Yes, I know. I dropped off the face of the earth last week – at least as far as this blog is concerned. What you might not know is that when you don’t see me here, I still have a footprint.
See, I took on a new blogging responsibility and it’s ever so much more exciting than my own stuff that I forget to blog about myself. Let me tell you about it!
Global Heart Ministries
About a year ago I attended an event at The Hope Center. I’d been involved in the ministry, in a tangential way, for a couple of years, but at this event I took anoather step. I handed my card to one of the board members and offered to help if they needed a writer. It wasn’t long until I heard from them. Nothing big, just polishing some scripts that had been roughly translated.
I liked them. They liked me. From time to time they’d ask me to do other things besides writing and I liked those things, too. OK, so I was hooked. I could tell they needed more of my time and attention, even if they couldn’t afford to pay me for it.
So, I suggested I start coming into the office from 10-2 several days a week and they took me up on it. That lasted about 2 seconds. Anytime I show up, I can never leave at 2 and often find myself there long after 5 has passed. And there are weekends and early morning texts and…well, I just got back from a three day conference. You see where this is going.
One of the first orders of business when I joined Global Heart Ministries was to start blogging. If you like this blog you might like that one (http://globalheartministries.wordpress.com). I blog about Dallas events such as the Open Heart Tea and A Night of Dreams. I also blog about faraway places such as Azerbaijan and Uzbekistan. I even blog about TV personalities like Narmin Backus and Tarana Lindsey. Haven’t heard of them? That’s because you don’t live in Azerbaijan. Over there, they’re as famous as Oprah!
The truth is, I reach a lot more folks over there than I do from here. While I reach about 2400 people on social media with this blog, over 4500 folks saw one of my recent posts for GHM. But not to worry. While I might get busy over there and miss a post or two over there, I will never be gone very long from Travel Talk. It is my first love.
I wear another hat over at Global Heart Ministries. I’m the Volunteer Coordinator. We’ve just launched an exciting organization for women called Esther’s Friends. If you’re looking for a place to matter where you can do things to further the Gospel in places like Central Asia and the Middle East, then I’ve got just the thing for you.
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