I can’t believe it, but it was 9 years ago that I attended my first She Speaks Conference. I had no real idea what I was doing there, except that my Women’s Ministries Director approached me with the idea of going. She saw something in me that I had not recognized and was committed to bringing out God’s best in her leaders. I looked at it as an educational opportunity, a conference where I would receive tools and become equipped to be a better Bible teacher and group leader. I did receive those things, and much much more. Sometime during the conference, I got the idea that the Lord may be telling me He had other plans for me. I took 9 months after the conference to seek Him on that and pray about it. I learned later that He was “calling” me into a speaking and writing ministry. I took the challenge.
She Speaks was an awakening for me. My vision was so small. God’s vision was much greater. That scared me at first because I thought there was just no way I was capable of what He was calling me to do. And I wasn’t. But God inside of me, guiding me, preparing me, comforting me, equipping me, strengthening me was.
I encourage women I meet who are interested at all in reaching others for Christ through teaching, leading, writing, or speaking to attend this conference. For some, the monetary cost makes that seem impossible. I understand that issue quite well. If it were not for the financial support of my church, I would not have been able to attend the conference 9 years ago. That’s why I’m so thrilled that another scholarship is being given away. If you have the desire to attend but just don’t see how it’s possible, due to cost, I pray you will comment on all of our blogs for this contest.
I will be praying for all of you who comment. I ask the Lord to be over the random drawing of the winner and to continue to provide hope for those who do not win.
Thank you so much for visiting my blog today. I hope you’ll stop back by again soon.
Check out the conference here: www.She SpeaksConference.com.
Rules: This is for women who have never attended She Speaks. And, it is for women who would otherwise not be able to attend. If you can afford the conference – please do not enter to win a scholarship. Leave a comment on the P31 blogs. Comments should briefly tell us what winning would mean to you in answering God’s call to speak. All comments must be in by midnight Friday. A winner will be randomly chosen from all comments and announced on Monday, April 26th.
Leave comments on the P31 blogs (listed below).
Wend B www.wendyblight.com
Wendy P www.wendypope.blogspot.com
She Seeks www.sheseeks.org
She Reads www.shereads.org