Siesta Scholarship Fund

Hey, Siestas! I have something very exciting to share with you! Let me give you a little background so you’ll get the full picture. Like most of you, I was deeply burdened by the financial needs our sisters shared on the blog several weeks ago. My LPM staff of mighty prayer warriors and I divided up every one of those needs and prayed for them specifically. I also deliberated over and over before God about what else I could do. I can’t tell you how much I wanted to just start writing checks. Living Proof Ministries does not have the kind of non-profit that can give cash to individuals, so my frustration mounted. That’s when the Lord spoke such a clear word to me in my heart. It went something like this:

“Stick with what I’ve called you to do at the ministry. You can’t give away money but you can give away many other material things to people and churches that could really use them.” God then began to lay out a strategic plan to set up a scholarship fund through our blog community to donate materials (books, CD’s, DVD’s, and event tickets) to those whom God directs. LPM has always actively donated, but setting up a fund like this would greatly enhance what we’re able to give and also add a fabulous dimension to our community.

I immediately went to Linda, our LPM accountant, told her the vision as I understood it from God and asked her if it would work. She gave it a thumbs-up and began setting up the system and, as of right now, it is up and running. Here’s how it will work: We will now have a way for any of you Siestas who are not as financially strapped to give any amount of money the Lord directs to what will now be called “The Siesta Scholarship Fund.” Girlfriend, it can be $5 and we’d be thrilled! Your Siesta Mama is going to put up or shut up, so I want you to know that I brought my checkbook from home and, with great joy, am making the very first ever donation, $1,000, to our new scholarship fund. In fact, let me stop right now and write the check.

OK, it’s written. If you also want to write a check (for any amount, of course), you’ll make it out to Living Proof Ministries just like I did, but you absolutely must designate “Siesta Scholarship Fund” in the memo so they’ll know where to put it.

Mail it to:
Living Proof Ministries
12131 Malcomson Road
Houston, Texas 77070

You can also make a donation to the fund online by using this link below. When given the option in the online form, please designate it “In honor of The Siesta Scholarship Fund.”

Click here to donate online

I give you my word that these donations (whether by check or online by charge) will only be used for the expressed purpose of giving away materials. I also want you to know that we will always tell the recipients that they have received them as a gift from the LPM Siesta Blog Community.

With these donations, Living Proof will then begin appropriating materials for priority needs that hit the ministry. This is where I really need your understanding. This scholarship fund would not just be by Siestas for Siestas. It would be by Siestas for anyone at the discretion of our ministry based on the needs that we encounter. I fear that if we limited our donations only to Siestas, it could open the door to all manner of challenges (like how we’d choose between one and another) and, worse yet, it could skew our pure-hearted motives and purposes here on the blog. The purpose of our fellowship here needs to remain what it has been from the start: encouragement to walk faithfully and authentically with our Lord Jesus Christ. We have requests for materials and tickets constantly from people in need and, if you’d be willing to trust our discretion, I promise you we will seek the Lord’s direction. We will also make available a report of our ingoing and outgoing donations periodically so you can see for yourself how the money is being handled.

This is a great time for me to tell you that we work very hard at Living Proof Ministries to maintain the utmost financial accountability and, it you glance at our home page, you’ll see our “ECFA Member” seal (Evangelical Council of Financial Accountability). If you give that website a glance, you’ll know that we have to maintain the utmost standards (including an annual audit) to keep that coveted seal.

OK, here’s what I want to do today as a way to launch a spirit of giving in our blog community. In lieu of comments, if you know of a mission church or a small or struggling church that could really use a set of Bible study DVD’s, please post their name and mailing address as your response to this post. (Continental USA addresses please to keep shipping costs from becoming astronomical.) 48 hours after I run this post, we will do a drawing to give away 5 full DVD sets. These will be gifts from LPM and the cost will not be subtracted from our Siesta Scholarship Fund. We’ll then post the 5 winners and send the sets on their way in your honor. I will have a cute card prepared for all materials that go out in your honor and from the scholarships you make possible. I am so excited about this!

Now, listen here. We expect to have this blog and this scholarship fund for years to come SO if you can’t give a single dollar toward it right now, don’t you feel the least bit guilty. I don’t want a single person feeling under compulsion. God wants us to give cheerfully. Even with outright hilarity! So do not give a dime you are not free and thrilled to give. This is the time for those of us not suffering financially to take up the slack for those of us who are. We love all of you so much. Never feel condemned or pressured here.

