Katy Cerny
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Katy Cerny, her late husband, Tim, along with their five children, moved to Kansas City in 2006 to serve with the International House of Prayer (IHOPKC). Having served with Youth With A Mission (YWAM) for nine years in Amsterdam, Netherlands, they were burdened with the issues of injustice.


“And will not God give justice to his elect, who cry out to him night and day?” Luke 18:7

Prisoners of Hope (POH) was founded in 2009 in response to a call from the Lord of 24/7 prayers of justice alongside 24/7 works of justice being established in Kansas City. In Luke 4, Jesus emerged from the place of prayer and fasting with a declaration. His mission statement was Isaiah 61: to set captives free and establish justice and righteousness throughout the earth. The wholehearted lifestyle of prayer and fasting is our response to walking out the first commandment because of our desire for Jesus. Works of justice, the second commandment, will naturally follow. An anointing will be released upon a wholehearted people to set captives free. Prisoners of Hope is committed to seeing individuals set free by the power of the Holy Spirit through the process of healing, deliverance prayer and discipleship. We believe healing will come to the spirit, soul, and body (Isaiah 53:5)!