Your stories, your entries and your nominations for others to win the WM Leadership Scholarship to She Speaks have been like finding rare treasure to me and my selection team!! I have four friends who are also leaders that will be serving on the Women’s Ministry Leadership track at She Speaks in July who are helping me. We are still reading and praying over your entries, and I have to tell you– this is REALLY hard.
We have fallen in love with you, your stories, your passion for ministering to women and your response to God’s calling on your lives.
I’ve wanted to call the P31 office and beg our conference director to let you all come for free!! But I know that isn’t possible. So, I’m trusting God to lead us to the winner He’s already chosen.
I plan to announce the winner this Friday morning so be sure to sign up in the sidebar for email updates so you don’t miss it.
In the meantime, I want to tell you more about Cecil Murphey, the heart behind the scholarships. He is an extremely gifted writer who has written over 100 books! This is quite impressive. But even more impressive is the way he encourages others with his time, his talents, and through his generosity. Cecil Murphey gives back and… he gives God all the glory.
Mr. Murphey was a special guest at She Speaks last year where he met with and encouraged women who carried their dreams of being published in their hands. He took time to look through their proposals and to offer his expert advice. He selflessly gave of himself to encourage these women and the experience had a profound impact on their lives.
Twila Belk (the Gotta Tell Somebody Gal) is Cecil’s ministry co-hort and assistant who I had the wonderful privilege of meeting last year, too! She will be joining us this year for the third time. When we told her how excited we were to have her with us again, Twila said, “I see God at work at She Speaks and I want to be where God is working.” Nothing could encourage us more! These two are something special and it is such a blessing to witness their generous spirits and genuine hearts for others.
Oh, and just in case you weren’t on my blog last week and haven’t heard about She Speaks, you can learn more about this life-changing conference at www.SheSpeaksConference.com.
Thank you Cecil Murphey for giving us the blessing of giving and receiving. May we follow your example of having a heart like Jesus. You inspire us all!
I’d love to shower Cecil with our appreciation today.
Please leave a short note for him, and I’ll be sure to share them. Just click on the word “comments” below this post and type in the white box. Thanks!!