I listened intently to her story.
In a lot of ways, it mirrored my own–the startup, the striving, the struggle, the surrender.
It seemed like she was miles ahead of me in her business success and ministry scope, so her words inspired me to stay focused on the path, and maybe one day I would achieve the same.
But then her story took a turn as she vulnerably shared details I couldn’t have known from the outside–the debt, the disasters, the decline.
This word snapped me back into her present telling because I definitely didn’t want that part of the story.
And then she said it–the phrase I can’t stop whispering to myself: One day can change everything.
She said literally, overnight, with one giant unexpected, open door, it all disappeared: the debt and the decline. One day changed everything.
Tears formed as I silently repeated her words that filled me with hope.
I believe God can do anything with anyone, anywhere. He is unlimited and all-powerful. He doesn’t need us to do anything, but He graciously invites us to be a part so that we can see His glory.
As I turned the hope over and around in my mind for days, I clung to the encouragement personally. It’s been a challenging season as a leader of a non-profit in this post-pandemic, broken-supply chain world, now experiencing an economic downturn. I felt like I needed to believe that in a moment, every financial burden could end.
And it can. I believe it because I believe in God. But even if it doesn’t, I keep working to be faithful in the daily ups and downs.
Then the thought hit me hard: God spoke those words through my friend –not necessarily as a personal promise of a windfall that would conclude the endless fundraising and struggle–but as a reminder to me and proclamation for the marginalized women waiting on rescue: One day can change their everything.
The hopeless, oppressed pregnant teen girls enduring a daily hell, crying out for relief in their suffering, are hoping that one day something will change everything.
This is why She is Priceless exists. It’s an opportunity to stop in the middle of an ordinary Tuesday and remember the countless women around the world who need one day to change everything.
In God’s gentleness, He showed me that a day that changes everything for me, improves my life, but a day changed for oppressed, pregnant teens in Kenya saves two lives.
And guess what? They are connected because our generosity can provide for their physical rescue and eventually expose them to a spiritual rescue.
One Resurrection day changed everything. Because He lives we can face tomorrow.
AND TOMORROW IS THE DAY THAT CAN CHANGE EVERYTHING!
When you give to She Is Priceless on Tuesday, May10th–it will fund the rescue of six of the most precious teens in Kenya; provide for their babies births and several years of care for all of them. It will allow us to empower and employ widows as artisans and respond to the astounding global refugee crisis.
Your gift will change someone’s day. And the best news is that releasing what’s in your hand will change you.
When a new girl comes home to the sisterhood of second chances in Kenya, it’s a celebration like you’ve never witnessed. The dancing and screaming, the joy. You can feel it in your bones. Once it subsides, there’s a beautiful table set and feast is shared. Girls have come home.
You’re invited to the table; there’s a seat waiting for you.