This morning, God made a way for Cindy Huax at “From Seeds to Sunflowers.” to attend She Speaks by winning our scholarship. I am so excited for Cindy!!
But, I’m also sad there could only be one winner after getting to know so many of you through your entries. We had 300 pages of blog comments and our whole team was so moved by your stories! We kept emailing each other talking about how hard it would be to choose only one.
If God has called you to the conference at this time, He will make a way! Jesus called Himself the Way! He specializes in making a way when there isn’t one. So, do not let “not winning” convince you that you’re not supposed to be there. Don’t even entertain the thought- there’s just no way.
Two and a half years ago God led our family to start the process of adopting a daughter from Ethiopia with no resources, no room for another child in our house, no idea of what adoption agency to use, no connections to people in Ethiopia and no clue how to get started. But as we walked in faith, He made a way!! And look at the reward we have now because we didn’t give up when it got hard, really hard!
Jesus has been the way, the Truth and the Life for our family each step we took. I pray today you will press into Him and ask Him to give you just enough light for the step you are on, and you’ll keep walking.
I also want you to know the P31 team has committed to praying specifically for each of you – that God will provide unexpected checks, generous friends, birthday gifts, creative fund-raising ideas, etc. If you are willing to put forth the effort and get creative, you can even create your own scholarship!
Proverbs 31 has already put together an amazing letter you can send to your family, friends, church, small group, etc. As a result, tax-deductible donations are made to Proverbs 31 Ministries and designated as scholarship money for the individual. Each year 20 – 30 women attend She Speaks because they set up their own scholarship. There are people who feel called to financially help someone else answer the call to speak or write.
For a copy of the letter, click here. Should you decide to raise support, you will need to register for the conference to ensure your spot AND send your your mailing address to Samantha@proverbs31.org This is imperative to making sure your funds are allocated to you.
Also, be sure to visit Marybeth Whalen’s blog on Tuesdaywhere she is interviewing someone who found a creative way to get to a conference she couldn’t afford!And be sure to let me know what next step you are taking. I’d love to pray for you!