|Posted by Tracey Hawkins-Sydnor on September 14, 2013 at 2:20 PM|
Things have been amazing BUT busy here in our world! We wouldn't have it any other way! We ran 2 successful 12 Hour Pajama Conferences this August! One is LA on August 9th at Living Praise Christian Center:) Another one in our founders hometown Chicago. Mt Carmel Missionary Baptist Church is one of the most supportive, loving, and sweetest ministries there are! Pastor Robert Jones has been one of our biggest advocates! We had a total of 147 total at these events! They were awesome! The surprises were coming on all sides. Special guests like Ms Essence Allen who is currently Ms Windy City 2014 came by and shared life changing words of wisdom about chasing their dreams during the etiquette dinner in Chicago! Dorothy Enriquez Owner and editor of Dot Magazine also did a phenomenal job of motivating and inspiring our Los Angeles girls to get an education and follow their heart! From the midnight dance breaks where we "Wobbled" and "Cupid Shuffled" until our feet hurt, these two nights were all that we prayed for and more! I saw change and healing at 2am in Chicago in our Pain and Forgiveness sessions! Tears were flowing wounds were being healed...trust me it was awesome! Los Angeles had a similar experience with girls sharing about dealing with suicide thoughts and deep depression. I am always am blown away by the emotions and thoughts these girls bury deep and never share until they have a moment at one of our conferences! I love what we do and we will be so much more of it monthly in Chicago, Los Angeles, and Virginia! Being a 365 Girl truly does ROCK!