Well… tomorrow is my last event on this tour. I’m kind of glad and kind of sad.
I’m glad to be going home soon to see my kids and husband. And I’m sad to end this tour of meeting new people and seeing what God is doing in the hearts of women through my book and ministry.
On Tour in Ontario
Here are some of the highlights:
Michael’s Family Books in Pickering
At my first book signing at Michael’s Family Books in Pickering a lovely lady – young, unmarried, not a mother – came over to see my book. She said, ‘I can’t buy a book but I can pray for you.’
It reminded me of when Peter said, “Silver and gold we don’t have, but what we have we give you. In the name of Jesus Christ the Lord, get up and walk!” (Acts 3:6)
And boy did she give me a lot!! She prayed with me that the heavens would open, that my flights would be paid for, that the Lord would expand my ministry to various countries and continents and that He would release His spirit into me and over me. Wow… I felt so blessed.
What an amazing thing to be surrounded by God’s people, family really, no matter where we go!
100 Huntley Street
Another highlight, of course, was being on 100 Huntley Street. I was able to travel with a prayer partner and that made it extra special.
I was quite nervous – I have to be honest. But yet I could so sense God carrying me.
And it went so well!!
I hope you watched it! If not, click here and take a look.
I love MOPS!
Speaking at 2 MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) groups was fun.
I love speaking with young moms! There’s just so much energy (well… tired energy) and fun and laughter when moms get together.
I was so blessed by these groups.
And the fun thing is both groups had guests who weren’t young moms… and we all felt like a great big happy group.
Brantford Book Signing
While I was at The Gospel Lighthouse in Brantford doing a book signing my heart was thrilled.
A man came into the store with a little girl. And boy, was this man on a mission!!
He is doing the Love Dare and was on the hunt for a gift for his wife. He was on Day 3.
He said that in those 3 days he’d already gotten all excited about what this would do for his marriage. I and the bookstore lady helped him scour the store to find the right gift.
I was nearly giddy knowing that somewhere there’d be a wife who would be getting a symbol of her husband’s love for her. How exciting!!
I loved watching this husband search until he found the perfect gift. :)
Faith Family Books in Scarborough
During my book signing at Faith Family Books I had lovely discussions with so many people.
First one about parenting. Then another about how God brought two elderly people together for a ‘new’ marriage.
A friend from days gone by came to say hello and chat! Wow… it reminded me how much I loved our ladies group from way back when (right Michèle – did I get the accent right?) and how sisters in Christ can be united no matter how long the time apart is.
Bowmanville Ladies Breakfast
This morning I spoke at a church in Bowmanville where we used to live. It was a ladies breakfast that my good friend and prayer partner organized.
They had a LOT more women come than they expected and it was FUN!
For the first time in my life I had a standing ovation!!
(Okay… only one person stood… but I didn’t know who she was and she really, really blessed my heart with that!)
Liberty Pentecostal Church in Bowmanville
Sunday morning (tomorrow) is my last opportunity on this trip to speak. I’m looking forward to it. What a joy to be able to share more of what God has been teaching me.
And then I come home!! I should be home by late Monday night. Ready for a good sleep in my own bed.
The beds I’ve been in have been great… but nothing’s quite like home!
What do you think?
Do you have any suggestions for where I should go on tour next time? Do you think your church would have me in??