“Everyone has scars. They may be outside like mine, or they may be deep inside, hidden from the rest of the world. But God wants to redeem every scar and buy back everything that has been taken from you. He can turn your scars into beauty marks!”Jen Barrick
Hope Out Loud is a non-profit ministry whose mission is to celebrate and communicate the hope and healing of Jesus Christ.
While driving home from church late one night in 2006, the Barrick family was struck head-on by a drunk driver. Andy, Linda, Jen and Josh sustained life-threatening injuries.
At 15 years old, Jen Barrick was not expected to live through the night, but God miraculously intervened. She was in a coma for five weeks and the doctors warned that she would probably emerge from her coma cursing and screaming in confusion. Instead, Jen prayed out loud and sang praise songs.
Though Jen couldn’t remember simple math equations, she knew every word to every praise song and every Scripture she had hidden in her heart. This vivacious and grateful teenager, who was once a quiet, deep-thinker, is now expressing her passion for God out loud to everyone she meets.
Today Andy, Linda, Jen and Josh Barrick are a testament to God’s loving care when life feels unfair. Whether it’s through speaking engagements, bestselling books, or inspirational DVDs, God is using the Barrick family to give hope to hurting people as they share their miraculous story of healing in the aftermath of personal tragedy.
Since December 2013, we are pleased to offer Hope Out Loud, the Barrick family's daily, 1-minute radio program. Hope Out Loud features the voices of either Andy, Linda, Jen or Josh, who reach out to your radio audience with words of compassion born out of their own beauty-from-ashes experience.
The program is professionally produced, but it bears the marks of authenticity, vulnerability, and compassion. The Barricks want your audience to know that there is reason to Hope Out Loud. And that message of hope rings loud and clear as the Barrick family also prays Scripture over your listeners.
To learn more about their ministry, visit www.hopeoutloud.com
Hope Out Loud is available through both Amb-OS delivery and FTP.