It has been 19 months since then and over 300 blog posts later. My words have reached hundreds of thousands in nearly 30 countries, the top three US, Brazil and China. As time has passed, I have gotten better at sharing my inside stuff and even better still at trusting where God is taking me on this journey. So much so, that in early January 2015, God nudged me into beginning a women's ministry, Live Your Awesome Life Ministry. I could not resist. I knew I had to be obedient to his call on my life.
I invited 13 women to my home on the morning of 1/24. Each lady was directed to me through an intense period of contemplation and prayer. Not one knew why she was coming over. Not one. Over an hour's time I explained in detail what I had been placed on my heart, the vision, the purpose, the need, the expected outcomes. I asked them for their time and for each of these ladies, I had designed a role in the ministry where I prayed I needed their service. 100% of them agreed to join our team before leaving.
On 3/24 our team will present the first evening of LIVE YOUR AWESOME LIFE MINISTRY. At no cost to those attending, it will be an evening of fellowship among women aged 14 and up. There will be testimonies of ordinary women all of whom have trusted God to bring them through significant obstacles, e.g. rape, physical abuse, abortion, self-esteem, hearing-impairment etc. There will be a celebration of our oneness, commonalities, connection and strength as women. We will hear scripture, praise songs, and words of reflection. We will sing, dance, cry and laugh out loud, just as God intended. This ministry is the beginning of a bigger movement designed to bring women together under God's watchful eye and purpose.
A couple, Patrick and Pamela learned about my ministry and about me through my postings online. Pamela it turns out had been following my blog for some time. The ministry was a natural off-shoot. Pamela, along with her husband own a fine jewelry business in Florida. Not long ago I received a message from Pamela saying how much she believed in my vision and wanted to help in some way. This exchange led to many more messages and eventually a phone call with her and Patrick.
They believe in giving back. In one gigantic decision they decided to donate a piece of jewelry to LIVE YOUR AWESOME LIFE MINISTRY (LYALM). An extremely precious pair of diamond and topaz earrings. They told me to use them to elevate the mission of the ministry. Because I have completely self-funded LYALM, this gift meant so much and I felt God's wink behind its generosity.
So we are going to offer via "BEST OFFER" the earrings to help offset costs and prepare the way to create our next event. LIVE YOUR AWESOME LIFE has been born. It is God's idea and a small team of dedicated womens execution.
Thank you Paula and Patrick of www.Diamondsofthekingdom.com. Thank you for seeing what God sees. We will reach so many women and change so many lives in Jesus name. Amen.
If you are interested in supporting the ministry through the BEST OFFER fundraiser email firstname.lastname@example.org and ask for details.
To God be the glory! La Detra