My Joyce Meyer conference experience this past weekend was awesome! Each session was opened and closed by Israel Houghton and the band New Breed. I knew a couple of their songs but now I’m a fan! There were four sessions, each between two and three hours long:
- Thursday evening at 7:00 pm
- Friday morning at 10:00 am
- Friday evening at 7:00 pm
- Saturday morning at 10:00 am
Since my brother lives in Toronto and my dad lives just one hour away, I decided to stay an extra day so I could spend time with them. I spent Saturday afternoon with my dad, then went to see where my brother was living. We joined my hosts for dinner on Saturday.
I’ll write about the lessons learned during the conference separately but I have two stories to share. Here’s the first one.
Around midnight on Friday, I received a message on the Good Naija Girl Facebook page from a lady who wanted to connect at the conference the next day (the last session). She wasn’t a reader of my blog; she just found it on Google that evening. We made plans to meet and through the thousands of attendees we managed to find each other (thank God for technology!). Corinne was sweet—we talked for a few moments and I was impressed that she reached out to me, not knowing if I’d even get the message before the event. She similarly made a decision to attend the Friday evening and Saturday sessions without knowing anyone in Toronto. Though her phone number suggested she lived about two hours from me, it turns out that we live in the same city so we’re planning to meet for coffee.
I don’t know the purpose or reason for our meeting, but I believe it was meant to be. Before she left I asked if we could snap a picture for the blog.
Blogging is really making the world smaller.
Have you met anyone through your blog? If you don’t blog, have you met a blogger?