Wednesday, March 27, 2013

YOU'RE "WANTED"...

Last night we had another RefresHER program, a quarterly event that I work with at church.  We had a "WANTED" theme with western decor and I encourage the different groups within the church that host to not go "over the top" on spending but to use what we have, and WE MUST HAVE A LOT OF COWGIRLS HERE!  

It was great and all the details fell into place - a great compliment to the women who took care of them! Our speaker Chris told us about her childhood and life and she told us some great stories - one I'll share with you:

GOD WANTED HER to become a child advocate at an early age.  She lost her Dad to an accident but vividly remembered a conversation with him about having 6 children.  Then, as a young girl she remembered a friend being bullied by older brothers and taking up for her.  When her friend had a baby sister, the parents allowed the girl to name the baby, and she named her "Chrissy" after her friend who had defended her against her bullying brothers.  Chris said at that young age she felt like a Child Advocate.  When she married and had difficulty having biological children, her husband was ready to adopt and guess what?  They ended up adopting 5 children!  Then later in her life she worked as a Children's Minister without any formal training, but it was something she was gifted to do.  She had a wonderful story to tell and praised God for intervening in her life.  

It was a great evening with blessings for all!  




 Fun table decor!



Our hostess Karen, and speaker Chris (one of Chris's daughters in the middle)

 Table time!

Love the way the generations mix!

2 comments:

The 5 Arbuckle's said...

I'm always amazed how even the tiniest detail match the theme.

Looks like you got a picture of the back of my head.

Lori said...

Looks like everyone had a good time!