I love to tell the story of what God did in my life. I’m happy to respond to questions or inquiries about speaking engagements at LindaGraf28@gmail.com.
Speaking opportunities in 2016
On November 16, 2016 I spoke in the chapel service at Nyack College, Nyack NY – my alma mater. What a privilege to encourage students who were sitting In the same spot I was 30 years ago.It was also an opportunity to visit with some old and dear friends Jeff and Darlene Quinn. Jeff is a VP at Nyack and was my husband’s roommate many years ago when we were students there.
On May 12, I went to prison in Louisiana! I really did! (But this was a picture taken in a prison museum, no cameras are allowed inside.) I was invited to speak at the graduation ceremony for the Hannah’s Gift program at LCIW (Louisiana Correctional Institute for Women).This is a Bible study on motherhood published by Awana Lifeline and run in the prison by Dr. Kristi Miller, who authored the study. These women complete a course on how to be a godly mother even when separated from their children (like the Bible story of Hannah in the book of I Samuel). I gave my testimony and encouraged the women that God can heal, change and restore, no matter the circumstances. For more info on this amazing ministry, go to Awanalifeline.org.
On April 9 I was invited to CrossLife church in Charlottesville VA to do a half-day conference on Bitter Truth. I gave my testimony of freedom and joy as well as some practical steps to take in overcoming a bitter heart. I had the sweet privilege of praying with several ladies afterward.
. I also enjoyed a visit with my dear friends the Cothrans.
A summary of Linda’s speaking opportunities in 2015:
March/April/May – was invited to speak to a group of high school girls doing a monthly Bible study. My daughter Catie participated in one of the sessions.
May 2, 2015 – was invited to speak at a women’s brunch at Woodland Park Bible Chapel in Woodland Park, CO.
With women’s ministry leader and pastor’s wife Laurie Jones.
June, July, August 2015: Led a 10-week Sunday school class for women at my home church, Front Range Alliance church, Colorado Springs. We went through the “Bitter Truth” book.
October 10, 2015: Spoke at Fellowship of the Rockies church in Pueblo, CO for a Saturday morning women’s event. With members of the worship team.
With Women’s Ministry director and friend sweet Kelly Hall!
November 17, 2015 – I was invited to share my testimony at the Thanksgiving chapel of the Christian & Missionary Alliance National Office in Colorado Springs.
November 19 – Gave my testimony at a meeting of IGNITE – College & career group in Colorado Springs.
In October 2014, Linda was invited to speak at the Transforming Hope women’s conference at her home church: Front Range Alliance Church in Colorado Springs, CO. The four sessions in their entirety are posted below.
Session 1: Barriers To Living The Life God Intends For Us – 48:14 (filmed on October 10, 2014)
Session 2: My Story and Defining Bitterness -1:00 (filmed on October 11, 2014)
Session 3: Overcoming Bitterness – part I -44:00 (filmed on October 11, 2014)
Session 4: Overcoming Bitterness – part 2 – 39:31 (filmed on October 11, 2014)