You Are Testimonies

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The You Are Conference was an unbelievable experience. So many things happened leading up to this weekend - I knew I was meant to attend. I have been stressed out to the absolute max the last year. I am a single mom to a beautiful 18mo old daughter, I am in recovery from addiction, doing the very best I can to provide for her. My daughter’s father is also in recovery and he is struggling. He is in treatment in California for the 3rd time.

Having my daughter changed my heart, my mind and my soul. She has given me a reason to love myself again and want to do everything I can to stay clean and sober. I know God blessed me with her to save my life plain and simple. I’d be dead or in jail had I not gotten pregnant I have no doubt. I have an amazing family that helps me so very much but my pride has been telling me lately that I should be providing for my daughter on my own and have a house for us instead of living with my parents. The enemy keeps me constantly worrying about her father too wondering if he will make it, wondering if he will ever be there for our daughter.

I have cried myself to sleep so many nights over these issues. I have made myself physically, mentally and emotionally exhausted! Then I attend YOU ARE!!! God moved through every single woman that got on that stage. He pulled out emotions and fears and tears until I was spent. He pulled out joy and happiness until I was shaking with exhilaration! Then 2 hours before the conference was over I went to the prayer room and ask for prayer. He told me I needed it. I felt it pulling me. I met a lovely woman named Sue. This was it. This is why I was meant to attend. She herself had been a single mom for a short while when she became a widow. She cried with me as I told her my needs and fears about providing for my daughter and her being without her father. She prayed over me and asked God to give me a word. I listened and tried to drown out the voices around me...and he spoke clear as day. He said “I’ve got you, and her. Do not worry.” Then Sue tells me that God told her to tell me to just lead my daughter to the Lord because he IS her father! She will always have a father and leader in Him. When I walked out of that room, a weight had been lifted. I actually felt physically lighter. Mentally clearer and emotionally stronger. I sat thru the rest of the conference smiling and did not shed another tear because I knew....God’s got this! He told me so!!!!
— You Are 2017 Attendee
I’ve been a Christian for 31 years, and have never “gone up” for prayer.... I told myself I didn’t need it, or that it was for people morebin need than me, or I was in a hurry... (but I know it was pride/shame). I went [for prayer] this weekend, and the woman who prayed for me had a deep understanding of me... also lived on some land. Had five kids, homeschooled... but was in a more seasoned part of life now. She knew exactly what to ask for. The Lord pulled me back to Him, renewed my youthful spark (I don’t know when I lost it) and mannnnnnn. It’s good to be known by Him. To let myself be known. I am renewed, refreshed, and back to knowing my place in a Christ.
— You Are 2017 Attendee
I had a lot of anxiety preparing to head to the conference Friday night for some reason, but I sucked it up and showed up. The whole thing was amazing! I felt the Holy Spirit the entire conference! Friday night when [the speaker, Vicky Porterfield] said ‘What have you locked away in a coffin?’ I felt a complete conviction from the Holy Spirit. So to rewind a little bit...God called me into women’s ministry in 2011 by me arguing with a God for a while (never a good idea) and telling Him that I needed to open by bible and visibly see that it was truly Him calling me...I opened straight to Moses telling God that he was not equip to lead, so from there started leading a bible study and then held 2 women’s retreats. After the second retreat I listened to lies from Satan (this was spoken about Saturday, so another conviction) and fell completely out of women’s ministry. So Friday night the Holy Spirit very clearly reminded me that He called me into women’s ministry and that I locked it in a coffin, therefore not obeying Him. When you let us break to be prayed for Friday night, we chose to pray in a group of 4. The ladies knew nothing about my calling other then me telling them I was called and convicted Friday night, but when [one woman] prayed for me, she prayed that God would give me someone like God gave Aaron to Moses. I got chill bumps all over and knew there was no denying our Heavenly Father. I left fully rejuninated and full of life again! I don’t know exactly what women’s ministry looks like for me yet from here, but I’m praying and listening and will obey! Thank you so much for taking the time to put such an amazing conference together to help women like me have a space with no distractions so that they can truly feel the Lord’s presence in a way that is so hard to get in your every day life!
— You Are 2017 Attendee
Oh my. Oh my. The LOVE I felt this weekend was amazing. The power of prayer IS a wonderful thing. What can I say, I was moved and touched in so many ways. I heard Him speaking to me as a wife, mother, Massage Therapist, FP coordinator and all the things I try my best to do in His name and for His glory. I spoke with Him in the prayer room with Vanessa, I spoke with him through the music (which I was tempted to start dancing), by the incredibly moving speakers, who just emited a glow of pure LOVE. I know God spoke to me and many woman, in many many ways this weekend. I have been looking for something and think I have found my way. My word was JOY for this weekend and will work on that word for the next year. Finding my JOY by talking and listening to God. Seeing and being His word. THANK YOU!
— You Are 2017 Attendee
My favorite part was the ministry rooms...especially the one for realizing ones calling. I thought i knew mine for a long time...but I had never truly heard God in it, and I came to realize that it was something that I was always talented in, just had never thought to do it as a profession... God has led me to pursue a talent over a love...it’s hard right now, and God has me under wing! High Praise!
— -You Are 2014 Attendee
Prayer after the Friday night session. I got prayer about getting pregnant, and found out 3 weeks later I was! Such a blessing. Thank you!
— -You Are 2014 Attendee
I met a woman from another town and it was a definate GOD appointment. I totally missed one session because we were talking/crying/sharing our hearts with one another. She was younger. As a Mother who had walked a similar path I could relate and encourage her. I went to church Sunday morning and my pastor spoke on being a mentor . Bingo ! My goal is to stay in touch and encourage this young Mom with texts, and cards.
— -You Are 2014 Attendee
It was so encouraging to see so many women from so many churches come together!.
— -You Are 2014 Attendee

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