I had never attended the conference. When I saw the pricing I knew I could not afford to go, but then noticed there was a link to sign up to volunteer. I did not think I would get the opportunity since it was so soon before the conference. After I signed up I realized it was also going to mean getting off of work early on a BUSY Friday afternoon (and I have no leave left for the year). A week later I got an email saying I was chosen for the Arena team. I put in a request at work and it was immediately approved. I arrived and was asked to help at the will call window first. Loved it! Loved greeting ladies coming in so excited to be there as well.
I think the hardest job the arena team has is LUNCH! It was steamy outside but we all worked together to quickly get the ladies through the line and off to enjoy their lunch. Their smiles and thank you’s meant so much to me. I got to see between 50-75% of the conference. The parts I sat in were definitely God’s words for me. One of my favorite parts was visiting with the other volunteers and the Women of Faith staff. Hearing their stories and working alongside each was a blessing. One of the other ladies on the arena team volunteers at the OKC conference so that her daughter can go but later attends with her church in Kansas City. There were several men on the team and they all volunteer so that a family member can attend the conference. They were each doing this work so that someone else could receive the blessings of the conference.
The arena team leader sat towards the end and visited with us and shared his Women of Faith story. We counted cards and learned that at least 43 people had made the decision to accept Christ at the conference! Before we split up to hand out final fliers the arena team leader asked me not to leave until he could give me his Women of Faith “We Care Oklahoma” t-shirt having heard me say that I would really like one. He had no idea what that meant to me. My husband has been out of work. I came to volunteer with no money for extras or even parking. I sat down in the morning not sure where our grocery money would come from this week and came home to discover a fellow church member had asked my husband to help with some work and had generously paid him. I came home physically tired, but spiritually renewed and can’t wait to volunteer again.
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