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.