Thursday, March 24, 2011

Orphan Summit

I am pretty excited about this opportunity.  Last year I heard of the Summit, I think my brother told me about it.  (He was attending Southern Seminary in Louisville)  It did not work out at the time, and I forgot about it.  Till I was recently whining, crying,  talking  to my sweet cousin in law Amy, sharing my heart about the orphans and hoping that she could give me some Godly answers that I was not finding.  (she is a saint by the way, as is my cousin and I love them!) They suggested that I attend this so I started looking into it again.  And while the timing is not so great.  3 weeks before China.  I knew the content is EXACTLY what I need as I spend this time praying about what the Lord is asking of me and my role with orphans. Here is a brief description of the event.

JOIN organization leaders, grassroots advocates, pastors, and ministry entrepreneurs sharing your passion.
ENCOUNTER the gathering hub of orphan ministry partnership, networking and inspiration for service.
BUILD knowledge, resources and practical skills via more than 75 workshops & unforgettable speakers and music.

Some of the break out sessions I am taking are:
Starting a church orphan ministry.
Starting a church orphan fund
Advocating as a busy mom. 
And more!  But obviously my goal is to really learn about the church ministry. 

My prayer is that by attending this, and then leaving for China the next month, I will have NO DOUBT what I am to do.   He is calling, I am sure.  But for what is the question. 

If you want to read more about Summit, check out the details here!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I think they gave you WONDERFUL advice. It sounds like something you have certainly been searching for. You certainly have a passion for orphans so this sounds perfect. Remember that if God placed that passion in your heart, he will show you how to cultivate it! That's what He did with me at the Pregnancy Center - it's amazing to watch him work. It may not be to save every orphan (if we only could) but it may be at the leadership role??? You are certainly that!