This has been a busy (and exciting) few weeks for us at ZOE Projects...wanted to give you a quick update (personal update at the end):
Ron Davis presenting ZOE at COTM
ZOE Projects was presented as a 2014 missions giving focus at the PAOC BC and Yukon District Conference on the Ministry. We were grateful to receive funds, but also to increase awareness of what ZOE Projects is and what we network together to do. Blown away by the generosity!
Leanne and Everlyn at Free to Lead
Living Waters Church in Ft. Langley hosted the "Free to Lead Conference" on March 14th and 15th. It's purpose was to inspire women to leadership and it was amazing! One of our presenters was Everlyn, from Village of Hope in Zambia. She shared with us the blessings and challenges of being a woman in leadership in Zambia. She encouraged the conference to "not despise small beginnings"..."great things begin as small things". I couldn't agree more! ZOE projects was presented by our ZOE intern Jennie Piedalue...we have some great, young leaders rising up!
Christian Life Assembly in Langley and Maple Ridge, BC invited us to share ZOE Projects as a part of their Missions Convention in early March. They have agreed to take on two projects in Ethiopia and Chennai, India...we will share more in a future blog post. Awesome to partner with this church community.
Leanne presenting ZOE at Christian Life Assembly in Langley
And finally, I (Leanne) announced my resignation from Living Waters Church (of Ft. Langley, BC) early in March. After ten years of ministry as a pastor there, I am stepping down to give more focus to ZOE Projects and to Leadership development of women in Canada (and maybe even around the globe...we can dream, right?) Though it was a difficult decision, it was necessary in order to move forward through the doors that are flinging wide open. Can't wait to see what God will do!
Hold on for the ride!