Our E2E Team has been praying that God would connect us with other countries that we could begin a long term relationship with. We have looked at so many needs and situations, but we really wanted to have a sense that “this was it”.
Then, last year in a series of confirming events, we began to hear about a ministry called ‘Sons of the Congo’ and it resonated so loudly with us that we knew that this was a divine connection.
The Congo has been dubbed ‘the rape capital of the world’ and the statistics are staggering and have been rising. According to a recent article in the New York Times, it estimates that nearly two million women have been raped in the Democratic Republic of Congo, with women victimized at a rate of nearly one every minute. In answer to this growing atrocity a ministry has been birthed called the Sons of the Congo. This is a radio ministry which is dedicated to transforming men into champions of change in the Congo. Sons of the Congo is a movement of healing that transforms men into influential leaders… champions for their families, churches, government and nation. The program invites men to be a part of Radio Clubs, which are a 16 week Bible Study on what a man of God is and how a man should live and treat others. Its hope is to deal with the root cause of the issue of rape and change the nation one heart at a time.
(Elevated To Excellence has) been invited to partner with this ministry and to take a team to the Congo this year to hold (an E2E) Conference and to teach the women about their value in the site of God. (We are so excited about this new partnership(,) as it is exactly what we have been praying for!) (Then(,) as if that was not enough(,) we have (also) been invited to return to Bulgaria this year and hold a(n E2E) Conference there(. So,) God is clearly giving us many nations to love…the U.S., Canada, Bulgaria and the Congo!
In an effort to find creative ways to help raise funds for this International ministry God is opening up for E2E, so we are thrilled to partner with Manna Relief. Manna Relief is a branch of a Christian company called Mannatech that it allows each participant to ‘Give for Real’ in a ‘donation through consumption’ program. We are so excited about this! Not only can everyone use a healthy food supplement, but for every NutriVersus we purchase,another of the exact same product is sent to a child in a developing country. So not only is each purchase helping to minister to women through E2E, (since we get a portion of the sale) but the same product of equal value is given to a child in a developing nation to nourish his or her body. I love this because again, it calls us to be a giving people and to bless other nations of the world. To date Manna Relief is helping children in over 80 countries, and has amazing testimonies of what is happening in the lives of these children.
So we are honored and grateful that God is leading us in these areas as we have sought Him for countries we could love and help with the message of the value of every person. He has far exceeded our expectations, as He always does!
Ephesians 3:18…”Now unto Him who is able to do exceeding abundantly…
Upcoming E2E Dates…
Save the Date…November 17th Christmas Delights Boutique, Fashion Show and Luncheon
March 2013 All New E2E Conference, Southern California
Keep checking our website at http://www.elevatedtoexcellence.comWomen of the Congo