Now this is why I blog. This lurker sent me an email asking what she could do to help in a case we covered a few weeks ago in her area of the country. I made a few suggestions about making contact with a local organization on the ground and instead of sitting back and telling me what else I needed to do, like some sad souls, she TRIED what I suggested. I can feel her beaming through the email. I told y'all the WAOD lurkers are the bestest lurkers ever!:
I hope that this email finds you well and refreshed from your BWB conference. I just wanted to let you know that you ARE an inspiration. So I took your advice and talked to one of my friends my congregation (she has tons of experience with Victim Assistance and she is a former Domestic Violence victim herself).
I believe that we are going to begin some type of program or ministry dealing with these issues because she says that she has already talked to the Congregational Leader about it and he was cool with it. However, I believe the focus will be on minority women in general because I don't attend a "Black Church" (left them eons ago). The Messianic Jewish Congregation that I attend is extremely diverse (read: Spanish, West Indians, black s, whites, etc.), so it would be very difficult to get just a black group, although my friend with the experience is black and she will probably be heading the program - so I'm sure that'll make a difference too.
Anyway, said all this to say that I wanted to thank you for being my inspiration to do something, however small it may be.
p.s. I’ll keep you posted
I'm so proud of you zoe1231! You get it! You have figured it out! That each of us in our own small ways can make a difference in our local community. You didn't wait on some charismatic leader to show you the way. You reached out within your own local community and found someone doing important work on the ground. Let us know if we can support you from 35,000 feet in the air. I know that your service in your community will do as much for you as it will for the women and girls you help. Definitely keep me posted. YOU inspire ME :)