The Hope Narrative is a faith-based infertility support conference presented by Sarah's Laughter in Baton Rouge, LA.
August 30-31, 2019
The Annex at Healing Place Church
19202 Highland Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
The Hope Narrative is TWO DAYS
Friday: 2 PM to 9 PM • Saturday: 8:30 AM to 2 PM
Kelly & Desiree Hayes
Kelly & Desiree are marriage pastors in Orlando, Florida. We are thrilled to have them as our keynote speakers.
Breakout & Corporate Sessions:
Let There Be…
Brotherhood • Healing • Hope • Joy No Matter What • Laughter • LIFE • Options Panel • (im)Possibilities • Powerful Prayer • Strength to Endure • Trust
There will also be a memorial service with a butterfly release to honor the lives of babies lost to miscarriage, stillbirth, and embryos lost in the IVF process.
Sharlena is part of our Options Panel. Once she struggled with infertility. Now she’s serving as a gestational carrier.
Ashton is one of our Options Panel speakers. Her infertility story includes embryo adoption.
Brittany is part of our Options Panel. She won an INVOcell™ procedure at a Baby Steps Fun Run, and that resulted in the first INVOcell™ baby born in Louisiana.
Paulette has served as a missionary in Kenya and India. She’s our breakout speaker for Let There Be POWERFUL PRAYER.
After multiple failed transfers, Katie tried ERA testing—and that changed everything. Katie is on our Options Panel.
Beth & Jason are the founders of Sarah’s Laughter. They are speaking in the Let There Be HOPE breakout session.
Katie is on our Options Panel. After two failed IVF cycles, she turned to an egg donor. Then, she had an unexpected biological pregnancy.
Kelly & Desiree are marriage pastors in Orlando, Florida. We are thrilled to have them as our keynote speakers. They are also doing a breakout on Let There Be STRONG MARRIAGES.
Shannon is doing our Let There Be TRUST breakout session. She describes herself as a wife of 15 years, fur mom, sister, introvert, and most importantly in love with Jesus! She has been dealing with infertility for 15 years due to endometriosis, hypothyroidism, PCOS, and a pelvic spasm condition. She’s believing God for her promised miracle children! Shannon is the founder of Embrace Bravery, a blogger, and speaker. She is passionate for women to break free from the brokenness of infertility and experience Jesus in a whole new way. Shannon is the leader of the Sarah's Laughter/Embrace Bravery Support Group in Tallahassee, Florida.
Melissa is the author of the book No Bun in the Oven. She’s speaking at our breakout session Let There Be (IM)POSSIBILITIES
Sandy is a dedicated advocate and powerful voice for the growing community of women who are unable to have children. Her personal struggles with infertility and firsthand realization of the lack of support and assistance for childless women led her to launch TheChildlessLife.com, a blog dedicated to women for whom children are no longer an option. By sharing her own story and empowering other women to do the same, Sandy has created a network of compassion and support for those moving toward acceptance as a childless woman. In 2018, she partnered with World Childless Week and was instrumental in motivating Louisiana and Baton Rouge to become the first U.S. state and city to officially recognize World Childless Week. As a result, she was selected as a World Childless Week Champion.
Sandy is a powerhouse in the Childless Community. She’s our breakout speaker for Let There Be JOY NO MATTER WHAT.
Michelle is one the leaders of our ENDURE Support Group in Baton Rouge. She serves women who have endured an extended period of infertility and/or recurrent loss, where options are limited, time is of the essence, and decisions carry more weight. She’s our breakout speaker for Let There Be STRENGTH TO ENDURE.
Sabrina is leading two breakout sessions: Let There Be LAUGHTER and Let There Be HEALING.
Sabrina provides faith based counseling to women and couples who are experiencing infertility, have had a reproductive loss (miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth, terminating a wanted pregnancy, hysterectomy, etc.), or after the loss of an infant after birth. She offers compassionate care to help heal and mend the feelings of brokenness, grief, shame, and isolation which often create strain and stress in her clients’ lives. She is a Registered Family and Marriage Therapist Intern in the state of Florida and is a graduate of Liberty University.
Sabrina is no stranger to infertility and knows firsthand the difficulties that come with the journey. She enjoys speaking and teaching and is known for her relaxed, down to earth style that makes the unbearable more bearable. She’s obsessed with café con leche, birthday cake, and Disney. More information about Sabrina can be found at www.lullabyhopes.com.
Okey & Hannah are the founders of the ministry Born to Belong, serving those touched by infertility, adoption, and foster care. Okey is doing a breakout session just for men entitled Let There Be BROTHERHOOD. Hannah is doing a breakout on the power of our words: Let There Be LIFE.