Kimberly Smith

President - Make Way Partners

Kimberly L. Smith is President of Make Way Partners, a mission organization committed to prevent and combat human trafficking. She is also a published author.  Passport through Darkness, her first book, received wide acclaim including the INSPY Best Creative Nonfiction Award. She blogs regularly, sharing rich and reflective stories from her experiences of finding Hope in all corners of the world, including in the vilest forms of human trafficking and her personal, daily struggles with faith and courage.

Fighting to end human trafficking in the darkest corners of our world, skeptics declared many of the tasks set before her as impossible. However, fueled by compassion and incensed by grotesque injustice, Kimberly led Make Way Partners to the successful completion of building the first orphanage on the border of Darfur, Sudan. Building supplies had to be transported nearly 2,000 miles over hostile terrain with no roads or bridges. Today MWP continues to build upon that groundbreaking success and leads a powerful, indigenously based anti-trafficking network spanning Sudan and South Sudan.

Kimberly is passionate about helping others to discover their unique purpose in this world. She leads the daily operations of MWP, and divides her time between each mission location, writing, and public speaking in the US and abroad. Kimberly also enjoys blazing new trails with others on the journey. Two of her favorite sojourners are Rusty-the-True and Pepper, a horse and puppy that rescued her along their own healing journeys.

To invite Kimberly to speak, contact [email protected].



Additional Resources

Focus on the Family’s Two-Part Interview with Kimberly: Part 1   Part 2

Author Website

Travel Notes

First, she prays to be used in such a way to equip and empower Make Way Partners (MWP) to save many more orphans and widows from slave raiders, genocide, and other forms of oppression.

Second, MWP strives to accomplish this goal by educating and mobilizing the Body of Christ. Thus, Kimberly shares in such a way as to help each and every Believer discover God’s unique dream for their life, their powerful role in the Kingdom.


– Worship service pulpit (25-40 minutes, depending on topic)
– University/Seminary speaker
– Keynote speaker at various public events
– Plenary speaker and panelist in her areas of expertise: human trafficking, genocide, and orphan care
– Leader of Our Father’s Dream Retreat, an interactive 48-hour retreat helping people to discover God’s unique dream for their lives

Speaking Themes

Human Trafficking, Genocide, Sudan, and Orphan Care.

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