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Life Lately: Lessons, Trials And Triumph From Our Ladies Event/Book Launch At Port Harcourt

First of all, my new book “Prayers for your future husband” has not been officially launched.

Yes.

The night before the event we found out that the books were not going to get to Port Harcourt till the next day.

I cried.

I was frantic.

I thought of calling off the event and then I texted my brother…

“What’s a book launch without my books..?”

His first reply?

“Lol, your books? Who told you that the books are yours? Just because your name is on the front cover doesn’t mean that it’s yours. Its HIS. THE BOOKS BELONG TO GOD”.

Oh Lord, I thought, again?

Why won’t you just let me go?

I felt like God wanted to squeeze the me out of the me.

Like, He wanted the me in me to die completely so He can take control.

Frances…

Would you minister for me just because it’s for me alone or are you much more concerned about what you will get from it?

Are you more concerned about books (which are mine anyway) or about the souls I have called you to minister to?

Is your heart really and truly with me?

I felt like God was asking too much from me.

“Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts.

Point out anything in me that offends you, and lead me along the path of everlasting life.”

-Psalm 139:23&24

I was going to minister the next day but first I had to be ministered to.

I cried as the Holy Spirit dealt with me.. as I was shown my heart.. as I was given a choice.

God or books?

Just book launch or ministering unto souls?

As I wrestled, satan kept whispering thoughts; my heart still torn.

My Spirit knowing that I cannot disobey Him.

My heart wondering at His pruning.. Lord, even now?

I have spent money I don’t have for this event because you said PH.

I am owing the printer.

What are you doing?

Must you always always go further down?

But my heart.. filthy. My true motives… money.

The only way to prune me was to get me to choose. I had to pass the test.

 

I would love to say thank you to everyone who prayed for me and keeps praying for me concerning my life and where you see God taking me.

Even before I sent a friend messages to pray for me, the Holy Spirit had already led her to pray for me.

Satan meant for this to destabilize me, God waited to see my heart, knowing that if I chose rightly I will come out better.

And I chose Him.

He showed up in a big way on Saturday.

As we prayed and the Holy Spirit rested on us in an amazing way on Saturday, my spirit was smiling.. “Lord this is it! Help me not to ever place anything else above your main reason for choosing me and appointing me to bear fruits for you.”

So it was that the ladies event at PH was a mighty success.

Yes, even I was pruned – I had to live out the message I preached at the event (returning to our first husband-Isaiah 54:5 and our first husband is coming for a bride pure and without blemish – Ephesians 5:25-27)

I would love to say thank you to everyone who made this a success. Everyone who were used as vessels to make the programme successful.

To AYF Sisters Forum St Matthews Deanery Nkpogwu, Port Harcourt, I say thank you. Working with you all brought great fruits.

To Queeneth; oh I don’t even know what to say. Your reward isn’t with/from me babe, it will be from our Father. I wish I can fulfill your wish of a movie date and pringles and the spa right now but someday. Soon.

God bless you for me.

 

To our men of valour who came to set up the hall, etc, etc. God bless you.

To those online who shared the flyers; someone came from a friend sending her the flyer and she said I won’t even know the friend. Too many silent followers (better come out and comment today oh) but thank you.

To everyone who supported in cash and kind, etc. God bless you.

To the women at the well, ladies who I can message and say pray for me oh at 12am today and yes, they are eager to do so. You all are such an undeserved blessing.

To Goodness; babe, I and Queeneth were amazed at how meek you are. I don’t understand. Oh wow. May I one day attain your spirit and grace to help, amen.

Love you dear!

To Mr and Mrs Ladipo; I whispered a prayer to God, that my marriage will be one where I am supportive of young ones with God-given dreams. I will not just be selfish with my marriage, we will God-willing be kingdom marriages like yours.

 

Thanks so much for being our guest and feeding us of God.. you and your husband, supporting this young lady who you know just from a blog. God bless you.

I cannot share on everything that went down at the event. We have pictures but couldn’t get videos.

Enjoy the pictures below…

 

But I just may get one of our sisters to write on things that struck her from the day so if you weren’t there, you can glean wisdom from the words.

And who knows, the main book launch is on the rocks.

For now, we are having pre-orders for “Prayers for your future husband” even before the main launch.

Hard copies and soft copies available.

If you want to order “Prayers for your future husband’ alone, it costs 1000Naira.

But from now to March 4th 2017, we have a juicy deal for those who are interested.

Get ‘Prayers for your future husband”, along with TWTW (The women at the well) collection of Bible studies for 2000Naira only.

This offer lasts till March 4th 2017 which is our ladies group “The women at the well’ first meet/book launch.

Mail 4thewomenatthewell@gmail.com to get your copies of these amazing resources (for every woman who really desires to be God’s own kind of woman”.

Looking forward to the birthing of more of God’s dreams and works He has ordained for us to do this year, amen.

Love,

Frances

 

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Our Lagos ladies.

Join the women at the well for her first meet this year!

Theme:Bridging the gap between naomis and Ruths

Date: March 4th 2017

 

Event is free but you have to register.

Register here

And do share this to a lady who needs to be there

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4 Comments

  • Reply
    itunu
    February 24, 2017 at 9:09 pm

    Aww, it is well with you Frances in Jesus name. I pray for grace and strength to run the race set before you. May you never falter, and may you continue to shine forth in the works God has given you to do. Amen. You’ll finish strong in Jesus name. Thank God it came out beautifully well. xo!

    • Reply
      Frances Okoro
      February 25, 2017 at 9:56 pm

      Amen and amen. Thank you so much Itunu, all prayers mega needed and appreciated.

      And it did turn out great! all glory to God!

  • Reply
    Ify Halim
    March 1, 2017 at 5:46 pm

    God ministering to you the night before the ministration… 🙂 God is good. Truly good, Him keeping our motives for Him in check always. I’m happy the book launch at PH went well and look forward to the Lagos launch!

    • Reply
      Frances Okoro
      March 6, 2017 at 11:22 am

      Night before the launch..had me screaming in my head “but today of all days Lord . Really?

      But we thank God. To be convicted unto repentance is a blessing.

      Thank you Ify. Lagos soon. Amen

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