I can’t wait to share an update with you! I’ll give it about a week and let you know what’s been given so far.

Lord, do Your thing! Edify Your Church and glorify Your great Name!

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  1. 201
    Melissa says:

    I would lie to nominate Urban Harvest Ministries located in the Bronx. They minister to the community by teaching the word and going door to door with the good news. This church has been such a blessing to me & my family and could really use the resources.

    Their address is 505 Brook Avenue, Bronx, NY 10455.

    Thanks & God bless.
    Melissa Wilson

  2. 202
    Amber says:

    I would like to nominate Aaron Church of God in Portal, GA. This church is in a very rural area in southeast Georgia. Their congregation is between 50-100 but they are reaching approximately 80 young people every Wednesday night. This small church is bringing kids in by bus and feeding them. They are seeing kid's lives change!!! I am so amazed by their commitment to these kids and Christ. I have a special interest in this church because it is my grandparents (in their late 60s) who are the pastors and reaching out to these teenagers. I have done several of the Bible studies and my grandmother and I talk on the phone for hours (yes hours) about the stuff I am learning in bible study that I would absolutely be so honored and blessed for you to even consider this awesome church!!
    Pastor Roy Jarriel

    Aaron Church of God
    5 Forrest Avenue
    Portal, GA 30450

    912-865-2183

  3. 203
    Amber says:

    I would like to nominate Aaron Church of God in Portal, GA. This church is in a very rural area in southeast Georgia. Their congregation is between 50-100 but they are reaching approximately 80 young people every Wednesday night. This small church is bringing kids in by bus and feeding them. They are seeing kid's lives change!!! I am so amazed by their commitment to these kids and Christ. I have a special interest in this church because it is my grandparents (in their late 60s) who are the pastors and reaching out to these teenagers. I have done several of the Bible studies and my grandmother and I talk on the phone for hours (yes hours) about the stuff I am learning in bible study that I would absolutely be so honored and blessed for you to even consider this awesome church!!
    Pastor Roy Jarriel

    Aaron Church of God
    5 Forrest Avenue
    Portal, GA 30450

    912-865-2183

  4. 204
    tnsn4lilmcs says:

    There are so many individuals/churches on this list that I hesitate to add my name. My husband and I serve with Wycliffe Bible Translators and work in Alotau, Papua New Guinea. Our first term was very difficult overseas (adjusting, loneliness, overloaded work schedule, homeschooling, helping our 4 kids adjust, spiritual warfare attacking our marriage and home in ways we never imagined, malaria, and dengue fever! to name a few of the things we dealt with) However, during one of our lowest points, we began a Beth Moore Bible study (Stepping Up) and it was a true blessing (and a timely study) for me and the other women who serve with us in Alotau. We came home for furlough and a local woman who ministers to furloughing women invited us to an Inheritance bible study. Another timely word for those of us feeling war-ravaged and HUNGRY from the field. We take solid Bible teaching for granted in the US, for sure. Our furlough is ending this June and we will be headed back to serve again. I would love to go prepared to minister again to the women of our community. Please add my name to the list if possible: Stacie McIntosh c/o JAARS P.O. Box 248, Waxhaw, NC 28173 Thanks for the consideration. In Him!

    • 204.1
      Nora says:

      Stacie, thanks for sharing Gods word with others. I hope they pick you. I am sending in my donation now so God can multiply it. God bless you and your family.

  5. 205
    tnsn4lilmcs says:

    There are so many individuals/churches on this list that I hesitate to add my name. My husband and I serve with Wycliffe Bible Translators and work in Alotau, Papua New Guinea. Our first term was very difficult overseas (adjusting, loneliness, overloaded work schedule, homeschooling, helping our 4 kids adjust, spiritual warfare attacking our marriage and home in ways we never imagined, malaria, and dengue fever! to name a few of the things we dealt with) However, during one of our lowest points, we began a Beth Moore Bible study (Stepping Up) and it was a true blessing (and a timely study) for me and the other women who serve with us in Alotau. We came home for furlough and a local woman who ministers to furloughing women invited us to an Inheritance bible study. Another timely word for those of us feeling war-ravaged and HUNGRY from the field. We take solid Bible teaching for granted in the US, for sure. Our furlough is ending this June and we will be headed back to serve again. I would love to go prepared to minister again to the women of our community. Please add my name to the list if possible: Stacie McIntosh c/o JAARS P.O. Box 248, Waxhaw, NC 28173 Thanks for the consideration. In Him!

