I was speaking at a conference in Dallas last year, in the heat of Summer BTW, when a woman with a funny accent approached me.
She said “God told our team before we came to this conference that He would show us who He was going to use to help us encourage the church and reach hurting women in Alaska. He told me it was you”.
My first thought when she said “hurting” was like Polar Bear attacks or frost bite. When I think of Alaska, I think fur covered heads, wild animals and Sarah Palin with a gun.
I could easily imagine me some hurting women.
Of course I knew my new friend wasn’t talking about bears or guns, what she was talking about was Abortion. A legal, gorier way of the shedding of innocent blood. She proceeded to tell me that Alaska had very little ministry from the church (insert shock and awe) for women, or men, who need healing from the heartbreak of a past abortion.
I have no clue about Frost Bite or Bear Bite…but healing and restoration from past choices that steal a piece of your heart forever–yep.
“Of Course I’ll come” was my very spiritual reply. My husband and I have ALWAYS wanted to take an Alaskan cruise. How about next Summer?”
“Oh no” she says “We believe God wants us to kick the New Year off with “Surrendering the Secret”. We want you for the Anniversary of Roe v Wade, January 22 and for Sanctity of Life Sunday.We want you to inspire the church in Alaska and help people understand how big this is.”
January–Alaska, umm, NO. I live in F-L-O-R-I-D-A! I don’t do winter in A-L-A-S-K-A!!
She said something silly like, “lets just pray about it” and I said something like “in your dreams”.
Wouldn’t let it go. I couldn’t forget. She kept calling…in my dreams. He made it VERY clear over the next few weeks that it was HIM who was calling me to go to Alaska in January.
He gave me Isaiah 45 as my agenda.
Then, he sweetly added my husband and my daughter to the trip.
The THREE of us will be sharing our GOD STORY several times over a 3 day period.
A family first.
We set the date.
We leave on Tuesday.
Want to go with us? Virtually? From the warm and cozy comfort of your home!!
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More importantly, will you pray for us?
Will you pray for Alaska?
Will you pray that the power and the love of God overtakes us all?
Will you pray that Alaska is warmer than normal??
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