Daddy’s Girlz 2007 Conference
Theme: Because this is our time
I always knew I would be involved in the uplifment of women but never knew exactly how it was going to happen. In my heart from the time I started serving the Lord in varsity I knew that God was going to use me to impact women. I have always been surrounded by women who support me and the vision that God has laid in my heart and I knew my responsibility was to introduce them to an intimate relationship with God where we are just all our Daddy’s girlz. I went to a conference with Lizzy Mogale in Rustenburg that Evangelist Mannete Chaba had organised, and it was exactly what I desired to do in the kingdom. From that day a seed was laid in my heart. A couple of months earlier I found myself sitting in a coffee shop with Mannete Chaba and I asked her a lot of questions about the ministry and in summary this is what she said: “I never went out seeking fame but when you are excellent in what you do then people will want to hear what you have to say. She spoke about the fact that big and rich European teams come to dusty African villages to watch an excellent rural boy playing soccer. Even in ministry that is what it takes. She said she hasn’t even scratched the surface with what God has laid in her heart regarding ministering to women in Africa.” I sat in awe listening to this great woman and right there I knew I found a mentor and role model. Less than a year later Mannete died after a long illness. The day I heard I cried so much, I cried because it was too soon and I hadn’t had a chance to know her. A week later at her funeral when speaker after speaker spoke and songs and poems were performed in her honor, in my heart I knew, the baton had been passed to me. If this was indeed a race then I needed to pick up the baton and continue where the woman of God left off. Don’t get me wrong I do not claim Mannete’s greatness and I know there are many women doing great things in the ministry but for me I know that God has called me to reconcile His princesses and daughters to himself.
Daddy’s Girlz is what God laid in my heart as a vehicle to bring women together and to bring them closer to Him. All the accomplishments and accolades that we can have mean absolutely nothing when as women we have this emptiness inside. The emptiness comes because we refuse to embrace the love of the father. This emptiness cannot be filled with boyfriends, husbands, children, friends, careers, material things, worthy projects, etc.
The purpose of this conference is to ensure that all of us stay connected with one another and with our Daddy who makes the family, the career, the business, the community involvement and everything else worthwhile. The conference seeks to heal many from the wounds of the past, to allow others to take their place in the world with confidence knowing that a great Dad is on their side. This is the one place where we all have someone to call Daddy, considering those of us whose fathers died, or they never loved us, or acknowledged us. This is a platform for every woman no matter how young or old or the experience they have had, this is just about us gathering together and being girlz, I hope you get what I mean. We hide our weaknesses and our shortcoming in our Daddy who is our strength and joy and refuge.
Daddy’s Girlz – I hope you get it, just think of a child at school: when someone bothers the kid all he says is I’m going to tell my daddy or when my daddy comes back you are going to be sorry. Or when a loving dad comes home the way the kid runs to the dad or when the kid is afraid when the dad gets there all the fear is gone. Now with our Daddy he can do all things and we are his girlz, I love it!
As for because this is our time: you just have to look around to see that this is the best time to be a woman. All the opportunities that we have will not be here forever and as women it will take discernment to know what to embrace and what to let pass. Without God, in this time of choices, a woman cannot succeed, what we all need is the wisdom to know what to embrace and what to let go.