Last Thursday, I flew to Corpus Christi for a girl’s conference called, “It’s a Girl Thing.” The conference began on Friday night with a band and Debra Scott-Brown. What an amazing story she had. Then the keynote speaker for the weekend was, Victorya Rogers.
My workshop was on Saturday. I did three; two for middle school girls and one for high school girls. What precious girls came to each session. The workshops were small, so I got to visit with each one more than I could have if they were huge classes. My heart broke as I listened to some of the stories of girls wondering why their dads do the things they do. My goal was to show them that they didn’t have to be a statistic because they don’t have a father to protect them. They have a Heavenly Daddy and He will take care of them and give them the comfort they need. How would I know this? Because, I lived that story and I would hate to think where I would be today if I hadn’t put all my trust in my Savior to care for me and to give me the wisdom I would need to make it as a teen girl without too many scars.
The staff of “It’s a Girl Thing” do a tremendous job in organizing and providing the tools that young girls need. I love their mission statement:
“To encourage teenage girls to become virtuous young women in a world that doesn’t always care about moral and ethical standards.”
Thank you to Sarah and her team for all that you do!
*This is the view outside of my hotel room.
*This is the lecture hall that I did my workshop in at Del Mar College.
I wish I would have thought to take a picture of the girls, they were precious!