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It was an honor to represent you in Nairobi at GAFCON II. The Global Anglican Future Conference is now a movement called the Global Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans. It is a call for a new revival throughout the world to turn back to Christ and the one, true Gospel. While I could expound upon the incredible worship, phenomenal people, and overall amazing experience, my message to you is a message I received in the women’s mini-conference: We have been called. We have a special place and purpose in our individual circumstances that God will use to His glory. No one and nothing can disqualify us from that purpose. This is what captured my heart at GAFCON.

On day one of our women’s mini-conference, we looked at 1 Timothy 4:12: “Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity.” We’ve probably all heard this passage, and it obviously reaches the youth. But we discussed that this passage is really telling us to not disqualify ourselves no matter what – whether that’s age, gender, experience, talents, etc. David was scrawny, but he beat Goliath and became a great king. Moses didn’t think he was good enough, but God used him for amazing feats. Mary was a young girl, yet she was used by God to deliver the Messiah to the world.

We often disqualify ourselves because of what we or others think, but God has given us the gifts, talents, passions, and circumstances HE needs us to have so that He can use us in ways that will likely be contrary to what the world considers normal or possible but are perfectly in line with His will. We, as women and youth, have a very special place and a very special voice in leading this new revival. God has called us to stand firm, let nothing dissuade us, and always give ourselves fully to the Lord (1 Cor. 15:58). When we stop disqualifying ourselves, whether through our own minds or through the influence of others, we can stand up and join in leading this new revival as GFCA grows. This, I hope, is what I was able to do as your representative in Nairobi.