Last Monday evening (24th April), we saw four of our UnitedLife young women graduate from the ‘Becoming a Modern Day Princess Course’! It was such a privilege to witness each of these girls, sharing how God has impacted and transformed them as a result of completing the course.
For the past few months some of our young women have been meeting up on Monday nights with Sarah and myself to go through the Princess Course. This course has taken them on an adventure to discover that in spite of felt insecurities, challenges at home, or tough relationships at school they are amazing girls. The course has created a safe environment to learn to understand not just themselves but how they approach their relationships with others.
Each week we focused on a different area and then the girls spent time in the week journaling, reading the Bible and discussing certain sections with their parents.
It really was so rewarding to get to know the girls more and watch as they grew to understand themselves, as well as discovering who and what God has made them for.
We started the course with six girls, but unfortunately had a couple of girls drop out, partly due to personal circumstances, but also because it is a commitment to come every Monday night and to do all the work in the week. We understand that many do extra curricular activities and usual school work and revising for exams. So, for the four girls to complete this course, it took real commitment and sacrifice.
Sarah and I also shared our own experiences and we invited other women to come along to share what was on their heart relating to the theme. This opened up some great discussion times, particularly when Julie O’Brien came to talk about ‘Faith’. The girls were so honest and open with one another, I began to see for myself just how much of an impact this course was making on their lives.
So at the Graduation evening, this was again so evident; when each one of these lovely young women stood up in front of their close friends and family and shared exactly what they had learnt and how they have changed. Their parents also had opportunity to stand with them to encourage them and share how their daughters have changed since completing the Princess Course.
One of the most important things that the girls now know and understand, is that they are ‘daughters of the King’!
‘You are Beautiful,
For you are fearfully
And Wonderfully made.’
If you/your daughter was unable to complete the course, or you know a young woman aged 12-18, who you think would like to take part in our next Princess Course, then please get in contact with myself or Sarah and we will send you the details.