  6. 206
    Lori says:

    I go to a very small church of approximately 60-75 people. No one in ministry in our church takes a paycheck, including our pastor. He has to work a full-time job outside of the church just to support his family. He and his wife moved here (Nebraska) from California many years ago because they felt God leading them here to start a church. After meeting in a local elementary school for many years, we now have our own building (rent). Our families are all very strapped financially, but God ALWAYS provides. We have a very small but very close group of women. Your ministry is very near and dear to us. However, given the size of our church and the size of our pocketbooks, we have never been able to afford one of your studies. If you are still donating DVDs, we would be ever so appreciative of this gift. We have so many women with very full schedules and are currently doing a study on “rest” by Women of Faith. This is a much-needed topic.

    Thank you again for your ministry. You have no idea what an impact you have made on my life. My mother passed away 4 1/2 years ago, and my sister and I went to one of your conferences in Sioux Falls, SD the following year. It was such a great joy to spend our time together, with you and with the Lord, when we were still missing her so much. You touched on the topic of missing our moms and looking forward to being reunited with them again in heaven! What Joy! I cannot wait for that moment.

    Much love and prayer for you and yours,
    Lori T

    Upper Room Christian Fellowship
    2500 S 84th Street
    Lincoln, NE 68506

  7. 207

    Good afternoon, this was a really high-quality blog. I’d like to write like this also – taking time and real effort to make a good article… but what can I say… I very busy and never seem to get something done.

  8. 208
    Terri Lynn says:

    Dear Beth,
    Our church women recently did the study on Fruit of the Spirit,hearts were opened and tears flowed, connections were made and a great work began. We have approximately 60-100 members at CBC. Financially things have been quite challenging this year. God has supplied all our needs. We have had to cut back greatly on all areas except our mission giving which is the most important. Our young mothers so need The Beth Moore studies, we are unable to purchase them at this time, so have been working on contacting other churches that might lend us the material. We would love to do Breaking Free, but have not been able to borrow it. And would be more than willing to share it with other churches. Please consider our women for this wonderful study. The stronghold must be broken! Thank you for your dedication and obedience to the Lord. We will continue and have confidence He will provide in His way. Love!

    Cathedral Baptist Church
    1215 Old Lilesville Road
    Wadesboro, NC 28170

  9. 209
    Lynn Dallas says:

    Hillgrove Baptist Church
    Guston , KY

    My son-in-law is pastoring for the first time at this rural church. God is working and doing great things and he and my daughter are blessed to be a part of it. The congreation has embraced them and four of my blessed grand children. Being a farming community, there are a lot of financial needs. Coming from a large Baptist Church my daughter has been fortunate to have always been a part of Beth Bible Studies. She so wants to share some of these studies for the women at Hillgrove.
    Thank you Beth for always hearing God so clearly and following His instructions.
    Our church will host the simulcast in the fall. We can’t wait!!
    Siesta Lynn )

  10. 210
    Linda says:

    Our ladies’ bible study group loves to do the Beth Moore studies. We are a small church with very limited means and we have to borrow the dvd series in order to view them. Thankfully we have an associational office that accomodates us as much as they can, but we feel bad asking them always to purchase them. I wish that you would consider setting up a library of dvd series to rent. Because of the size of our church even if we were able to purchase them after they are used then they would be set aside and not used again and that is a shame. We thank God for you and your ministry and for the annointing that God has on your life.

  11. 211
    Kelly says:

    Ryderwood Community Church
    315 Jackson St
    Ryderwood, WA 98581-9711

    This is a retirement town that my parents live in. They regularly do a ladies Bible study at the church but most people who attend do not have any extra money to spend so the Bible studies they choose are limited by their funds. They would be so blessed by a gift like this! Thanks for considering them.

  12. 212
    Holly says:

    This is a wonderful idea! May God bless this fund and make the siesta cup overflow with donations. I am part of a new church plant. We are currently about 50 lovers of Jesus (including children) and it is so exciting to see God adding to our numbers weekly. We are currently meeting in peoples homes in a small group style of church. I have felt God place a direct call on my heart for the women in this community. Any resources would be wonderful. The Holy Spirit laid Joshua 1 on me and I feel very strongly that I am called to lead these women to inherit the land that the Lord has for them. God commands be strong and couragous. So in that spirit I post this address for:

    Circle of Grace
    152 Menno Lane
    Milton Pa 17847

  13. 213
    Samantha Crawford says:

    I don’t know if it is to late, But my church is in need of bible study materials and I know from experience that your studies are anointed. Please, if possible would you send us a set, I will donate asap. We are small and trying to grow. Our women’s group could use the help.
    Bible Temple of God
    113 Madison Ave.
    Newark, Ohio 43055
    God Bless you!

