This is a letter I sent out to all who have signed up for the Hidden Joy Online Study as of 5:30 pm EST, May 26th. Please read in it’s entirety.
As I write today, I am so humbled and grateful to be a part of this Bible Study Group. I have had the opportunity to interact with a few of you either by phone or computer, and I can tell that God is up to something big here. This study is a gift. It’s a gift I hope you’ve decided to accept and embrace. A gift for you. Take it. You deserve it.
There are so many generous people that are a part of this study. Often someone would read a comment on my blog written by someone who didn’t have the finances to buy a book for this study. Their heart was moved to donate a book. Another moved to donate ten books. Another moved to give twelve. Same with the conference calls. They all said the same thing. This study is going to impact and change lives. It’s time for us all to begin living the life God wants us to live, unchained and free from anything that binds us. Yes, a gift. A gift given because there are people who love you and want you to find the peace you are searching for. Many of the recipients said they had been praying for a way. God provided a gift. *****I am sorry to report, that as of now, all donated books have been given away to those who truly needed them. We have done our best to give to anyone who said they couldn’t afford a book. Many more requests have come in since this letter was sent, and I’m so sorry I can’t give to each and every one of you, but I can’t. Please don’t ask for a book unless you are 100% committed to doing this study. We are really trying our best to accomodate everyone, but there is just no way. If you really want to do this study, save $2 per week. In 7 weeks, you will be able to purchase this book. (even less if you really do your homework and search online!) and if you can donate a book, please call me at the P31 office, 877-731-4663. Thank you so much for the gifts you have given. You have blessed many.
Any book purchased or sent through Proverbs 31 Ministries is signed by Wendy Blight. Let me tell you a little more about that. Wendy signing these books has been a team effort. They are shipped to our office. Some days Wendy came into the office to sign. Other days, I took them to her house at night unsigned and then picked them up the next day all signed. Then I brought them back to the office where Teri, our resource coordinator, packaged them with care, and sent them out. The team preparing the way behind the scenes is a gift.
Wendy doesn’t just sign her name when she signs these books. She gives each person a blessing, signs her name, and lists a few Bible verses. Not just any Bible verses, but verses she has prayed over. Each book contains a different verse. She prays that the Lord will determine who needs what verse and that He will speak hope and love into the recipient right where and when she needs it. Don’t you just find it amazing that she truly cares that much for you? I know Wendy well, so this is no surprise to me. But it takes a lot of time and she cares so deeply that you find peace in your life, that God’s Word can immediately come alive in your life. What a beautiful gift!!!
This study is a great gift you can suggest or give to friends. It’s not too late to sign up. We have ordered more books and are prepared to keep on sending them. Our study will not be rushed, we are taking it slow, and all the posts, assignments, and discussions will remain online.
There are still openings for our Conference Calls. If you’d like to check out the powerful messages and stellar line up of guests, you can do so at: http://melissataylor.org/and-more/ . The cost for the entire series is $15 total. For $15 you get: 4 messages designed to encourage you; inspiration-education-motivation from guests who will be interviewed during the calls; and time where you can ask questions and get answers on the spot. You have the option to be on the calls live or You can download these calls later and listen on your computer, put them on a CD or iPod, and listen anytime. Or you can call in at a later time to listen. I want you to be able to access these calls so the messages can help and encourage you. These calls are a gift. Why not get one for yourself and a friend? Call the P31 Office, 877-731-4663 or visit http://shopp31.com/conferencecalls.aspx to order.
With the beginning of our study only a few days away, I can hardly wait to get started! There is a certain buzz around this study like we’ve never seen before. Our team is praying hard for each of you. We know what God is capable of and we wait with anticipation of what He will do. We are close to 2500 ladies participating in this study. Ladies who are ready to say, “Good-Bye Fear, Hello Hope!”
Thank you and all praise and glory to God for His wonderful and generous gifts. I am especially thankful for the gift of you!
Blessings dear sisters <3