Contributed by Paula Hemphill
I remember my first conference like it was yesterday. I remember being scared and feeling alone in my ministry before that weekend. And I remember how I was so lovingly grafted into this orange army with so much grace and kindness that it made my heart swell.
When I walked away from my very first conference I knew I had found my tribe. I knew I was NOT alone. And I knew that I wanted to give that same grace and love and kindness to new CA's.
Many of you have heard me tell the story of my first conference ever. And I love my story. Because it's not just about me. It's really about the heart and soul of this team. But I want you to hear from two of my friends who attended their first conference last year and just what it meant to them.
The RELATIONSHIPS with other CAs is absolutely essential to being able to get through the disappointments, frustrations and heartbreaks that will come in ministry & life. As you get to know other CAs and their journeys, you will realize that "success" is found in simply persevering and trusting. The friendships & love shared with other CAs is the way God will encourage you through the valleys and dry seasons and how He will help you persevere in your calling and not grow weary!
Please come and get connected! You will be re-fueled to get back out there and obey in the small choices every day. He will ignite your vision for this beautiful kingdom work and you will be so humbled by the amazing GLOBAL group you have been called to be a part of. - Randi Jo Rooks
Conference registration is live. And for me it's especially exciting this year. My first conference was here in Tennessee. In my backyard, if you will. It was here that I truly became a child ambassador. So, it's exciting for me that I can invite y'all to this place-- a place where we all hope and pray you experience the same thing I did: deep belonging, togetherness, and the empowerment to go out and live your ministry the way the Lord has you to.
Register here and join us!
Greater Together is a collaborative blog written by volunteer child ambassadors for World Vision.