Thursday, March 10, 2011

More Help

Dear Cyber Friends,
This is probably one of the hardest posts I've ever written.  I'm asking for help again.  And this one is more difficult than just getting your opinion on the title for my book.  This one involves letting go of a little pride.  We all know how difficult that can be sometimes.  But after much consideration and prayer, I've decided to attempt to raise funds for my trip to She Speaks this year.
Please read on.

“She speaks with wisdom and faithful instruction is on her tongue.” Proverbs 31:26


The She Speaks Conference is a life-changing conference for women seeking to step out in the passion God has placed on their heart. Hosted by Proverbs 31 Ministries (501(c)3), She Speaks encourages and equips women to make the most of their messages, communicating God's Word through:

She Writes: (Writers Track) From basic writing guidelines to preparing an article or manuscript for submission, and everything in between. In addition, the opportunity to meet one-on-one with some of the top editors, publishers, and literary agents in the Christian market.
She Speaks: (Speakers Track) Whether speaking in a large arena or leading Bible studies in church, participants will be equipped with the tools needed to effectively share the Word of God, create a bio sheet, market her ministry, and give successful presentations.
She Leads: (Women's Ministry Track) This track is specifically designed for women's ministry directors and facilitators. Included are creative ways to reach her community with the life-transforming hope of Jesus, organize small groups, select a team of volunteers, plan successful events, and network with other directors.


The Lord has laid it on my heart to attend She Speaks in July 2011. My first step is to raise funds. Will you prayfully consider partnering with me through a financial contribution towards a scholarship? My goal this year is to secure a publisher’s meeting and present my book proposal. I have been working diligently on this proposal. It has been my dream to publish a devotional book. “God-Flix”-lessons about God from movie quotes (tentative title), is not like anything else on the market today. I believe it could be a well-received book.

As you feel led to join me in this exciting call, there are two ways to participate. Call Proverbs 31 Ministries at 877-731-4663 to contribute by credit card; or send a check payable to Proverbs 31 Ministries to:
Proverbs 31 Ministries, She Speaks Scholarship/Josey Bozzo, 616-G Matthews-Mint Hill Road, Matthews, NC 28105

Please be sure to designate the scholarship in my name in order to credit my scholarship fund. You will be receipted for your tax-deductible donation. For more information visit: www.shespeaksconference.com.

Thank you for your prayers and support in pursuit of this dream God has placed in my heart. I have been blessed by all of the encouragement each of you has given me in this journey. Please do not feel obligated if finances are an issue for you. Your decision will not ever change how I feel about you or our friendship.


Love,
Josey

2 comments:

  1. I want to encourage you in your endeavors by sharing with you a testimony. I spent 5 years in my early 20s as a missionary. I had to raise thousands of dollars of support during the course of those 5 years. As much as I loved the ministry, raising support was my least favorite part. But God was SO faithful to provide and as a result, I have been to almost 30 nations. He equipped me!! Where He guided, He provided!

    Last summer, my family did another mission trip, and once again we had to raise support. The amount was crazy!!! For the 3 of us, including our plane tickets to the mission base, it was nearly $5000 that we needed. Keep in mind that our family lives with my mother, we have no car, no "real jobs", and we receive some gov't assistance. And yet we knew God called us to go.

    I reached out to a former ministry colleague and shared our need. We had to raise $4000+ for the tour, but in addition to that we needed 3 round trip plane tickets from NC to CA. I simply asked her to pray about how she might be involved. She ended up giving me her AmEx card over the phone TO PURCHASE ALL THREE PLANE TICKETS!!!!!!

    And we managed to raise the additional monies we needed, and ended up going on an amazing mission trip as a family to SOuthern Mexico!!!!

    I'm sharing that with you to encourage your faith. If God can do that for us, I guarantee you that the registration fee and your transportation are nothing for God. He will make a way where there is no way.

    Blessings to you, and I cannot WAIT to see how GOd does this for you!

    I think your idea for a book is really neat!!! I pray that God will give you all that you need for your proposal to stand out to just the right publisher!

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  2. Praying God makes a way for you to attend She Speaks, Josey! He is faithful and ABLE!

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