Praying explicitly

In an attempt to be more involved in Rocky Mount’s ministry, I volunteered early in the planning stages of last year’s Whole Woman Conference. I wanted to be on the  door prize committee. My offer to help was graciously accepted and I got to work right away lining up my door prize donors.  In the months following, I only  attended the last  planning meeting so that I could deliver my door prizes.  Actually, as of 2 weeks before the conference, I hadn’t even registered.

Then, a  dear friend, who suffers from a serious,chronic disease, called and was excited to tell me that the church had invited her to attend the conference as their guest.  She wanted to know if I would go with her.  Her excitement was inspiring, and of course, I said that I would attend.  I told her shamefully about how I was on one of the committees and how I hadn’t even registered yet.  Frankly, I wasn’t even sure I was going to attend until she called me.  I  registered for the conference as soon as I finished talking with my friend, and I’m so glad I did.
It was so rewarding to spend that time with her  and to see the impact the conference had on her.  I came away from the conference with a lot, but the main thing I remember is one of the speakers saying to pray explicitly and fervently. I have since been attempting to do just that – praying explicitly- especially for the healing of this special friend who attended the conference.  So, I would like to thank the church  for reaching out to my friend, who in turn, reached out and witnessed to me.
Beverly Bishopp
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