Hope Shows produces nonprofit events, campaigns and other resources designed to infuse the light and hope of the Gospel message in to dark and difficult circumstances, with an emphasis on prison concerts and benefit events on behalf of prison ministry.
“Remember those in prison as if you were their fellow prisoners.”
– Hebrews 13:3
Since founding Hope Shows in 2009, Robyn Florian and the Hope Shows team have produced numerous benefit events featuring contemporary Christian music (CCM) artists downhere, Sara Groves, Jenny Simmons of Addison Road, Aaron Shust, Laura Story and Remedy Drive, two prison concerts and a community benefit run to raise funds for a young lady’s medical expenses through HelpHOPELive.
CCM favorite, Sara Groves, and her band performed at the first Hope Shows prison concert, held December 12, 2009, at Lincoln Correctional Center in Lincoln, IL, a women’s medium-security facility. Sara and band performed two, one-hour concerts for a total of 500 women in the 1018-capacity prison. Their hearts for the ladies of LCC made a lasting impact on the prison community. The release of – and resulting publicity from – Sara’s “O Holy Night” Tour Live: The Prison Show CD, brought the prison ministry conversation to a national level through interviews aired on K-LOVE and other Christian media outlets.
Jenny Simmons, formerly of Addison Road, performed for the women at Greenville Federal Correctional Institution’s minimum-security camp in December 2011. The event proved transformational for the ladies in attendance, Jenny and our Hope Shows team.
Christian music radio serves as a key partner in the preparation, production and follow through related to Hope Shows events and prison outreach initiatives. Christian radio stations assist in the promotion of benefit events, prison concerts, Bible and book drives and other prison ministry support needs. D.J’s and other station representatives participate in the in-prison events, visiting with inmates before and after the show as the inmates enter and exit the concert. And Christian radio programming provides one option for post-event follow up, connecting inmates with an ongoing Christian community accessible from prison.
In response to the need for additional follow up resources, Hope Shows now provides Christ-centered materials to prison libraries, including books by best-selling authors Beth Moore, Karen Kingsbury, Francis Chan and John Eldredge, and Christian music CD’s (as allowed by minimum security facilities).
Hope Shows also assists other nonprofit organizations with the production of benefit events and communications campaigns designed to raise awareness and funds on behalf of individuals, families and communities in need.
Hope Shows values partnership … with nonprofit organizations, Christian radio, community networks and corporations seeking to support communities in need. We welcome new opportunities to advance hope where it’s most needed.Contact Hope Shows