The first women’s conference at Grace Bible Fellowship Church in nearly 30 years was a resounding success! What a privilege and blessing it was to share the platform with Megan Hill, Aimee Byrd, and Jane Roach. Their keynote addresses exceeded expectations and blended together so well without being repetitive.
The 300+ women in attendance were also a blessing. What an encouragement to have so many likeminded women together–women who want to serve and glorify God with their lives. I trust that, like the women we learned about, these ladies also will have changed lives because of this encounter with Jesus. I gained new insights into God’s Word, and I’m sure I am not alone.
I was humbled by the turnout to my workshop, which ended up being standing room only, some in the hallway. What a great honor and blessing to be able to offer hope to women who have faced traumatic circumstances in their pasts. The stories they shared with me were astounding, and I know they will have powerful testimonies as God works in and through them. Please pray for more opportunities to share the joy of finding freedom in Christ.
My book sold out before lunch on Saturday. I’m so sorry there were not more copies available at the conference. The good news is that you can find it here, just click on “my books,” and you’ll find it for sale there. It is also available at Amazon and anywhere else you buy books. Although I have done a book signing, it was strange to have people approach me, cautiously but hopefully, asking me to sign their book, as if I might decline. It made me laugh.
I’ve known for a long time that God wanted to use my past to help others. While that has happened over the years, this was a new level, and I am so thankful for the opportunity. As I told the ladies on Saturday, his glory shines out of my brokenness. It’s not that he uses us in spite of our brokenness, but because of it.
You have read the word blessing several times in this post. There is no better way to express how I feel about this weekend. I was blessed to be a part of it!
“I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy, because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now. And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.” Philippians 1:3-6