Uplifting and encouraging biblical and spiritual insights into situations and circumstances that face all of us on a daily basis.
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, Andy, Linda, Jen and Josh Barrick were struck head-on by a drunk driver. Each member 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.
Hope Out Loud features the voices of either Andy, Linda, Jennifer or Josh, who simply reach out with words of compassion born out of their own beauty-from-ashes experience.