“THERE ARE SISTERS AROUND THE EARTH WHO NEED US.
THEY NEED SPIRITUAL MIDWIVES. PRAYER WARRIORS TO COME
ALONGSIDE OF THEM AND HELP THEM THROUGH TRANSITION.
HELP DELIVER THEM FROM THE HANDS OF EVIL.
HELP LEAD THEM TO THEIR DIVINE DESTINY.
THERE ARE SISTERS AROUND THE EARTH WHO NEED US.”
(BOBBI HOUSTON, with a few minor additions from Janell)
25 Days and Counting!
I know that I have fallen off the face of the blog world but I have been as busy as a bee lately–gathering pollen from a very, very rich Source of nectar. As I have been collecting from God’s Word, I am FULL to overflowing and ready to make honey!
Okay, enough of the bee analogy (more on that in future blogs)–what exactly have I been doing? In a nutshell:
- Attending a Graduate Intensive at Liberty University and finishing the coursework for that (whew!) They aren’t called intensives for nothing! Who knew the class would live up to its’ name?
- Writing/Developing two book projects to be presented at the International Christian Retail Show (ICRS, formerly known as CBA), which I attended in St. Louis. My literary agent, Nancy, and I met with several promising publishers. NOW, the polish must be put on the proposals and the prayer continues.
- Living life with my two out of three children who are home for the summer. AND, visiting my daughter, Brooke, who is traveling with WINSHAPE Camps (C3)–a Chick-Fil-A organization–working her heart out!
- AND, finally, preparing for the upcoming grassroots movement, THE GATHERING: WOMEN HELPING WOMEN ACROSS THE WORLD.”
Just in case you haven’t heard about this very special event, go to my website, janellrardon.com and read all about it. My team of amazing ladies (Josephine, Eileen, Dawn, Lauren, Candace, Gail, Sylvia, Rebekah, and Katy) have been working so hard to put this powerful morning together. Why? Because our sisters in THAILAND, trapped in the grip of sexual slavery/exploitation/trafficking, NEED OUR HELP! So, today, I beseech you:
WILL YOU GATHER YOUR GIRLFRIENDS and RESERVE YOUR TABLE?
Saturday, July 31, 10-12 noon
Doors open at 9:30am to visit THE AGORA MARKETPLACE,
a wonderful shopping experience:
Thai Totes, Itsera Leather Purses,
Night Light Jewelry, Worldcrafts, and
World Vision Child Sponsorship.
Tickets: $25.00 (which includes a continental breakfast)
ALL PROCEEDS GO DIRECTLY TO STEP AHEAD FOUNDATION
Be part of this spectacular opportunity to make a difference in the world. Over the next 25 days, I will be blogging about the reason WHY we are hosting this event. While in Thailand, I met Annie Dieselberg of Night Light International. This dynamic woman of God has rescued over 80 women from sexual exploitation. Hear her story and come buy the beautiful jewelry handcrafted by her artisans. I have seen her ministry firsthand, met these women, and know for a fact, that her frontline ministry is taking the kingdom of God by force (Matthew 11:12).