A new year brings new opportunities for intentionality.
A time to dream.
A time to pray.
A time to boldly act where the Lord is calling.
And so a cozy Oklahoma cabin buzzed with activity as we kicked off our First Annual Esther Amassadors Retreat...
They came from different backgrounds, possessing different gifts. Some personalities bold and fearless; others, gentle and reflective. There were those who had lived through many seasons of life, and those who eagerly longed to learn from them.
All unique in their own way; passionate sisters deeply bound together by a common purpose:
To empower women to become catalysts for God's purposes in their nation.
Through laughter and tears they shared their own stories that had brought them to this place.
There were stories that were once marked by hopelessness, now transformed into beautiful reflections of God's grace; stories that once lacked direction, now filled with great purpose.
And so we dreamed of how God might use us - the gift of the body of Christ that is so much stronger... together.
The Esther Initiative not only provides vital training and resources to Christian women leaders around the world. It is an invitation to lock arms with the nations to provide hope, restoration, and purpose to women who desperately need to know the love of Jesus in an often unloving world.
Once that love has transformed your life, you realize that you were created to give it away.
So we dreamed together.
We prayed together.
And we boldly said "yes" to where God is calling us around the world to raise up modern day Esthers... for such a time as this.
The new year brings new opportunities to reach the world in Jesus' name.
Our calling is sure.
The time is now.
Won't YOU become a part of what the Global Advance Esther Initiative is doing around the world?
Perhaps this is the moment for which you have been created...