What If You Could Change A Child’s Life? {Compassion International}

Ten years ago when I stepped into ministry I never could have dreamed the path on which that call would take me. There have been amazing highs, and painful lows…but really, isn’t that just how life is?

If I can be completely honest with you I always thought ministry would look like standing on a stage speaking to groups, both large and small. On that stage is where I feel most comfortable, yet pretty early in ministry God made it clear that the stage was only to be a portion of how I would serve in His kingdom.

A few years in, He led me to write….a blog, a book, a Bible study or three. The writing led to some opportunities to speak on stages. I felt complete and excited to be able to serve the Lord in these ways.

Then, something else happened. God began to draw in and draw down my ministry. There was less stage and more face-to-face time with women. Mentoring younger women, and a few older ones, became part of my ministry. Tasting Grace mentoring in the kitchen ministry was born, as was Tasting Grace, the Bible study. Now, surely I was where God desired for me to be!

Ah, but no. God seems to have a penchant for change.

 

Change A Child's Life Through Compassion

 

In today’s short video I am sharing with you the latest ministry opportunity the Lord has laid before me. He has flung wide the door to another amazing ministry. Through Compassion International’s Child Sponsorship ministry I can blend my passion for speaking and sharing God’s love with the opportunity to mentor and encourage others. Words cannot begin to express how excited and humbled I am about this opportunity to partner with Compassion. Please click the video link to learn more.

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Would your church or group be interested in hearing more about Compassion’s Child Sponsorship program? Would you be interested in hosting a Compassion Sunday in your church? If so, please use the form on my speaking page to contact me and I will happily share more information with you about how we can make this happen. You can also email me at info@leahadams.org.

Click the link below to see the faces of beautiful children who are waiting for sponsors!

 

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NOTE: If you are reading this post via email, you will need go to my website in order to see the video and access the GIFT I have for you. Click HERE to go to my website. When you arrive there, please look for the Friday, April 14th post.

Today I wanted to offer a video post because I hope to be able to convey how important I believe this week’s posts have been. Surely, I am not the only one out there who is desperately in need of a word make-over! Surely, I am not the only one in need of grace for her tongue. Surely, I am not the only one who needs accountability in her life?

 

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I hope you will take the time to watch the video. I also hope you will be sensitive to the workings of the Holy Spirit in your own heart. Here are links to my Monday and Wednesday posts that I reference in the video.

I would love to hear from you if you decide to take a journey similar to mine. You can use these principles for more than just changing words. They can be used to break free of all kinds of strongholds…lying, anger, alcoholism, adultery, pornography, overeating and so much more. Scripture memorization, prayer, and accountability. Three tools that have the blessing of God for you, His child.

 

 

May this gift will be a blessing to you, my readers. I hope it will help you in your journey toward words of grace. Please click the blue button below and follow the prompts to download and print your Grace-Full Scripture Cards.

 

The Loft Link-Up ~ Listen

Before we move on to today’s Loft post, I want to announce the winner of my February Commenter’s Giveaway. All month I keep a list of the names of everyone who leaves a comment on the blog. At the end of the month I draw one name and that person receives a small thank-you gift for being part of the LeahAdams.org community. This month’s winner is……………………………..Rebecca from MaryandMarthasHouse.com.

Congratulations, Rebecca. Please send me your mailing address to info@leahadams.org and I will get your gift in the mail to you!

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Today’s Loft prompt is LISTEN. As I prayed about what I would post, the Lord led me clearly to two passages of Scripture. I created a short video from what He gave me. I hope it challenges your heart today.

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The Loft LinkUp ~ Bible Study

Last week was so much fun reading about all the different words that the Lord has given us for 2016. Thank you for sharing!

 

Today’s topic is BIBLE STUDY ~ anything about Bible study…your favorite, the one that got all up in your business, the group with whom you study, your method…whatever floats your boat pertaining to Bible study is what we want to hear about today.

 

For my post on Bible study I have inserted a video from a speaking engagement that I had in 2011 where I spoke about the importance of Bible study in my life. The study of God’s Word has done a complete make-over on me. I am not the woman I was 16 years ago and it is all because of the living and active Word of God. This video is a clip from my personal testimony and I hope it is a blessing to you. If you are reading today’s post via email, you will need to click through to my website to see the video. Click HERE.

 

 

 

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Please remember that we are a topic driven link-up, which means that we link posts that pertain to the topic of the week. Posts that are not on topic will be deleted.

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February 3 ~ Family

Just a reminder that the link-up goes live on Wednesday morning at 5am and will stay live until the following Monday at 5pm. If you link up at The Loft, please do not link-and-run. We want to create conversation and community, therefore, we ask that if you linkup one post, please visit two others. There are some beautiful people who link-up each week, and visiting their posts is the best way to get to know them.

 

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The Loft Link-Up ~ Christmas

Today is our final time together in The Loft for 2015. It has been a wonderful year of sweet conversation, community and fellowship. I am blessed by your presence here and hope you will join us in 2016.

Last week I offered a video that drew quite a bit of response from you, my readers. This week I want to offer my all-time favorite Christmas video. I’ve watched it a gazillion times, yet I still cry every time. I hope you enjoy it. Have a blessed and merry Christmas, Loft friends.


 

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Hello, friends!  For today’s post on thanksgiving here at The Loft, I’m offering a short video with a few of my own thoughts on being thankful in the midst of trial and trouble. Be blessed. NOTE: If you receive my posts via email, you might not be able to access the video. If you would like to see my being-thankful-video, please click HERE and you will be taken to my website where you can click on the video and watch.

 

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