Well, this is your lucky day! Proverbs 31 is having a tour of blogs this week, starting today, to promote the She Speaks Scholarship giveaways that we are offering this year. She Speaks is the very popular Proverbs 31 annual speakers/writers conference (a.k.a. life changing conference)that takes place in Concord, NC (on the ourskirts of Charlotte, NC). This years conference date is July 31-August 2nd.
Ten years ago, I heard Gods voice loud and clear about speaking. It was the first time I had ever heard God speak audibly to my heart, in such a way, that I knew it was Him. In a very powerful worship service, my heart was mended in the most amazing way through finally understanding how much God loved me, and that I was forgiven. For the first time in my life, I felt like just maybe, God could use me to glorify Him. Somehow.
Unfortunately, I did not obey Gods call at that time, but God continued to work on my heart, and five years later, with much hesitation and confusion, I signed up to attend She Speaks. I knew God had been calling me to speak and write, but at the time, I had no idea what that involved, or what that kind of life even looked like. Even while driving to She Speaks, I nearly turned around ten times to go back home, but the desire to see what God had in store for me kept me going – thank goodness!
That first She Speaks conference changed my life. I not only walked away with the motivation, information, and tools to begin exploring being a speaker and writer, but God confirmed in my heart that His plan was much better than mine, and that all I had to do was say yes, and He would take care of the rest. Ever since then, God has walked me through an amazing journey which has just begun, and blessed me in ways that I didnt even know I wanted – and it all started with one weekend at She Speaks.
Have you ever considered attending She Speaks, but hesitant to sign up? Have you wanted to attend, but just didnt have the finances? Have you never heard of She Speaks before, but now you really want to go?!
Well now is the time to embrace an opportunity to go for free! You could be the winner of one of ten free scholarships available, donated by Cecil Murphy. Each one is nearly a $600 value! But much more important than the monetary value, is knowing that this conference transforms hearts and lives and equips ordinary women, to do extraordinary things in Christ.
If you are interested in the scholarship, simply leave a comment on my blog this week, stating what winning would mean to you in terms of answering Gods call to speak (contest is for speakers track only). Then visit all the other blogs, be inspired by their She Speaks stories, and comment on their blogs too! (Please do keep in mind though, that this contest is for women who have never attended She Speaks, and for women who would otherwise not be able to attend. If you can afford the conference – please do not enter to win a scholarship.)
A randomly selected winner will be drawn from all the blog comments from all the speakers and ministry blogs below, on Monday, April 26th. So the more blogs you visit and comment on, the greater your chances of winning!
Wend B http://www.wendyblight.com/
Wendy P http://www.wendypope.blogspot.com/
She Seeks http://www.sheseeks.org/
She Reads http://www.shereads.org/