Meet the OBS Team~

It’s hard to believe that in January, 2011, I wanted to host a little online Bible study on my blog. I invited a few friends to join me in studying Made to Crave by Lysa TerKeurst. I thought maybe 25-50 would join me. Maybe. Much to my surprise, 2,500 people joined me for that “little” study.

Back then it was just me. Just me on my blog. If someone would have told what was ahead, I would NEVER have believed them. Fast forward to today~

Today I don’t just lead a study, I’m the director of a world-wide community. And no longer is it just on my  blog, but we are also on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram. 88,000 ladies from over 106 countries have joined our little OBS in the past couple years. We have 59 Facebook small groups with leaders.  We have 10 team leaders. We have a prayer team. We have a teaching team, social media team, core team, and even an executive assistant (who we could NOT live without!) And we are getting ready to move locations. In a little over a week, my little online Bible study will have a new home on the Proverbs 31 Ministries website! Now you know that could only be done with God!

Only with God. He has paved the way and brought amazing ladies to this OBS. It is not me, it is all Him. He brought ladies who would say “yes” to God, step out in faith, and agree to ride this crazy OBS train with me. He did immeasurably more than I would have ever asked or imagined. (Ephesians 3:20)

Our entire OBS team is made up of almost 100 ladies from all across the United States. Each one serves a vital role in making Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies a vibrant, healthy, and growing community of ladies seeking to know God better. These are the most wonderful, honorable, and amazing ladies that I know and I love them so much!!! I don’t know what I’d do without them!

Meet Our OBS Team

melissaMelissa Taylor, Director of Online Bible Studies

Melissa began online Bible studies on her blog in 2011 because she wanted to provide a venue of study for women who weren’t in a Bible study group. In a little over two years, more than 88,000 have participated from more than 105 countries. This is now her full time job with Proverbs 31 Ministries. Melissa lives in Charlotte, NC with her husband, Jeff; four children, Blake, Hayden, Dylan, and Hayley Grace; and her sweet dogs Princess and Maggie.

 

ginnyblakenshipGinny Blankenship, Director of Social Media, Prayer Devotions

Ginny began studying with Melissa Taylor in January of 2012 with Made to Crave. In March of 2012 she became one of the Online Bible Study small group leaders. Currently she writes our Prayer and Praises posts and coordinates our social media team. Ginny resides in Wild, Wonderful West Virginia with her husband, Scott; and three children, Jason, Hayli and Ayden.

 

StephanieClaytonStephanie Clayton, P31 OBS Core Team, Study Leader, Social Media Team

Stephanie is a counselor with a passion for integrating Bible teaching with professional counseling. She has been part of the Online Bible Study Team since 2011 providing counseling advisory as well as guidance and teaching to help women find freedom from their past and hope for their future. Stephanie lives in Amarillo, TX with her husband Kevin; her children Ryan and Lauren; and her puppies, Buzz and Bella.

 

AngiecombsAngie Combs, P31 OBS Core Team, P31 OBS Executive Assistant

Angie is the Executive Assistant with Proverbs 31 Online Bible Study and is on staff with Proverbs 31 Ministries as Project Assistant. She lives in Durham, NC with her husband, Brent of 27 years and her dogs Cassie and Yogi. She is the mother of Laura and MIL of Michael.

 

VeronicaHerzingVeronica Herzing, P31 OBS Director of the C. A. R. E. Ministry (Christ’s Assistants Reaching & Encouraging)

Veronica is a loving wife and mother who trusts in the Lord and follows His calling for her life. She enjoys writing and pursuing it to see where it leads. A devoted friend who loves unconditionally, Veronica tries to always walk in the footsteps of God. She lives in Missouri with her husband, Larry; two children Matthew and Megan.

 

ChristaChrista Hutchins, Real Life In The Gap Study Leader

Christa joined Online Bible Studies in 2012 as a study participant and then a Facebook small group leader. The Real Life in The Gap Study was started to provide Facebook small group participants with meaningful and flexible Bible study during the breaks between OBS studies. When she is not hanging out with her husband, son, daughter and son-in-law, you will usually find Christa with her nose in a historical fiction book!

