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Hey There! I'm Amanda

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Meet Amanda 

Amanda Sowards is a full time humanitarian, originally from Charlotte, NC and now living in between North Carolina and Nicaragua. 


She is the VP and Mission Director for World Missions Outreach and Co-Founder of Feeding the 5000. The mission of these two nonprofit organizations are focused on changing the way you view charity through self-sustainable education, nutrition, and faith in effort to end the generational cycle of poverty and share the love of Christ. 


Amanda was named Humanitarian of the Year by Art and Beauty Magazine, Charlotte’s Top 30 under 30, Spectrum Networks Everyday Hero, awarded best nonprofit of the year by the Global Beauty Awards, is a former Ms Earth Americas, Ms North Carolina United States and Teen Miss North Carolina. 


Amanda created Passport Confessional as a faith based lifestyle blog to cultivate a community for other like minded people who have a passion and heart for missions, ministry, faith, travel, and overcoming real life adversities. 

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I am passionate about human rights and revolutionizing the ideals of charity and giving through being a hand up, not just a hand out!


I am radically obsessed with empowering today’s generation to be catalyst for their communities as leaders who are equipped with the education and tools they need to succeed while inspiring others to do the same. 

My goal is to share the wisdom I have gained on and off a life on the mission field, so others can also step into their full potential of living and serving with intentional purpose. 

In 2000, my family founded World Missions Outreach, an international nonprofit NGO ministry, and moved to serve on the mission field in Nicaragua. 

In 2011, I co-founded an international non-profit with two of my best friends, called Feeding the 5000.


In 2017, my grandfather and president of World Missions Outreach passed away. I took a leap of faith and stepped into ministry full time as the VP and mission director for World Missions Outreach. 


I always knew that the work that God is doing through my families ministry and mission would be part of my life, but I didn't realize that it would soon become my life! I am humbled and grateful to serve on the mission field and live a life of purpose that is worth living.

Talk Topics

  • (re)Defining Your Identity

    • Real Talks for when filters no longer mask your pain and brokeness

  • Privileged and (un)Entitled

    • Finding your happy and combating emptiness due to victimization of consumerism and the pressures of societies unrealistic expectations

  • Dear Life, What the Hell?

    • How to survive and truly heal through adversity, heartbreak, and grief.

  • Climate Reality Leadership - Solar Energy

    • The non extremist way to incorporate a practical and not overwhelming eco friendly lifestyle​ into your every day.

  • World Missions Outreach and Feed 5000

    • All things mission minded, how we measure our success, and how you can join our ministry and become a world changer. 

  • Why Short Term Mission Work Still Matters ​​​

    • and how to do them right​ without feeling judged

  • Hand Up Vs a Hand Out Culture on the Mission Field

    • The Importance of curating self sustainability

  • The Not So Pretty Side of Ministry 

    • The secrets out; just because you are in ministry doesn't mean you are perfect. How to authentically overcome the pressures of life under a microscope.

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Interesting Facts

  • House and Office run on solar power

  • Certified Climate Reality Corp Leader

  • Former Radio Personality for 'The Kids Concern Show' on Radio Disney

  • Former Integrated Media Consultant at iHeart Radio. 

  • NCAA College Cheerleader

  • Graduated with a B.A in Communications from Catawba College in Salisbury, NC

  • Graduated Carolina School of Broadcasting with a Journalism degree

  • First of my family to attend college

  • Grew up in a single parent home with my mom after my father was tragically killed

  • I love to tap dance

  • Won a pie eating contest on the 4th of July

  • Biggest pet-peeve is talking with your mouth full of food. (Dont do it!!) 

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