You might recall on May 12, 2012 that I had a guest blogger by the name of Shanda Oakley. She wrote about an all-woman team of short-term missionaries preparing to head over to Zimbabwe and South Africa. The blog was entitled “A Pause On The Path” after Shanda’s own blog site. In fact, some of you were so moved by the blog that you donated to their cause. Well they are back and they are excited.
I have asked one of the team members to be my guest blogger and share their experience with us this Friday, November 16th. The guest blogger is Ashley Beckford and I am truly excited about having Ashley join us. Ashley grew up with my youngest daughter. My wife and I still remember her occasionally coming over to the house and talking about the different sporting activities she was involved in during her school years.
Fast forward 15 years and we find Ashley married to a talented musician and the two of them share their home with the family dog named Oreo. Ashley is a devout woman of God and is an accomplished professional musician in her own right. She is a singer and songwriter and has been leading worship for Christ’s Church of the Valley (CCV) for the past seven years.
In addition, Mrs. Beckford has been a part of several worship-recording projects with CCV’s songwriting community known as Valley Worship. The Valley worship projects include “CCV Live 2010” and a self-titled CD known as “Valley Worship”. She is now working on her first debut solo album, “Heart After You”, which will be released early in 2013.
Please join me this Friday as we read how a group of women left the comfort of their homes in America and ventured off with one main resource…faith.