Thursday, February 7, 2008
11:30 a.m. – 12:55 p.m., University Club at ASU Tempe Campus – Map
Donna Kafer – “Women of Courage”
Donna Kafer is Chaplain of the Arizona State Legislature and Director of Leadership Challenge of Arizona (see www.lcarizona.org). She will challenge all — men and women — to live lives of courage and faith no matter the hardships and circumstances we face, for such lives can quite literally change the world.
What do Corrie Ten Boom, Mother Teresa, Rosa Parks, Sojourner Truth, Julia Ward Howe, Amy Carmichael, Marian Anderson, Pandita Rambai, and Mahalia Jackson have in common? They, and others, are “women of courage” profiled by Donna Kafer in her recent book, Women of Courage: Great Women in History whose Devotion to God Changed our World. Throughout history much has been recorded concerning the great achievements of notable women, women who have accomplished many critical and thought-provoking wonders for humanity. However, most history books do not share the faith of the amazing women who have shaped families, nations and governments through the power and love of Jesus Christ. Women of Courage explores the lives of ordinary women who defied the odds, counted the cost, and took up their cross to overcome difficult and trying times that could have crushed them. Through their faith in Christ they persevered against all odds, gaining Courage for Suffering & Injustice, Courage for the Great Commission, and Courage through Loss. Each woman grew into a “display of His splendor” in “Gardens of Grace.” May their stories nourish your faith for the journey that lies ahead to “grow in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” (2 Peter 3:18)