    • 213.1
      Beth says:

      Samantha, I will certainly get this request to our resource department and see how they can fix you up. Christ’s manifold blessings to you, Sweet Thing.

      • Samantha Crawford says:

        Oh, my goodness, I am crying as I write this. I actually got a response back from Beth Moore, Bible Study Powerhouse, anointed by GOD, my GOD. You have overwhelmed my soul and my cup overflows. What a blessing. I can only thank you. You even called me sweet. I am thankful that we share the same God and that he does these things for us. God’s abudant blessings upon all who are involved.
        THANK YOU

  14. 214
    Gino Althaus says:

    I had to read your post twice to get the full impact of it. I enjoy reading what you have to say. It’s unfortunate that more people do not understand the benefits of coaching. Keep up the good work.

  15. 215
    Terri says:

    Siesta=short nap; do you mean sistas? Maybe it’s an inside joke and I am missing something. Anyway, love you Beth!

    • 215.1
      KMac says:

      Actually, yes Terri! Haha You will see on the Blog homepage “What a Siesta?” and it says: “Isn’t “siesta” the Spanish word for nap? Yes! Then why are our LPM blog readers called siestas? One time Beth typed out the word “sistas,” referring to our blog readers, and her spell checker wanted her to change it to “siestas.” The name stuck! You can read about it here. If you read this blog, consider yourself a siesta! It’s just another word for sister.”

  16. 216
    Christopher says:

    Thanks, I’ve been wanting to get a fleshlight and this helped a lot

  17. 217
    Marla Hamm says:

    I wonder if I am too late as well to make a request. I always hate to ask for help but our womens ministry did the Esther study last summer and loved it but we had to wait for a friend of a friend to let our church borrow it. We are wanting to do another study but our church, like most others, is having alot of financial challenges. Everything we have is going to keep the lights on. If materials are still available for donation we would loved to be allowed the opportunity to connect with one another in Gods word again.
    Marla Hamm
    Cedar Ridge Church
    7104 Lebanon Road
    Mt. Juliet, TN 37122

    • 217.1
      Beth says:

      We would just be thrilled to do that for your church, Marla. I will get the information to the right department at LPM. Blessings to you!

      • Marla Hamm says:

        Thank you so very much. This ministry has done so much for my life. I have such a hunger for the word of God. The ladies at my church are going to be so excited. I cant say thank you enough. I had no idea that this was even an option for us. We have been sitting and waiting but there just hasnt been any money for this type thing. Thank you thank you thank you. Praise God. Lots of Love from your sister in Christ.
        Marla

  18. 218
    Kathy Mason says:

    Lake Sharon Community Church
    2650 Oakmont Dr
    Corinth, TX 76210

    A new church plant in North Texas – where discipleship matters.
    Look for us on FB.

  19. 219
    Louise Craighan says:

    My small women’s group loved doing Breaking Free. The way the group bagan and ended was down to God’s amazing work and grace. We’ve rooted ourselves in Isaiah 61 and named ourselves Hadarah. We’re hoping that God has a plan for our group and we go from strength to strength. We love our times of fellowship but struggle to pay for materials. We would appreciate any contribution.

    Thanking you in Jesus name,
    Louise Craighan

  20. 220
    Pamela Payne says:

    I love the way God spoke to you about this…He will use these beautiful oppurtunities..May He be glorified!

  21. 221
    shuquin says:

    Hi my siesta sista’s (napping sista’s)LoL!!! Well I was blessed to began a book club “Sista’s In Christ” & we had our 1st meeting on August 13th & it was great!!!!!! The 1st book we are reading is by Bishop TD Jakes Woman Thou Art Loosed “Healing Past Hurts” (don’t have the book in my presence & this moment) & I am really enjoying it. I would love to know if yall can donate books, DVD’s, t-shirts, or journals???????? This ministry is a blessing for myself & my sista’s because we as woman have many emotional problems……we’ve been verbally, emotionally, & physically abused & also we have so many things going on meaning taking care of the kids, house, our jobs, bills, & etc. & I want this ministry to be a place once a month where we are with women that’s just like us & just for that hour we don’t have anybody saying MOMMY I Want!!!!! Or Honey is dinner ready? Or whatever else we hear 24/7, so we have a place where we can cry, laugh, or scream!!!!!!!! So I pray that God touch ya hearts & bless this ministry, & God’s willing one year my daughter or daughter’s or my sista’s from the bookclub can attend one of these God filled conferences. I pray that you all have a safe trip to & from your destination & the 20 scholarship’s be a true blessing to a woman of God or a babe in Christ. In Jesus name. Amen

