For the last 7 years a group of women in our city have held a 5km sponsored walk for “A Girl Called Hope “.
“A Girl Called Hope” is a non–profit Christian organisation with a home in Auckland, working with young women who face life–controlling issues and behaviours such as abuse, addictions, depression, eating disorders, self harm and unplanned pregnancy. A Girl Called Hope exists to provide struggling young women in our nation with a future full of hope and potential – to show them that they are valued, purposed and above all have a reason to live.
This year, the beautiful walk along the coastal walkway is being held Saturday 5th April in New Plymouth
Apparently it even caught the survey organisers by surprise, beating the Coromandel and Milford Sound to take top spot on a list of New Zealand’s best destinations. They said “Travelers are looking at Taranaki like a best-kept secret.”
Influencing Women Conferences were an early expression of unity amongst a group of passionate Christian women in leadership positions in churches around New Plymouth.
In this present season Influencing Women are focusing on other initiatives seen elsewhere, but in the mean time its great to reflect on some of those prior moments where God moved the hearts and lives of hundreds of women.
Conferences were held from mid-2000 on with national and international speakers including Tracey May, Elena Hood, Gillian Cameron, Donna Crouch, Sam Evans and Janine Kubala along with local women pastors.