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Update on Ministry

Yesterday, Greg and I met with a lawyer that is helping us form the non-profit ministry, Women’s Discipleship Concepts. It was an encouraging meeting, and I could feel the prayers of those who have been so faithful to lift this venture to the Father.
Right now, I am in the midst of registering the non-profit with the state, and then we will go through applying to the IRS for 501 (c)(3) status. Another blessing of God was providing a lawyer who shared with us that he wanted to help us without cost. We did not know that going in–God is so faithful.
Women have come together graciously to be on the board, and I am excited to walk with them. God has been so faithful in the midst of the formation of this ministry. And, I ask that you continue to pray.
I just met with a girl this morning who has been a Christian for a little over a year. We have been meeting this year, and she expressed interest in pouring into a younger Christian girl in college. I praise God for fruit he brings through his word and his Spirit and fellowship within the body of Christ. It is in moments like those of the last few days when I smile knowing hard work has gone into this, but he is the one who grows and stretches. And, I pray that ultimately not me but God get the glory for all that comes because it is from his hand. I pray for fruit that continues well beyond the bounds of Knoxville–fruit that passes from generation to generation.
Just an aside: I have prayed consistently over the summer for board members, an attorney, girls for the next year, women for the next year, and curriculum (as well as the young women I meet with). I have seen God answer prayers—not fancy prayers, but consistent ones. I believe in my whole heart that God is sovereign over all things, and he also asks us to come before him in prayer. I thank him for leading me to consistency in the asking. So many other times in my life, I have prayed a couple of times for something only to be sidetracked or overwhelmed, and I thank him for teaching me a little more about prayer in our personal lives with Greg’s health and this ministry venture and in the sickness of dear friends.
I will keep you updated!

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40 year old Married Mom to 2 From Tennessee

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