a global resume. Visit the Retreats & Conferences page to find out more about Janelle’s topics and schedule. Highlights include:
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. Continue Reading…
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. Continue Reading…
Healing a Mother’s Heart Level II is a three-day small group experience with other mothers who have already attended a Healing a Mother’s Heart Retreat. Continue Reading…
The Heart of Female Same-Sex Attraction
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. Continue Reading…
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 homosexualitand 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.
How you can Support the Ministry of Desert Hope and Janelle Hallman Support Janelle by partnering in prayer or donating to Desert Hope Ministry. Receive our newsletter and prayer updates by signing up online.