These photos were among my greatest gifts beginning 2018! They signify the joyful, hopeful new season God is leading us into as He continues spreading the fragrance of Jesus and transforming lives around the world through our Butterflies and The Butterfly Story!
This photo is the result of a contact in France who saw the LUV Butterfly Story translated and printed in french by Marie Carmen and her daughter Anne Hoffman. She told a friend in Kansas,USA who was going to visit an orphanage in Haiti last November. Her friend ordered 20 french Butterfly Story Books – Le Papillon through our on line store, and Marie Carmen shipped the books from France to Kansas. The Butterfly books then flew from Kansas to Haiti into the waiting hands of this beautiful little Haitian butterfly! Please pray that all the precious young girls in this orphanage found their true value, identity and beauty reading Le Papillon!!
As we step into the next decade of our ministry, the Holy Spirit has given me an excitement and anticipation for the work and opportunities He has for us this year. It may be the “most anxious” year according to The New York Times, but we have much to look forward to if we keep our eyes on Jesus, the great work He has given us to do, and the power He has given us to do it. He has called us to “reach the world by reaching women” – there are millions more still to reach!
LUV Organizational News
At our 10 year Anniversary event I shared that from 2007-2017 the Lord has grown our ministry in 23 countries,18 languages, reaching over 50,000 women, and growing multiple butterfly groups of women experiencing transformation and freedom in Jesus, all over the world. Amazingly in-spite of our growth, our staff and annual operating costs have remained the same each year! I am deeply thankful to Amanda Johnson and Sherry Blevins who have faithfully supported and assisted me in their respective administrative roles as the ministry has grown and spread so quickly. Both women have given their best to serve the Lord by serving me, our ministry and our Butterflies.
However, as we begin 2018 our LUV Board felt it wise and timely to review our operating systems and staffing, in anticipation of the growth of the ministry this year and the next 10 years. As a result, Angie Diaz has joined Love UnVeiled as my Executive Assistant & Operations Manager. Angie has been part of LUV weekly discipleship groups in Avalon since 2014, leading small groups herself last year. She was the success behind our Global Anniversary Conference in her voluntary role as Event Coordinator. God has given her a heart and desire to use her gifts in a more formal capacity to help us develop systems and operations to support me and the ministry in our growth. We are delighted she has accepted this position. Sherry will continue in her role and gifting as Hospitality Coordinator and support Angie in administration. Amanda will continue in her role and gifting supporting Angie in accounts, media and publishing.
Please join me in welcoming Angie to our LUV team.
Prayer This Weekend; Workshop 5
I am excited to begin our first of many workshops this year with our group from France, North Carolina and Orlando. Please keep each of the butterflies in prayer. Each one needs a fresh anointing from God to fulfill her ministry.
The river of God is full of water! Psalm 65:9. Please pray fervently for a fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit as we bathe in the river of God’s word and His living water this weekend. Pray that each woman will be revived, refreshed and re-envisioned to return to her ministry in the power of the Holy Spirit to bring transformation and freedom to women in her country and community.
Thank you for your prayers and continued partnership in the work God has called us to do this year, to set women free to build HIS kingdom for HIS glory world wide!
In His Love