"For I know the plans I have for you," says the LORD. "They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. (NLT)
If someone would have told me eighteen years ago I would accept Jesus as my Savior, recover from my sister’s kidnapping, and then share about it with others…I would have laughed. Oh my goodness. Only God knew the long and winding road I would take before I fell on my knees before Him.
The first draft of “Where’s Heidi?” was birthed in 2006 and resembled emotional vomit in the form of a manuscript yet has developed into a priceless gift. A gift God blessed me with to help the healing process, for myself and my family. In addition, as if this weren’t enough – I have shared my manuscript, heart, and story through my blog, public appearances, and in everyday Godstops. There was a time I balanced on egg shells at the mere mention of my sister’s name, her case, or worse yet, the way I felt.
Today I look forward to sharing my story in God’s strength and time. This past December Believers’ Chapel North invited me to share my testimony and Heidi with area women. It was an amazing and God orchestrated event from our initial meeting to plan. My church, Community Alliance at New Haven, led the worship and introduced me to the public for the first time as “Lisa M Buske, Speaker”. Since this evening I have three upcoming events scheduled at various churches. For upcoming events - visit my "Speaking" page on this website.
My career as speaker is in its infancy stage yet I aimed my goals high.
1) Speak at least once a month (a recommendation from a wonderful and caring agent I met at the Greater Philadelphia Christian Writer’s Conference this past August)
2) Speak to a variety of audiences and settings
Although I don’t have an event scheduled for January, I do have one scheduled for February, March, and April. While I plan to share Heidi, my testimony and the hope found in my relationship with Jesus at each church – the audience and presentation will be different. I’m thankful to serve such an amazing God.
As I pray and prepare for each, would you join me in prayer?
Pray for me: Pray I stand behind the cross and let His message be in the forefront; for the words, Scripture and message God has for the audience to be revealed as I pray and prepare for my upcoming events.
Pray for open ears and hearts of those in attendance, for all to hear of God’s love and provision available in their lives too.
Pray for the publication of “Where’s Heidi?” will glorify God and grow His kingdom. Pray for the publisher God has for this book. Pray for future speaking engagements to be scheduled.
Thank you! You are each a blessing in my life.
Lisa M Buske
P.O. Box 323