Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Only Four Spots Open for Portugal Retreat Before We Go to Waiting List…

Just wanted to get a quick reminder out to those of you that are planning on coming to the Portugal Retreat April 29 – May 2, 2020. We have 4 spots open before we go to our waiting list. Yes, I know the graphic has 5 people in it and yes 3 of them are men. Forget all that and stay with me here (ha,ha)!!!!

It is not uncommon for people to move up the waiting before the final deadline for the Retreat closes. So, even if you get put on the waiting list, God knows. We strongly believe that He will have exactly everyone that was supposed to be there when we step off the plane at Lisbon. To sign up go to www.purejoyinternational.org and click on registration for Portugal. Must be a missionary woman serving Internationally, outside your country of origin with a sending/supporting missions organization and/or sending/supporting church.

I want to give a shout out to the LORD because we already have 40 of the 50 missionary women attending the retreat sponsored. This means we only lack 10 more missionary women to be fully supported for this trip. If you would like to donate to missionary sponsorship please click on donations to the right of this page or go to www.purejoyinternational.org scroll down and click on donate.

I absolutely love watching God make provision for that which He has orchestrated. He is faithful!

Have a Great Week!

Monday, January 13, 2020

Lisbon, Portugal Registration Is Open

Please get the word out to missionary women serving cross-culturally, outside their country of origin. Registration for the Lisbon, Portugal Conference is open. As always, we will go to a waiting list after the first 50 women are registered. If you have questions contact me vickie@purejoyinternational.org.

As we step into 2020, I am praying for an amazing year in the LORD for all of us as His children. I hope that you have taken time to ask God to give you a verse for the year. If you haven’t,  may I encourage you to spend time with Him and ask Him through the power of His Holy Spirit to direct your path to a verse for 2020. The verse God put on my heart for the year is Psalm 4:3, “Know that the LORD has set apart the godly for Himself; the LORD will hear when I call to Him.”

I think of it this way:
I am confident in knowing the LORD has chosen me and set me apart for Himself and therefore cares about what I have to say to Him, whether it is praise and worship, confession of sin, prayers for the lost, prayers for my brothers and sisters in the LORD, cries for family, friends, and/or self, etc. He hears because His word tells me so!

Therefore, again, I encourage you to ask God to give you a verse to stand on for this year. And as you wait on Him to speak to you through His Word and Spirit, write it down. Memorize it.

Have a great week coming up and get the word out to your missionary women friends serving outside their country of origin to register for the Lisbon, Portugal Retreat. Go to www.purejoyinternational.org and follow the directions on the home page.