This was a cold winter night in January. These girls had applied to our Yes! Group for a 10 month journey with weight loss and fitness.
Tomorrow night they will walk across the stage of the Woman's conference that sponsored them on this journey.
My heart is full, and my understanding has matured, small groups change everything. Last summer I had been continually stirred about working with women of Faith. I was not sure how that would work out. Nobody was knocking on my door from any local fellowship. The feeling would NOT go away in fact it grew. I even went about contacting friends of faith...and then... one day my Senior pastor walked in the doors of the gym that I work at. She approached me with an offer to take 8 women on a 10 month journey with weight loss. Yes my jaw was dropped down to the floor. A few short weeks later I got up and shared my experience and welcomed women to say YES! to their life, their health and their future.
Tomorrow night those 8 women complete their journey. They have all lost weight, but more than that they've all got their LIFE AND HOPE back. They've all learned about controlling foods and have established healthy eating habits. They all have healthy movement happening! They are a community now. We knew community was important and now we understand it is pivotal for success!
It's time for Purpose!
They are ready for Purpose again! Getting back to the purposes that they were created for! Small group leaders, mentors, administrators, writers, designers, hostesses and speakers! they are ready to help me grow Find Your Food into a network of opportunity. My vision is small groups that help you focus and support you during weight loss, in the church and in the community. My vision extends to the next step, having a place of purpose for you to move onto. Find Your Food Network: "Helping you help others" A network of opportunities and a place of purpose.
We know one thing for certain...If we don't have purpose, we will go back to the food!