Several ladies were gathered around my dining room table to plan another conference. Calendars, papers, plans before us, I clearly heard in my heart, “Stop!”. We listened, and the team went home to pray and seek God’s will.
Two years before that, several of my friends and I attended a Stonecroft
"Telling Your Story" conference in Pleasanton, California. Workshops were geared toward teaching women how to tell their faith story using a variety of gifts and talents.
On the way home we realized that God had given us all the same message. “Bring the conference to Reno!” Four very excited women began praying, planning, and putting together a team. The following spring, God changed lives and brought women to Himself through a wonderful "Telling Your Story Conference" in Reno. God brought Karen (then Kassar) Goodrick onto the Stonecroft staff. Her first meeting with me as Western Division Field Director turned into a lasting friendship that encouraged and helped us along the way. The team grew and the prayer time we shared was powerful.
Years ago, when I lived with my young family at Lake Tahoe. God had gifted me with an amazing friend. The friendship Pam Butters and I shared began when our children attended nursery school and continued through their middle-school years. We did many things together, including ski lessons, soccer carpools, choir, directing Christmas programs, Vacation Bible School, volunteering at the kids’ school, and much, much more. Her family moved to Reno when the kids started high school and, sadly, we lost track of each other. Our children grew up and we also moved to Reno, yet our paths had not rejoined.