 

nickiNicki Koziarz, P31 OBS Executive Team, Study Leader

Nicki is a speaker, writer and on staff at Proverbs 31 Ministries. She is passionate about reaching people far from God and being a voice of Truth in her generation. Nicki lives in the cozy town of Matthews, NC {just outside of Charlotte, NC} with her amazingly handy husband Kris and their 3 beautiful girls; Taylor, Hope and Kennedy.

 

lisakrampLisa Kramp, P31 OBS Core Team, Director of Facebook Small Group Ministry

Lisa began Online Bible Studies as a participant in 2011. She was a part of the very first OBS small group and today she is the director of the small group ministry, which currently has 58 groups! Lisa lives in Indiana with her husband of 27 years, Dave and they have three grown sons.

 

lindakuharLinda Kuhar, P31 OBS Core Team, Teaching Team

Linda became a Women’s Christian Life Coach in 2010 after her miraculous healing from cancer and coma in 2009. She now coaches women around the globe in spiritual growth, accountability and vision for their lives. Her greatest joy is empowering women to be who God designed them to be. Linda lives in Charlotte, NC with her husband Todd and daughter Megan.

 

lindaleightonLinda Leighton, P31 OBS Senior Blog Editor

Linda began participating in Melissa Taylor’s Online Bible Studies in January of 2011. Since that first study, Linda has participated in eight online Bible studies, and will soon take on her fifth study as a small OBS Facebook group leader. She is actively serving in her church as the assistant to the Guest Services Manager and is in charge of scheduling and training of 50+ guest services workers. Linda lives in Oak Creek, WI, and is a “Mom” to two fur-babies; a 17-year-old cat, Reggie and a 3-year-old black lab/beagle mix, Disney. You can connect with Linda at:

 

JenniferNewsomJennifer Newsom, P31 OBS Core Team, Teaching Team

Jennifer has been involved with leading Online Bible Studies since 2011. She was honored to join P31 OBS in 2012 where her passion for walking alongside, and bringing the love of Jesus to women grew. Jennifer and her husband Billy homeschool their 4 children: Bryce, Logan, Emily and Ava.

 

JamyWhitakerJamy Whitaker, P31 OBS Core Team, Prayer Director and Teaching Team

Jamy began Online Bible Studies as a participant in the first study back in 2011 because it was such an answer to prayer. Two years later, she is now a part of the team that is reaching out and encouraging women around the world. Jamy lives in rural Indiana, with her husband, Mitch and five children, Taylor, Devin, Ethan, Quintin and Madilynn.

Social Media, Facebook Small Group, C.A.R.E.,  and Prayer Ministries

Kim Goldstein, Kyndra Kemp, Missy Pettigrew, Anna Walker, Barbara Prince, Sue Molitor, Tricia Davis, Charlotte Oliver, Teresa Wood, Nancy Miksad, Billie Schuttpelz, Robin Packer, Abby Nardi, Cheryl May, Beth Wright, Kendra Keller, Christa Fowler, Nichole Wolland, Jenny Armstrong, Bethany Wheeler, Donna Balsavich, Brittany Jacobson, Tristine Barry, Hope Aylor, Donna Harris, Emily Montjoy, Kelly Hamerle, Debbie Williams, Karri Hollingsworth, Kristy Aiken, Lauren Bates, Kris Danko, Denise Collins, Vashti Makupson, Melissa Sherlin, Lori Annette Blackwell, Carla Pollard, Breanna Davenport, Sandi Brewer, Lori Krance, Courtney Turner, Tina Kadolph, Marcie Anderson, Stacey Mendro, Erin Peters, Mary Bankert, Dottie McLelland, Pat Ewing, Heather Wade, Melanie Shannon, LaToshia Jarmon, Stephanie Solberg, Marlene Mosley, Anita Greenland, Trish Cordell, Jodi Bailey, Sherri H. Chatman, Katrina Wylie, Jean Marie Brown, Marilyn Vaters, Amanda Gibson, Amber Oatman, Beth Anderson, Jennifer Newsom, Kara Simpkins, Kelley Murphy, Lauren Beach, Shelly Faust, Stephanie Raquel, Tammy Burgess, Veronica Brown, Heather Bleier, Jen Sandbulte, Kelley Worley, Wendy Franke, Denise Kamppi, Amy Wall, Kristen Barkdull, Linnea Nelson, Jeanie Kelley, Janet Florine, Kandace Poindexter, Paige Ward, Kristi Seat

