I probably should have written about the I Am Woman Dream conference by now, but I wasn’t ready to yet.
I am still overwhelmed. It has taken me days to process. And every report and testimony that rolls in through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, text, email, phone call, letter…it makes me reel back more.
I knew God wanted to do something through our team at this event. I just had NO IDEA how much.
The stories of people who had given up. Those who had just….quit. (settled I guess is the word we used). And then the life that is springing forth as they start dreaming again and ALREADY watching dreams turn into realities.
Some Of My Favorite Stories Rolling In…
-A sixteen-year-old girl who found her life’s path.
-A guy that was serving at the conference that was so moved he brought two female family members to the rest.
-A woman that lost her dream ribbon from her wrist, was determined and found it and put it back on and declared, “I will NOT lose my dream again!’
-The fact that one lady is counting down the days until the HAPPY conference next year.
-A message from one woman that said she didn’t have any hope left before the conference and she is now filled with hope and courage!
-Another sweet message about how this brought a mom and her daughter so much closer together and even the daughter’s best friend experienced a life change!
-How on gentlemen that served is already requesting vacation time for next year to make sure that he can be there again. He told me with teary eyes.
-One business owner had more ‘junk’ thrown at her this week trying to keep her from coming and she left hugging me and smiling from ear to ear saying – this is exactly what I needed to breathe and dream again! I KNOW God is going to do so much with us! (and they have already been BLOWING UP their industry).
As I have vacillated between tears of joy and laughter with person after person in hearing their stories of what God is doing, I want to say THANK YOU.
Thank you to all the ladies that carved out the time to dream again last weekend with us. We dreamed of this time for you for over a year and watching you enjoy it was a dream come true for us.
Thank you to the BIZARRELY hard-working staff that have ALREADY started on next year’s conference. Y’all don’t stop and God sees that.
Thank you to the volunteers to toiled day and night transforming a church campus in a space where dreams could be born and resurrected. What you have sown into others, I pray you receive in abundance.
Thank you to the men that served the entire conference while the ladies where infused with hope and strength. May the serving you have done for others be something that is returned to you for a lifetime.
My heart is full and I just HAD to share some stories!!! I am praying that people will read this and share it with others to read so that YOU will share YOUR dream story from last weekend HERE in a comment. So that we can all dream together with you!!!
I am still catching my breath! The conference was EXACTLY WHAT I NEEDED! The very next day, I ended up supporting a family member who’s spouse was admitted to the hospital with a stroke. I reminded her to DREAM of her future with her husband in a state of wholeness. Then I took my bracelet off and tied it on her. I shared with her what it meant and we prayed. I am now praying daily in a state of gratitude.
Thank you to everyone who reminded me of the differnce between sleeping and dreaming. I am dreaming with my eyes WIDE OPEN!
What an incredible testimony!!! I LOVE IT! 🙂 I’m so glad you came.
I have a story about how I trusted the Lord.I was exhilarated on Friday night once we got home after conference, during the conference I had ask my Neice in law to hold my wallet it was dark and I couldn’t get it back in my purse. I thought I could get it when we got home to my surprise she thought she had given it to me. I called the woman we were with and ask if she had it by midnight we realized it was left at the church. I was scared because it had part of my rent money in it, which I had gotten from the pawn shop beforehand and did not have a chance to leave it at home. I went to bed and prayed that if it was the Lord’s will I would find it on Saturday before the conference. I left it with the Lord and went to sleep, I slept good that night and did not worry and fret like I would usually do, I went to sleep. When I woke up on Saturday I said the same prayer and proceeded to get ready for conference. When I arrived at the church I spoke with Rachael Mick and she told me to check with lost and found it was not there. Then I spoke to a gentleman who is always at the church, I can never remember his name but his wife is Courtney. I am in a wheelchair so he called another usher and ask him to take me in the auditorium before they opened the doors. We went right to the seat we sat in and I sit by every Sunday seat 13 and there was my wallet right were we left it. I felt so blessed and became to believe that I can leave my worries with the Lord and he will take care of them..
Yvonne! That is amazing! God really does take care of all our needs. 🙂
An amazing conference! Inspiring! Uplifting and life changing!
I returned to church for the first time in a few years, on a mission. Something I was searching for was searching for me. Things started to come together as other things were falling apart. I started a business I never knew I wanted to be a part of. Days later I started an anyi-bully page for jefferson county with no clue what I was doing. I just jumped on both opportunities knowing God was working something out for me. I missed a sunday after another. Was glad to be back for Easter service and decided I had to be there more to serve the Lord and worship. I wasn’t planning to attend the dream conference, then I watched my screen episodes of the two prior weeks episodes and decided I had to go…. I even posted about it on facebook. Unsure of where the words were coming from, although I knew. It was Gods working. I debated on going again on Friday after my paycheck again was turned away at the bank. I didn’t get my ticket in time online but decided I couldn’t miss it now. Met my friend there and was very blessed with what I seen heard and experienced as Im taking a path I have no idea where its leading but I have a dream, for the first time in my life. Not a dream to be rich. Not a dream to get married. A real dream. Im finding my purpose to make a difference in others lives. After a terrible accident in 1999, I was a victim of a terrible drunk driving accident. I knew God had a plan for me. I searched all through my 20’s and found nothing but turning 30 in my 20’s.
Im on a journey and trusting God. I am joining Faith Church as a member on Monday, June 16 & so excited!
Alicia, I’m glad you’re back! It sounds to me as if God has a huge calling on your life, & it’s beginning to unfold! Don’t lose sight of it no matter what. I’m so glad you came to the conference. 🙂 Thanks for sharing your testimony with me.
Sounds like the conference was a lot of fun Pastor Nicole. I really wish I could’ve came. But I am coming next year it will be my first time and I am so excited I just can’t wait I know my life will be changed at the happy conference next year I just cant wait
Cheryl, I’m so sad you missed it, but I’m super “Happy” that you’ll be coming next year! 🙂
I have only been coming to Faith Church since late February. This was the first event I have attended outside of Sunday service. I brought one of my dearest friends with me. We don’t get to see each other that often anymore and I thought this would be a good thing for us both. I was right! We had a wonderful time and it really helped us to re-connect and reminded us that just because we’re a little older now, doesn’t mean we can’t still dream. My dreams are stronger than ever now. Good enough has been good enough long enough. I WILL work towards my dreams EVERY DAY. I am stepping in and pressing on. I am making my relationship with GOD intentional. I feel the changes in my life taking place already. FEeling blessed!
I love this comment! Sue,I’m so glad you came & enjoyed it as much as you did! 🙂