We are delighted to introduce you to our newest staff member, Heather North! It became apparent over the last year that we needed more staff to support all our ministry endeavors, so a new position was created for an administrative assistant. We launched a search and prayed that God would bring just the right person to by design. And He has.
I was scrolling through Facebook but I wasn’t really seeing the screen. My mind was fully occupied by a problem for which there seemed to be no solution. I was busy envisioning various scenarios and playing out conversations in my head when something caught my eye. It was a quote from one of by design’s recent blog posts.
Online workshops always sounded like a good idea. It made sense for by design to share the training and resources that had previously only been available to women in New England, and we loved the idea of being able to expand our ministry around the world. But oh boy, it sure felt like a daunting task. With our staff already working crazy hours and our resources stretched to the limit, it just didn’t feel possible. So we put it off. For years. And then the pandemic hit.
This year’s Summer Sampler Series answers the question “What does by design do?” Each post will address an aspect of our ministry, as told by women who have been positively impacted. We hope that their stories encourage you and inspire … Continued
What is happening at WeConnect? I think that the better question is, what isn’t happening at WeConnect? As you may have read in our previous updates, the WeConnect team has been taking a leadership role in by design’s recent events. … Continued
This month’s update comes from by design’s Executive Director, Linda Moore, who wrote about our most recent Mentoring Event: Thank you so much for your prayerful intercession for by design’s women’s ministries. I love working with women who are eager … Continued
by Lucinda Secrest McDowell Why would a young widow take her toddler daughter to live deep in the South American jungle among the very same people who had speared her husband to death? That is the question I personally asked … Continued
By Sarah Beliveau On April 6th close to 200 women from over 40 churches spanning 4 states gathered at Trinity Baptist Church in Nashua for some sweet treats and fellowship. The atmosphere hummed with warm conversation as both new and familiar … Continued
By Ashley Cook I was recently listening to a worship set online, and the pastor came on to exhort the congregation before the set began. He mentioned something about seeds, and this got me thinking about the way seeds are watered … Continued