Today’s my birthday. I’m 38. Normally I’m perfectly content with this day passing by quietly. I’m not really one for the spotlight or having a fuss be made over me.
But, things are different this year. I’m at a point in my faith walk where my purpose and fear have collided, and when I blow out my birthday candles tonight I’m going to be wishing for a miracle.
I’ve always been a visionary and had an entrepreneurial spirit, and for the last fifteen years I’ve wanted to invest in the lives of young girls. To help them realize their worth is not them+guy=value.
In 2009, I founded the Whatever Girls as a way for me to be intentionally involved during my daughter Grace’s teen years. My initial vision was a life group-a monthly gathering where moms and daughters could come together and talk about anything and everything while giving our girls an alternative to the status quo.
Never did I dream we would become a ministry with a global impact, or that we’d have a team of almost thirty contributors committed to leading an army of girls to an identity that lasts past Friday night.
Never did I dream we would be creating a large conference called Whatever Girls Live. Never did I dream we would get several emails a week asking us if we were taking our conference “on tour”.
Never did I dream there would be Whatever Girls groups starting up across the world.
Never did I dream part of my purpose for living would be to lead girls away from the very life I once lived.
Who are the girls that Whatever Girls exists for?
She’s the girl who sits by herself at the lunch table pretending to be busy on her phone so the loneliness doesn’t show.
She’s the girl you remember seeing in the mirror, who still makes an appearance every now and then.
She’s the girl in the youth group that wants you to think she has it all together. But she doesn’t.
She’s your niece.
She’s your daughter’s best friend.
She’s the neighbor girl.
She’s your granddaughter.
She’s your daughter.
She’s the one whose pillow is wet from her tears.
She’s the brave girl who knows her identity comes from Jesus-not the kids at school.
Will you help us fight for her?
I’d love for you to check out our 10:3 Campaign, which we launched October 3. We are looking for 333 warriors to invest just $10 per month ($30 total-October, November, December) so that we can reach our goal of $10,000 by December 31, 2013.
Three things you can do to help us today:
Pray for our ministry
Share about our ministry and the 10:3 Campaign on Facebook or Twitter
Invest in our ministry by being one of our 333