Monday, April 26, 2010

And the winner is............

And the winner of the first She Speaks Scholarship is..... Cindy Haux! Her name was randomly drawn from the entries from all of the P31 blogs, which when compiled all together, turned out to be over 300 pages! A warm congratulations to Cindy! Now dont get discouraged if you didnt win, you can visit our Facebook page tomorrow to find out about the next opportunity to win a She Speaks scholarship.

You cannot imagine how hard it was for our Executive Director to pick only one winner. However, we all know in our hearts and believe with great faith that if God has truly called someone to attend the conference at this time, then He WILL make a way for them to attend.

A great idea to consider is setting up your own scholarship fund. Proverbs 31 has already put together an amazing letter that you can send to your family, friends, church members, small group, etc., which can help you kick off your fundraising campaign. The way it works, is that tax-deductible donations can be made to Proverbs 31 Ministries and designated as scholarship money for the specified individual, which takes away some of the awkwardness of asking people to give you money. It may sound a little intimidating at first, but keep in mind, that each year we have 20 – 30 women attend She Speaks because they set up their own scholarship funds. You see, not everyone is called to speak or write, but some are called to financially help someone else answer the call to speak or write, and God lays it on their hearts to make a difference in His kingdom in that way.

If you are interested in how to get started with your own scholarship fund, just go to www.shespeaksconference.com Click on the green button that says “Scholarship Info” at the bottom left of the home page, and you will be taken directly to the scholarship information.


Have a wonderful Monday!

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2 comments:

Cindy@FromSeedstoSunflowers said...

Tracie,
Thanks for posting this. I did receive an email, but think I am still in shock that it was my name actually picked.
I am so very thankful for this opportunity.
At the same time my heart goes out to all the women who didn't get chosen.
I want to encourage ALL of you who want to attend the conference: Don't think that because your name was not chosen that means that you should not go. Keep trying. Keep trusting. I will be praying for each of you too. And if you do make it to the conference I would love to meet you face to face!
Blessings to you,
Cindy

LeeAnn@Encouragement Is Contagious said...

Proverbs 31 Ministries and you all are awesome Tracie! What a difference you and some of the other Prov. 31 writers have made in my life. God has used you to get me excited about the next step he has for me to take in serving him. I have signed up on Facebook for another chance to win a scholarship to She Speaks. I am also going over to check out setting up my own fund for a scholarship through Prov. 31. I have never asked for money for anything before. My children have for Missions trips etc... It's a little scary but I do believe God wants me to go so I can learn how to speak better to the women I feel called to help. I like how you have all stated that God gives some people the heart ministry to want to give to help others go to something like this. If I don't do it, I guess I could be robbing someone else of using their gift and getting the blessing....okay I've talked myself into it... no more talking.

Thanks Tracie!
Lee Ann