  22. 222
    Jamie McHan says:

    http://www.cullmanchriatian.org

    I am in need of a time of refreshing. Please know that I am so thankful for the way God uses this woman to speak to my heart. It is like a cacaphony of miraculous when I dissolve into tears on my most tired days as I listne over and over and over again to the fruits of the spirit CDs. My kids must think the only radio station mommy knows about is FM Fruits of the Spirit! HA! But mommy is a weary and lately has found herself needing a rechare from the Lord. I want to attend a conference close to Alabama to hear Beth Moore speak. I have in the past been able to afford to travel to my native Memphis to hear her and we are close to Atlanta as well. This year I cannot afford to go to any conferences. When God gives you a budget…you don’t try to get Him to budge it. I would love to be so close that I can almost touch the hem of the garment one more time. I remember the place, my bethel spot. I have a baking ministry where i bake “cake boss” type cakes for adopted and foster children. God gave me this vision after we adopted a 13 year old daughter one year after being married! It was simply this- childhood is stolen away so easily these days and if a cake and some party favors make one moment memorable for that child, how much softer the heart stays until the harvest is white and ready to be picked. I serve Him because He serves me, and…because I love Him. Being the wife of a preacher who is at the moment in school with 3 children at home I wonder how people make it without the Lord. So, if possible could I please come to a confrence this year. I will sit outside the doors if I can just hear what the Holy Spirit wants to say to me. Thank you for your prayers.

  23. 223
    Paula Wright says:

    I just stumbled on your blog and am enjoying the posts, comments, and now this scholarship section. I would like to nominate Luz Para Las Naciones. We are a small but passionate Spanish church. We take the time to translate for those that need. 560 Springdale Cir Pensacola FL 32503.
    Thanks a Bunch,
    Paula

  24. 224
    Lindsay says:

    I am a member of a church plant team that just started a church at Texas State University serving students in San Marcos. As you probably know (Texas State was your Alma matter, right?)the student body is predominantly female. As a new church serving a bunch of broke college students I know that any contribution of your materials would be greatly appreciated. I would like to nominate 2.42 Church San Marcos for scholarship materials.

    2.42 Church
    829 N LBJ Dr Ste 210
    San Marcos, TX 78666

  25. 225
    Shari Penland says:

    I would like to recommend Hillview Baptist Church, 1642 Lewisburg Pike, Franklin, TN 37064.
    Pastor Reid Hughes is our former pastor and a true man of God. His wife, Christy, loves your studies that we did together while they were here. Please consider this church for any resources that you are able to provide. Thank you so much for your ministry & for helping so many of us in developing our relationship with Jesus thru the Words of the Bible!

  26. 226
    Allie Valldeperas says:

    I would like to recommend Oak Hill Baptist Church at 1766 New Hope Rd Lawrenceville, GA 30045-6569. They love your bible studies and would appreciate the help with resources for the ladies in the church to go deeper with the Lord.

  27. 227

    Hi Beth and all the Siestas at Living Proof. I can’t even begin to express to you the thanks I have for your ministry. I listen to your Bible Studies on CD while multi-tasking (cleaning, driving, getting ready for work) – and numerous times has the Lord spoke straight through you to me. I’ve found myself falling on my knees in prayer with a dust-rag in my hand, or raising my hands in praise while driving (Jesus take the wheel!). God has never failed to use your words from His word to bring me through something. I was greatly touched while reading Gay’s Blog a few moments ago, and it immediately brought to mind a ministry that one of our Siestas in Christ started last year. The House that Mercy Built is a home for women to get their life back on track – those who are struggling with addiction of any kind, or who maybe hit rock bottom after incarceration. It is faith-based – leading women to recovery through God’s mercy and love. The house is non-profit, and was started with prayers, donations, sweat and tears by Roma Payne who was called by God to begin this ministry. The ladies are taught each day out of God’s word on how to break their chains of bondage. I fully believe that anything that Living Proof could donate would be of great help and guidance for these ladies. Thank you again for all do for God’s glory, and thank you for ministering to me. Siesta in Christ, Kristi

