Who would have ever imagined that I could end up speaking at a women’s missionary conference in New Jersey of all places. Well, this last weekend, that’s what happened. I was so blessed to be invited to speak at Mountain Ridge Bible Chapel as they were hosting the conference. It was amazing to get so much support and to be able to share my heart with the 120 ladies who were there.
There were two other ladies speaking, one who had been on the field in France for over 30 years! The other has had several years of experience. And then there was me :] I told everyone that I got to be the “newby”. It was amazing how the Lord worked all of our messages together as each of us shared about the work we will be doing and a devotion from the word. The theme verse was Jeremiah 1:7, “For you shall go to all to whom I send you, And whatever I command you, you shall speak.” We all approached this theme verse differently as we shared but a theme of facing fear came out each time. The Lord was clearly orchestrating through the three of us who were strangers to bring a message of turning to Him for intimacy, obedience, and belief. We all emphasized the words “I will be with you.” How encouraging that we can face our fears through Him. The Lord is good.
The rest of the weekend was spent with great friends going to a prayer meeting/connection time with a South Asian ministry called Najuvan, hearing a Sunday sermon in Malayalam, and going to a choir concert. I’m so thankful for that sweet time.