"Put the Word into action." — (James 1:22 The Voice)
Sponsoring Declare 2014 was more than an opportunity for Seed Company. It was about connecting. And not just for the purpose of the networking (the type of connecting our generation is so wired for). Our hope was to simply connect with believers who are passionate about three things: His Word, His People and His Ways.
It's a worldview that I'm passionate about. There are believers who are passionate about caring for God's people but they don't connect much with God's Word. Others are avid readers of God's Word but aren't really "people" people. And so on. But the people we connected with at Declare 2014? Wow! Did they ever have it all together!
We didn't have a plan or a master list of people we wanted to connect with. Instead, we focused on creating a space that would be artful and warm. We didn't even think to put up a sign that said "@Seed Company #EndBiblePoverty." Duh!
But a beautiful thing happened. We connected to amazing people anyway! We are excited that so many of you want to learn more about the Bibleless (over a billion people who do not have access to the full joy of God's Word). But as exciting as that was...can I just say...we were so refreshed by meeting you.
You wildly obedient people!
There is something special that happens when we share the work God calls us to. There's a blessing in spreading the Word. Just like there's a blessing in meeting the hopes and needs of orphans in Rwanda, moving across the world to minister to women in Amsterdam, creating a magazine about identity and faith for young women, encouraging entrepreneurial women to follow their dreams, and simply loving our families well.
We learned so much about the God-glorifying work that's happening all around the world. I'm excited to be a part of it all. If you are needing a little boost, check out some of the links below and get connected to some people that will inspire and motivate you in the work God has called you to.
- CK Design Mission
- Cari Trotter
- Mici Magazine
- No. 41
- Happy Go Stucky
- The Well Studio
- Jess Connally (not pictured)
There were many wonderful moments at Declare 2014. I've written a couple more posts to capture them all.
I hope to see you at Declare 2015!