    CONTACT INFORMATION:
    The House that Mercy Built
    c/o River of Life Ministries
    P.O. Box 867
    Tellico Plains, TN 37385
    Phone: 423-295-5434 or 423-519-7472

  28. 228
    Jamie says:

    I would like to request some material. I stumbled upon Beth’s Eat, Pray, Love series yesterday. I wrote so quickly as Beth talked on the MP3 I was playing. I would love to have a hardcopy, even downloadable PDF of the workbook for this series. Worthy to ask for a donation? Not hardly, but I am so eager to learn more about this woman’s search. Casting Crowns has a song on their newest CD and it speaks about leaving it all behind and coming to the well. Today I am finding myself ready to hop on in my Father’s well. It never ceases to amaze me that when I rise early with quiet time with the Lord on my heart that satan does that thing that he does. Yet I am amazed that I keep on letting him cause me to change the whole direction of the morning. To say I just need a touch today will not get it. Today I need to be drenched in the Holy Spirit…even if it comes from a woman, mother, and evangelist like Beth Moore herself.

    • 228.1
      Lindsee says:

      Hi Jamie, unfortunately, there is not PDF or workbook available for this series. It was taken from a Living Proof Live she did, so it is just the teachings. I pray the Lord drenched you today, Sister! Blessings!

    • 228.2
      Bea says:

      I just thought that Jamie who wrote about a song by Casting Crowns about The Well might enjoy knowing that the lead singer of Casting Crowns, Mark Hall, wrote a book on this, that is called “The Well, Why are so Many Still Thirsty?” It’s a great book.

  29. 229
    Kristen says:

    I am the pastor’s wife at New Hope church, a church plant on Long Island. I was thrilled to win the James DVD series on e-bay for half the original cost. We would love to have a bit of a library of Beth Moore studies and my all time favorite is the one on The Fruit of the Spirit. If there are others you would strongly recommend for young believers, older believers, and nonbelievers that would be so helpful. We’d be grateful for any donations to New Hope Church 675 Brookside Court Westbury, NY. We are just starting out and know we need to connect women to the Word and to each other. These studies really draw women closer to the Lord.

  30. 230
    Bea says:

    Hi I have done several of your Bible studies and went to a conference many years ago. I am single but had to stop working due to a disabiity. I would love to go to hear you speak, when you last spoke in Birmingham, I wanted more than anything to go and take my almost grown daughter. Would there be any help with obtaining tickets the next time you are in Birmingham, Alabama or anywhere near north alabama? Thank you so much. My daughter is a teen-ager now and she is so committed to the Lord, I would love to expose her to your teaching and I could use it as well. I know your were recently in Birmingham and might not be there in the near future but the next time you are, It would be so special if I could take here. I am not able to travel so it would just have to be the next time you are there. I have alwo prayed for years that God would give me the opportunity to meet you; every study I have ever done of yours has been so applicable to the circumstances of my life at the time. God speaks through you to me in such a personal way as I’ve gone through hard things in my life.
    I have joked about this, but it’s so true. It took me a year and 3 different churches to findish your “Esther” study because it was during this time, I was fighting my health, trying to stay emplyed in a social services job and it was very hard for me to not be able to stay emplyed because I loved my job.

  31. 231
    bea says:

    Donation of an older Beth Moore study- I also wanted to comment on this, I have one of Beth Moore’s older studies- “A Woman’s Heart, God’s Home”, (or is it Dwelling Place?) it’s on Video Tape rather than CD’s, but if there is a church or women’s ministry that could use it, I would be happy for them to have it; I do not have a VCR but if any church could used it, please let me know and if they would like, I would be happy to mail it to them if they are far away. Or if I could give it Living Proof for them to give it to someone in need, I would like to donate it to them. Please Let me know. It is in good shape.

