Hi, Beautifully Designed ladies! I wanted to thank each of you for your prayers and support for my momma and family for the last 2 years. I was shocked when God started this ministry and brought thousands and thousands of women to this group. I remember calling momma and telling her she had to help me because I didn’t know what I was doing.
You will see from the pictures below her serving on the mission field in Honduras and her speaking, worshiping, and serving at all of the Beautifully Designed conferences and retreats.
When she went to be with Jesus one month ago, most of my heart went with her. She was my person, my spiritual mentor, and my best friend. And she ALWAYS supported what God was doing with this amazing ministry. Even though she didn’t like being on stage she would say YES and has poured out so much wisdom on each of us.
She also spent so many years PRAYING on our daily prayer threads in this group for each of us. She loved Jesus so much and she wanted nothing more for each of us to know and love Him like she did!!!!!!
I won’t lie to you. I’m struggling. I’m thankful I was able to step away from the ministry for a bit to take care of momma and spend as much time as I could with her. But now that she is gone, I feel lost. I don’t even know how to get out of bed some days. And honestly, I crave her side of Heaven so much because that’s where she is. The only thing getting me through is the presence of God, my family, and all of the prayers.
As I lay in my bed wide awake because I haven’t been able to sleep much, I remembered a conversation I had with momma when she was in the hospital in KY! After her liver transplant, she told me she couldn’t WAIT to share her story of faith and healing with the beautifully designed community (WITH EACH OF YOU)! We talked and actually planned a gathering this year so we could all worship together and you could hear her heart. She wanted to pray with you! I am laying here with tears in my eyes knowing she can’t do that.
BUT I CAN!
I want to gather and worship. I want to share her story. I want to pray with each of you. I want to see a revival within this amazing community that spreads across the world. I want us all to feel the power of the Holy Spirit. Because Jesus is the one who heals the brokenhearted. Jesus is the one who can save us from our sins. Jesus is the one who reminds us who we really are! Do you need that reminder?
Over the next month, you will see prayer threads, Scripture, encouragement, and HOPE from the Lord in this group. Add or tag the women in your life that desires to grow close to the Lord and wants to feel His presence. We will have another Beautifully Designed Conference. I want to share my momma’s story of Faith in the suffering and how she trusted God in every hard and good day! I want to gather and Worship with you. I need you, ladies!!!!!!!
Who is ready to join me? Keep your eye out on this page. Make sure to join our group Beautifully Designed Community on Facebook and follow me on my Instagram @ashleybshepherd.
Thank you for being patient and flexible during this season of my life. I’m excited to grow close to the Lord with you. I’m excited to speak again, and I’m excited to continue this ministry that my momma loved so much. I want to honor her, her faith, and her love for the Lord with each of you!
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