New Video: Jackie Hill – DeadBeat [A Conversation with My Father] – Spoken Word
Artist: Jackie Hill
Poem: DeadBeat [A Conversation with My Father]
Spoken word artist Jackie Hill strikes a cord with many about the rejection and neglect from a father who was never there. The poem was performed at GRIP Outreach‘s For Youth Fundraising Gala in Chicago, Illinois.
Jackie Hill is on staff at GRIP as their Female Mentorship Coordinator.
At GRIP, we realize that the only thing that can fill the void in the life of a fatherless child is the love of God the Father. Our mission is to reach and connect at-risk youth to Christian “life-on-life” mentors and develop them holistically in Jesus Christ to the glory of God. As we mobilize an army of adults to model the love of Christ to teenagers who desperately need it, we are obeying God’s commandment in Isaiah 1:17 to “defend the cause of the fatherless.” And along the way, we’re extending to our youth an invitation to know their purpose and identity, and to experience an even greater love—the love of God, their creator.