Our Vision:

To see a world free from brokenness and oppression.

Our Mission:

To rescue, restore, equip, and empower throughout the world.

Our Purpose:

The purpose of I Will Stand International is to preach the good news to the poor, bind up the brokenhearted, proclaim freedom for the captives, release prisoners from darkness, proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor, comfort all who mourn, provide for all who grieve, bestow crowns of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. That our team and people will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor. That we will restore devastated places and ruined cities that have been devastated for generations (Isaiah 61:1-4). Specifically, the purpose is to bring hope and healing through the intimate knowledge of Jesus as well as to provide basic necessities such as food, clothing, shelter, medical, and opportunities for education, skill development, and/or employment. The extent to which this purpose is fulfilled varies by region. .

Our Values:


Know Truth.

Live surrendered.

Walk in obedience.

Pray and Fast.

Be intentional.

Love beyond reason.

Operate in excellence.

Overflow with generosity.

Be bold and courageous.

Be teachable.

Show up. Fully.

Expect the Unexpected.


PROGRAMS

Find out more about how we are accomplishing our mission to rescue, restore, equip, and empower here in America and in Rwanda, Africa.

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Founder and President



Having been rescued and restored from my own history of sexual and physical abuse, it has become my life's passion and mission to see other women and young girls rescued and restored. I desire for women to know that there is life and hope after devastating circumstances. I desire for women to know that they are cherished by Jesus and that their life does have purpose no matter what their past looks like.

Andrea Williams

Our Team

ANDREA WILLIAMS

PRESIDENT AND CEO


Andrea has a Master's in Organizational Leadership and is currently working on her MBA. She founded and ran a private Christian School for years as well as overseeing children's ministry programs at two different churches. She has a heart for the hurting.

SEAN WILLIAMS

VICE PRESIDENT


Sean has a background in business and is a Texas A&M law school graduate. He is the Director of Operations at Colt Concrete and Asphault. Sean brings a wealth of knowledge and counsel to the table.

MICHAEL BOLTON

TREASURER


Micheal is involved in the day to day operations of IWSI-NE Texas. He owns a martial arts studio in Carrolton, TX and teaches women's self-defense courses for IWSI.

TINA PENNINGTON

BOARD OF DIRECTORS


Tina is the founder of Beloved Haven in North Carolina, an organization advocating for victims of sex trafficking. Tina provides a wealth of knowledge in the area of healing, restoration, and case work as well as encouragement and prayer support.

CANDICE HOLLAND

BOARD OF DIRECTORS, DIRECTOR OF EMPLOYMENT SERVICES AND SAFE HOUSES


Candice joined IWSI in 2017. She felt so drawn to the work of IWSI that she moved closer to be a part of the work that God is doing through IWSI. She is the owner of Excel Employment Services and partnered with IWSI to integrate employment service to the ones we serve. Her expertise is in working with people and managing cases.

JUDITH NYAPOLA

COUNTRY DIRECTOR - RWANDA


Judith has a background in social work and is a strong leader. She stands up for what is right and doesn't back down. She is tough and loves the children we serve. Judith is responsible for the future direction of IWSI-Rwanda.

ISIMBI FATINA

OPERATIONS AND FINANCIAL MANAGER - RWANDA


Fatina works hard in Rwanda to ensure that everything is operating well. She goes above and beyond to ensure that everyone is taken care of in Rwanda. She is currently working on a degree in accounting.

WESTON DAY

DIRECTOR OF SOUTHEAST TEXAS & STREET TEAMS


Weston joined our team in the fall of 2016. He is an ordained pastor, loves the Lord, and loves people.

LORI DAY

DIRECTOR OF SOUTHEAST TEXAS & STREET TEAMS, LIASON WITH NAVAJO NATION


Lori, along with her husband Weston, joined our team in the fall of 2016. She has a heart for broken people and desires to see the fullness of Christ in each person. She is an ordained IWSI pastor.