Giving Tuesday Opportunity

Today is Giving Tuesday, and as several of you know, I am the Visionary Founder of the 501(c)(3) nonprofit, Leadership LINKS, Inc. Over the past four years, our organization has intentionally created access and opportunities for intentional leadership and education that includes events and programming, mentoring, college and career preparation, and spiritual and character development. Most of our current programming has targeted middle and high school girls. Next year, we will expand our offerings to include our first Global Leadership Experience Tour (Global LET).

You can find out more about our work and organization, by visiting our website, reviewing one of our recent end-of-year reports, visiting our YouTube channel, and checking out our organizational video below:

Our primary financial goal before the end of the year is to confirm 100 LINKS Ambassadors. A LINKS Ambassador is someone who commits to giving the organization $25 or more dollars/month.

Here are the instructions for becoming a LINKS Ambassador:

Step-by-Step Instructions for setting up your recurring donation online:

1.  Visit our website homepage at: www.leadershiplinksinc.org 

2. Click the blue “Give now with Givelify” button in the top right-hand corner.

2.  Choose your recurring donation amount.

3.  When asked, “This Donation Is For”, click on “Where Needed Most” and “Confirm.”

4.  Click “Set Recurring” and choose the frequency of your gift.5.  Then click “Give Now” to set up your account and provide accounting information. 

There are several other ways that you can support the organization.

  1. MAIL: Please send your donation of any amount via check or money order made out to “Leadership LINKS, Inc.” This is the best method of giving to ensure that all of your funds go directly to impact our programming and we are not paying unnecessary fees. Mail to us at: 

Leadership LINKS, Inc. 

ATTN: Treasurer

P.O. Box 16328

High Point, NC 27261 

2. PAYPAL: Send an electronic payment through PayPal.

paypal.me/LeadershipLINKS

3. GIVELIFY: Send an electronic payment through the Givelify app.

3. CASH APP: $LeadershipLINKS

Thank you for your consideration, and for partnering with us in our work.

Remember Our Story

As we enter the beautiful season of Advent and remembering, I wanted to share a couple of pieces that I have written this year about the good news and miracle work that only Jesus can accomplish. We begin with this piece about God’s great redemption story!

Who doesn’t love a great story? From the time we are children, we learn of villains and heroes, evil witches and helpless princesses. We learn about good and evil in this world. In the end, we anticipate and eagerly await the victory. We all want good to win.

As we think about our common humanity in a world that is becoming increasingly more polarized, it is important that we remember the most important story. It begins, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth” (Gen. 1:1). The story that starts in a garden culminates with the promise of the protagonist’s return, and the realization of a new heaven and a new earth. “Come, Lord Jesus. The grace of the Lord Jesus be with God’s people. Amen” (Rev. 22:20–21).

Continue reading at Outreach Magazine.

Be Open

After entering the year with the word “Overcome” in my heart, I celebrated turning the BIG 4-0! I decided that I would live my #BestLifeAt40. I traveled for a speaking engagement, started an Executive Director class, went on a personal retreat, and attended the first class of my doctorate program. Somewhere in the first few weeks of the year, God started whispering to my spirit, “Be Open.” What started as a sensing, led to a question, “Be open to what?” Within a month, my husband started talking about an opportunity for shifting his job. A great opportunity for him. An invitation from God to me, any opportunity to answer his whisper, even when I didn’t know the response to my question. One conversation led to another, and within a matter of days, my husband had accepted a new job. The past few months have been like a tornado for our family. Not nearly as damaging, but unexpected, Yes. A change and conflict in tempers, Yes. Instability, absolutely. Strong rotations and violent winds, without a doubt. Now it is official. The storm has passed, and the three of us have landed in our new home in Madison, Alabama. On our first night together, my husband lay next to me, squeezed my hand, looked with a glance and said, “We survived it.”

We are not residents of Alabama!

This is the start of many new things for my family. I had never been to the state of Alabama before I visited to find us a new home. I had no reason to come. I didn’t think I would ever live anywhere more southern than South Carolina, but here we are. This is our first time not living on the east coast. I actually have to think about time zone changes when talking to most of my family and friends. We have landed and this is home for now. I don’t know what God is doing, but the wind tells me that this is about more than my husband and his job. I’m open. I’m here.

What is God asking you to “Be Open” to in this season?