Giveaway Winner and National Conference Excitement Builds

Thanks to all who entered our “My Story” giveaway! We are delighted to announce that Lisa H. is our winner! She shared,

“I attended my first National Conference two years ago. At the time, Phoenix didn’t have a chapter and I was just stepping out on faith that God was going to raise one up in His timing. The Conference was just what I needed–it was a chance to connect with other women who share my passion for helping children in poverty, and learn a LOT about the issues. I also learned how to talk to my Congressional Representatives about issues that are important to me (and had an amazing and helpful guide in James Pedrick, a World Vision ANGEL in a suit).

This time, I’m most looking forward to reconnecting with women I know from other chapters, making NEW friends, and storming Capitol Hill once again! Most importantly, I’m looking forward to being strengthened in my faith as I worship and minister alongside my sisters in Christ.

PS–God did establish the Phoenix chapter! He is faithful! : )”

Lisa we are sending you a congratulatory email to share how you will receive your prize from us!  We are so grateful for the outstanding compassion of all of the women who stand beside us!

Excitement continues to build as we anticipate next month’s National Conference. We want to share two more stories of how the 2010 Conference changed lives. This year’s conference promises to do the same! If you haven’t registered yet, do so now!

“I never considered myself a very political person, and didn’t know how vested I would be in Lobby Day.  However, being there, in the Capital and realizing that these were people who make decisions for our country, and I could help influence these decisions, was incredibly empowering.  These people listened, took notes, and we saw how legislation was impacted because of what we did in that one afternoon.  I realized the power of my voice and how I could make a difference by just choosing to speak out.”  ~Christina Bradic, now the WOV Advocacy Intern

“Through World Vision and Women of Vision we were given audience with ‘princes and kings’ to make a difference and advocate for marginalized children and women. Congress men and women listened to us and took action. It inspired me to be bold in my own State of Washington to advocate for laws to end human trafficking . DC was one of othe most invigorating times of my life and I will never forget the experience of ‘storming The Hill’ with my WOV friends and advocates on behalf of those living in impoverished circumstances! It was powerful! I also was honored and privileged to serve as a volunteer with the WOV Leadership which was a sweet time of service and fellowship.” ~Karen Marion, WOV South Puget Sound chapter

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