I’ve loved reading all the status updates on the She Speaks Attendees 2011! I hope everybody’s prep for speaker evaluation groups is going well and that last week’s tip helped. If you’re still struggling or would like to have someone to bounce ideas around with, I’d love for you to consider our Speaker Evaluation Group Prep. There’s still time to schedule a 45 minute call. Just fill out the Information Request form and put “Speaker Evaluation Group Prep” in the notes. I’ll get in touch speedy quick!
Onward to this week’s tip…
Be prepared for God to link you with other women who will love you, support you and want to do ministry with you.
I’ve really never seen anything quite like it. Every year our team watches in amazement as God supernaturally joins women who develop long-lasting friendships and ministry partnerships.
Let me give you a couple of examples. In my first year leading a speaker eval group, I had a group of women predominately in their 30s-40s. In a group of 12 women, 5 were young widows. Their stories linked their hearts, and they offered tremendous support to each othes. That same year, our “random” groups all seemed to have trends. One group also had a large number of women who had experienced rape.
Two years ago I had two women in my group who had experienced parenting a child with cancer. Those two women sat “randomly” at dinner one night with a table of eight women. If I’m remembering correctly, 6 of the 8 had lived through the same trial. Those women formed a blog for mothers who were experiencing walking the journey of having a child with cancer.
This phenomenon is just one of many She Speaks miracles. As if the comradery of 600 like-visioned women isn’t enough, God seems to delight in joining women together in tight bonds that lend comfort and ministry to others beyond She Speaks.
Pray for it and then be ready and watchful! Do any of you have a story from previous years about God bonding you with another woman?