It all began with this prayer journal entry two months ago:
“Lord, would You please add some new venues to my speaking calendar for 2015?”
The Good Lord answered my prayer through my longtime friend, Jannai, who at the onset told me her gifting was to promote speakers. She began by promoting me to her pastor at Yosemite Lakes Community Church in Coarsegold, California. He said, “Let’s have Judy do two Sunday morning services sometime this summer.” That’s how my July 12th speech in Central California landed on the calendar.
A week later, I had this note from Jannai: “Judy, I’m going to promote your visit in the area and see if we can arrange more speaking engagements.”
Full speed ahead, Jannai began contacting friends and organizations within an hour drive from her home in Ahwahnee. Here’s the result of this promoter extraordinaire’s hard work.
- For the Oakhurst Library: I’ll couple the tale of my life story with my personal experience of writing and self-publishing three books
- For the Walk for Life fundraiser: I will give voice to babies who are aborted because they are broken and to those who are unbroken but unwanted
- For Fresno’s Rehabilitation Hospital: I will talk about my early years in Shriners Hospital, my 50 years of walking on artificial limbs & my amazing life with a disability
- For Yosemite Lakes Church’s two services: I will share my testimony highlighting how human brokenness sets the stage for God to intercept and WOW our lives
To God be the GLORY is my prayer! And I welcome your prayers as I take on five blessed speaking opportunities packed into the upcoming weekend. Obviously God and Jannai are confident this seventy year old is not a candidate for Couch-Potato-hood YET!
Above: Another outcome of Jannai’s public relations gusto is this newspaper article in the Sierra Star! View the full article here.