Monday, March 31, 2008

One more week!

The funds, the items, the prizes, the prayers keep on rolling in! Our God is THE provider.

To date, we have raised a whopping $1,340 for next week's events. WoW! It's amazing to me how God can combine all of our small acts of service for something bigger than we could have ever imagined. Thank you to everyone who has contributed financially. The bulk of this money will be used for the spa night--for hotel fees, parking costs, spa items, thank you gifts,etc. In addition, I have been specifically praying that the Lord would provide us with enough money to buy books for each girl who comes to the Heather Paulsen event next week. I am happy to say that with the extra money, we will be able to give a copy of the book "Emotional Purity" to most, if not all, of the ladies in attendance. WoW! And finally, some of you may know that my desire is to make WoW an official organization with tax-exempt status, and this can be a VERY expensive process. If we have money left over from the spa night and speaker, we will then use this money towards becoming a full-fledged organization. Again...WoW!

I wish I had taken pictures of my dining room before coming back to school. It was literally a sea of pink. With your generous prize donations, we were able to put together over 50 prize packages for the ladies in attendance, and by next week, we'll probably be closer to 75! WoW! I had so much fun assembling the prizes for these ladies, and I'm sure they will greatly appreciate them.

We are almost set as far as items go. We have received almost every item on the list. So many people have generously donated items, and a nail salon even donated 30 bottles of OPI nailpolish and a brand new paraffin bath. WoW! We are still in need of a few things, so if you know of anyone who would still like to help out, please pass this list along:

1) Vanilla scented paraffin wax
2) Disposable mascara wands
3) High quality makeup brush cleaner
4) Disinfectant for combs/nail clippers
5) Mirrors for makeup application table

In the service department, we currently have an eyemakeup specialist, a waxing specialist, and two massage specialists. We possibly have a nail specialist as well. This is always the hardest task, so if you know of anyone who would be willing to offer their services, please have them email or call me (you should have that number from the emails I have sent out). We also have a dozen or so women who are going to serve as "spa assistants," and I'm very excited about that!

People have been asking me what they can pray for, and I have a few prayer requests that you can pass on:

1) Praise God for his provision!
2) Continue to pray for the women in attendance
3) Continue to pray for the women NOT in attendance
4) Continue to pray for Heather as she prepares to speak with these women
5) Continue to pray for the future of WoW
6) Please pray for the safety of the spa specialists and assistants as they travel to Northwestern
7) Please pray for me and the other students who are involved in the planning process
8) Please pray that God will make his name known and that these women will realize that they are precious in his sight
9) Please pray that the weather will let up so that we can go out and publicize!
10) Please pray for the Northwestern campus

I think that's about it for now. Thanks for your support and for your prayers. If you think about it, listen in to the Sandy Rios Show WYLL1160 on Friday between 3:00 and 5:00. I'll be on the air with Sandy discussing the "hook-up" culture on college campuses.

Embracing and Preserving Our Womanhood,


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