Hello, my name is Michelle Sessoms and I am the Communications Director for Freedom to Lead. I am delighted that you have visited me. The purpose of this page is to let you know what I am involved with personally, including specific prayer requests, ways you can support me financially, ways you can connect with me on social media, and opportunities to read some of my ministry newsletters. I have also included a short video so that you can “hear” my story. I look forward to interacting with you!

Hear My Story

Help me raise my financial support! (2017 Goal)

Percentage Raised 20%

I Can’t Do This Without You!

Click on the following drop-down menu below to find out specific ways you can partner with me by giving, connecting, reading, and sharing!

Thank you for coming alongside me in this journey!


Freedom to Lead operates completely from the generous donations of individuals, churches, and grant foundations. As a full-time staff member, I am responsible for raising my financial support.

**My goal for 2017 is to raise an additional $1000 per month in order to resign from my supplemental teaching position. This will allow me to devote at full capacity with Freedom to Lead, including the opportunity to travel internationally with the teams more often.

Your gift helps to provide a portion of the financial support necessary for me to function at full capacity as summarized in the list below, in the greater effort of fulfilling the vision and mission of FTL.

  • Helps send me to various module presentations in India and Africa a few times a year
  • Provides for living expenses (rent, utilities, and gas for ministry-related events)
  • Funds ministry activities such as communications tools to further the mission of Freedom to Lead.
  • Enables FTL staff to host international partners who visit the U.S.
  • Pays for professional development opportunities to grow in my Communications role, including participation in conferences such as Missio Nexus and International Orality Network.
  • Offsets the minimal staff support costs provided by FTL.
  • Provides for the global effort of FTL’s The Garden Project.

By giving, you are choosing to support directly the work of cultivating Christ-centered leaders in storycentric communities that are largely under-resourced. Our program impacts thousands of leaders across Asia and Africa. Please join others who have made the decision to partner FTL in this way.

Give By Check

  • Make checks payable to Freedom to Lead International
  • Please indicate on the memo line “Michelle Sessoms”
  • Send the check to the following address:

Freedom to Lead International
P.O. Box 3
Cary, NC 27512

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Give By Bank Transfer

Donor Online Bill Pay is a service that originates from your bank and is sent directly from your bank to Freedom to Lead International.  You, the donor, will need to set it up through your online banking system and your bank will automatically transfer funds.  Your bank will write a physical check and send this check to Freedom to Lead’s P.O. Box.

Provide the following information to your bank:

  • Amount of donation to be transferred
  • How often you want it to be transferred (one time, monthly, quarterly, yearly)
  • Where it asks for Account Number, please indicate “Michelle Sessoms”
  • Address to send donation:

Freedom to Lead International
P.O. Box 3
Cary, NC 27512


I would love to have you come alongside me with various projects. If interested in any of these, please connect with me by email!

  • FTL Women’s Initiative
  • Volunteer Projects (mailings, data entry, cataloging photos, research)
  • Vision Trips
  • Small Groups, Sunday School, and other speaking opportunities
  • Vision Events

The “Read and Share” section will be updated regularly. This includes an archive of my ministry newsletters, blog posts, and other writing projects.

Support Michelle November 25, 2015