LATTE Womens' Ministry
Thank you for your participation in LATTE this year! We hope you’ve had a fun, faith-filled time at the Bible studies, workshops, “The First Step is a BIG One” event featuring Lisa Rambo and gathering for a time to sing Christmas carols and enjoy some treats.
We’re excited to share an encouraging note from Lisa Rambo, as well as information about more workshops and events happening in 2014. We hope that you and your family have a wonderful Christmas, and we look forward to seeing you in the new year!
Note from Lisa Rambo:
How has God asked you to step out in faith?
Stepping out in faith is never easy. While it may feel intimidating to take that first step, not knowing what will come of it, we can be sure that whatever it costs us to go forward in faith, will always pale in comparison to the incredible blessings God has in store for us, waiting on the other side of our fears.
I remember coming home from the ranch after week 5 still over 200 pounds consumed with many fears, one being going to a real gym, with real gym people. I was afraid of looking foolish. What would I do without my “big” friends? Everyone was going to stare, laugh at, or talk about me…. I was so scared, and I believe that is what kept me from ever going into a gym before. I am so thankful God lead me out of the boat to face my fears. (Matthew 14:22-33) My life has not been the same since!
Faith and hope brought courage and boldness to step out of the boat. Faith and hope brought strength and power to walk on the water. Faith and hope brought perseverance to persist in the face of failure –
for Peter doubted, and in his doubt began to sink.
So Jesus reached out and pulled him to the surface again.
It was love that saved him, real love, that is offered over and over and over to all of us.
I think fear is a huge obstacle for all of us in different ways. Many of us worry that we have not been given the right gifts for the job that needs to be done. We think that God needs someone more dramatic, someone more capable, or noteworthy, or eloquent, someone more miraculous. Smarter, stronger, faster might be good for the Olympics, for the marathon or the 100 yard dash. Those 10 yards across the water…they call for something else. God is asking us to look inside ourselves and find out what gifts He has given us to use. And TO USE THEM!!
We can be scared to step out in faith, do something new, change because we’re worried that we don’t have what it takes to get it done. We’re not good enough, or we’re not strong enough, or we don’t know exactly the right thing to do or steps to take to do it. I am here to assure you, We are good enough, and we are strong enough, and we do have exactly the plan needed to get it done……God’s plan. We just need to keep focused on Jesus and take that first step knowing He has the plan, and will save us when we sink. Some days it feels as though the whole world is a storm, and the best we can do is huddle in whatever shelter we can find. Jesus calls us to “come.” He is on the water; the only way to overcome our circumstances, our fears, the storms of life is to walk to him.
Reach out your hand, and you will find Jesus pulling you up.
Step out in faith. The First step is the big one!!!!
We will never know what our potential is unless we are willing to “walk on water,” to step out and trust God in faith. Whatever your situation or circumstance, God can transform your life and help you if you’re ready to call on Him.
Walking With You,
More LATTE events at FCC in 2014!
Cast off The Anchors Workshop -Tuesday, January 21, 2014, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Navigating the Tongue Workshop – Tuesday, February 4, 2014, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Living as New Creations (featuring Lisa Rambo) LATTE Spring Event – Saturday, April 12, 2014 - Doors open at 8 a.m., Program 9 a.m. to noon.
Please click on the image below for more information! Thank you!
Please join us at Faith Community Church on Sunday, December 8 from 6:30-8:30pm to start off the Christmas season with fellowship among ladies! Please feel free to bring your little ladies to this Christmas Caroling and Cookie Exchange Gathering. (Cookie exchange participation, not necessary!)
Please see the image below for more information. We hope to see you there!
Hello again ladies!
Many of you have asked if the Lisa Rambo event from October was recorded and I am happy to report that we have the audio files ready for your listening pleasure! Please share and listen and enjoy! We hope you will be blessed by Lisa’s encouraging word!
Thank you for your interest!!
With love and blessings,
The LATTE Leadership Team