  32. 232
    Chrissy Kelly says:

    Dear Beth, My life has been so enriched and changed and blessed because of His words of Life you speak and have spoken into not only mine but thousands of others. Each time I have taken your studies (13 yrs now), I always wonder what you could possibly say that would speak into my life situations and bring healing, change, encouragement and push me closer to my GOD!! And EVERY single time you do it! Yes, I know that its Him in you who does it…but I thank you for your example of obedience and passion for the WORD and how you exemplify being a willing servant to be used by HIM!! I have listened to many preachers, teachers, studies etc…but have never felt more connected to God, than when I join in one of your studies. It always amazes me how clearly I hear God’s voice…especially when it comes from you! Often times, I ask God to speak to me…in such a way that I have no doubt that it comes from Him and for confirmations that no human being close to me would have a possibility of being biased in their wisdom. And every single time…He speaks to me through you! Thank you! You have encouraged me like no other….and you don’t even know me! Someday, we will meet and I look forward to that day!

    I think perhaps what endears me most to you is your heart for missions and how you have been faithful to step on to the field to serve at various times! I love that God has placed that calling upon my life as a small girl and now some 40+ years later, He is releasing me and my husband into full time missions in Kenya, AFrica come this fall 2013!!! Its been a long time in coming, with many trials, struggles along the way…but God is Faithful! We are humbled that He would choose and has called us to “GO”.

    One of the things that I will miss the most, is the bible study group i have attended these past 13 yrs. They faithful do your studies 1-2 x a year and that has been the highlights of my life, especially through the toughest seasons of my life. I can only imagine how many requests you receive for free materials and such to help bless and minister to so many sisters in the Lord!

    My question is: Is there a way for me to access some of your materials while I am serving on the field so that the my sisters in the Lord whom I will be serving with (other missionary wives) will have the opportunity to grow and be encouraged? Even though your materials are priced reasonably and it provides a means for your ministry, I am wondering if there would be a way for us to access it for minimal costs in consideration of the fact that we live on a meager means and consider it a great joy to do just that so for the sake of the Gospel. I am so grateful for all God has provided ! Thank you again for being so real with us! You are a blessing! May God continue to bless you! Your sista in Christ and fellow missionary sojourner! Chrissy Kelly

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      Lindsee says:

      Hi Chrissy! The best way for you to see about getting some materials would be to send an email through our correspondance department. That way, this question will be filtered to the right person. You can do that by visiting our website: http://www.lproof.org and clicking on “contact” at the bottom. I hope that helps! Blessings to you!

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    Anita Carman says:

    Beth, I would not be serving our Lord today in full time ministry had I not sat under your teaching. I served as a leader in your Sunday School class for seven years and listened to your teaching every week. It thrills my heart to see your materials reach those who could not otherwise afford them. As you know, today I’m the Founder of a ministry that helps to fund resources to empower women to serve at their potential. The ministry of Inspire Women is delighted to make a donation to your scholarship fund. I know the requests you get for assistance vary but please let me know if you ever need additional reinforcements to take care of a need. God bless you my teacher, colaborer and sister in Christ! Anita Carman

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    I would like to nominate Seaside Vineyard Fellowship. We are a small missions based church who uses every penny to keep going. We do everything we can to make sure the children and youth of our church have the materials they need first, which is wonderful and needed, but leaves very little for the adults to purchase materials. Honestly, our womens group needs prayer, and motivation. If its not too late, if we could get even one of your studies to kick off our womens group I know it would be a great encouragement and motivation to the women of our church.
    Seaside Vineyard Fellowship, 100 Sea Island Parkway. Lady’s Island, SC 29907
    God Bless You for all you do,
    Love, Kelly

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    I am the director of an all volunteer ministry. I live in TN but we travel to South Dakota to the Pine Ridge and Cheyenne River Reservations. This is the poorest and one of the most challenged areas of our country. With over 80% unemployment and an average income of less than $7000 per year these precious women have no extra money for books and Christian literature. I travel twice a year there and stay from 2-6 weeks each time. We do Horse & Bible Camps for the children, a Recovery Program at the jail and Women’s Ministry. Please pray about helping us.

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      Annette says:

      Linda

      Our church does mission trips in and out of States. My husband has been a couple years to Montana for mission work. My daughter and I went to Puerto Rico last summer. Your post touched a special place in my heart. My husband and I are on the mission committee at our church. I would like to get some information on mission work for the area you are talking about.
      Thanks a bunch! God Bless!
      We are His hands and feet.

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    C.B. Grace says:

    Hmmm. I’m not sure if scholarships are still available but I would like to nominate my mom’s group. We are a group of stay-at-home mom’s who homeschool our kiddos and every summer we do a Bible study. Most of these families have made financial sacrifices in order for mom to “stay home”. This year we are going to do the Siesta study. We would only need about 10 workbooks.

    C.B.

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