November, the month where we celebrate Thanksgiving.
When you look back on 2019, can you list 10 things that you are thankful for?
I am thankful for so many things this year. Its been a full year of ministry, travel, making new friends, speaking, spending time with family, and dreaming big. Wow, the list could go on and on.
I’m so thankful for our women in the Oregon Ministry Network. As we met together this past week, there was community, excitement, prayer, relationship building, new friendships formed and lives encouraged and enriched. God is so good to us! Thankful for all God is doing.
During this month take time every day to write down one thing you are thankful for. Take time to maybe pick up some Thanksgiving cards and send them to some of our senior ministers’ wives that are unable to come to the events and let them know how thankful you are for their influence and impact on your life. Send a card to one of our younger women in ministry and encourage them on their journey. Be thankful for those who are serving every week in your church.
There is no shortage of things to be thankful for. I’m thankful that God continues to give us new dreams. One of the dreams that is being birthed presently is the One Day Conference for 40 and under women in ministry (ministry leaders, pastors’ wives, etc.). Two years ago, my accountability partner, for almost 30 years, called and said she had a dream that I was pregnant. She obviously knew it wasn’t a baby but called to let me know that I was going to birth something new. At the time I wasn’t quite sure what that meant.
Bill and I had talked many times of wanting to have a greater impact on our younger leaders. We have always had a heart to encourage those who are in their formative years of ministry. As pastors we often had couples into our home. We loved hearing their heart for what God was calling them to do. We wanted to do all we could to help them navigate their journey.
Now the Lord has planted a new dream, a One Day Conference. Debbie Lamm Bray and I are joining together to make this a great day. We have put together a great team and will be meeting soon to assist us in making this an amazing day.
SAVE THE DATE! One Day Conference for 40 and under Women in Ministry September 12, 2020 Northwest University Oregon Campus
Don’t forget we need your response of assistance in helping us meet our goals for the INSPIRE Conference and Missions Trip to Ecuador. This is a great time to pour out lots of love on these women in ministry in Ecuador that were affected by the uprising in their areas of ministry.