These ladies make up the Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies Team. Each one makes a huge impact and a profound difference in the lives of the women they serve. We would not be where we are today without all of them.  It’s these ladies who make it possible for you to have such a wonderful experience in OBS.

Could I ask you a big favor? Would you join me in praying for your OBS leaders?  Say a prayer for them by name or write a prayer in the comment section? We are about to embark on a journey together and we would absolutely treasure your prayers. Ministry isn’t easy and I know this team of ladies would appreciate prayer more than anything else you could offer. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

***Our winner of the Lysa TerKeurst 3 book give away is, Dionne, email beginning Dionnecspeaks. Dionne, email Angie@Proverbs31.org with your mailing information and we will send you your books. 

Thank you to the very generous ladies who donated books so that ladies who can not afford to purchase can have one. You are such a blessing and your generosity is very appreciated. Thank you so much!

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  1. Father God, only You could orchestrate such a grand undertaking and pull together a team of such dedication and talent. Father, please watch over each of these ladies and help them keep their minds on You. This study, these groups, all these women – well, we are nothing without YOU. Let their words honor and glorify You. Let the study be about Your Kingdom and Your goodness. Let not the discouragement of day to day things (waiting lists, internet problems, etc.) keep ladies from coming to You (and saying Yes to You!!).

    I pray that each of these ladies have a hedge of protection placed around them. Let their families also be covered by this protection. I pray they each keep their eyes on You and they come to You with any disagreements or perceived offenses.

    Thank you, Father. In Jesus name, we pray.
    Amen.

    • Thank you so much for that beautiful prayer! So so much. I am praying, along with you, that He is glorified through every word and through every life in this study. May He bind us together in unity and love.

    • Kristi Seat (OBS Team) says:

      Thank you so much for the beautiful prayer Cathy. Praying blessings over you dear sister!

    • I thank you also! It is an honor, truly, and a blessing to be a part of this amazing ministry. Melissa, I cannot believe what God has done in just two years. I hope to meet you in person one day (saving for She Speaks next year).

      Father God, I thank You from the depth of my soul, for the way you have blessed Melissa and this OBS. There are no words for me to describe just how amazing, loving, incredible, and fascinating You are. I am honored, Father, that You have placed me with this group and I ask for all of us to continue to seek Your face, to honor and glorify You and our precious Jesus. Jesus is our endless hope and I pray for continued blessings and for us to reach many women that You bring to us, so we can share what it is like to be in Christ. I also pray for a strong hedge of protection for us and for continued glorification of You. It is ALL about you. I am nothing without You, none of us are. As a new leader coming into this ministry I thank You for defeating the enemy, and allowing us to use Your technology to spread the gospel and provide real hope for real life.

      It is in Jesus’ name I pray,

      Amen

    • Thank you so much for your beautiful prayer!!!! I am printing it out for my journal.

  2. Jennifer L says:

    Dear Heavenly Father,
    Thank you for placing these women in the P31 OBS Ministry. All of their work in Your name is reaching and encouraging so many women and providing an avenue for so many of us to talk about You and for You. It is a blessing for so many of us to participate in a Bible study this way. Keep leading and guiding these women in Your name.
    Amen.

  3. Dear God,
    Thank you for giving us wonderful leaders who can help us learn more about You and Your Word. Bless these leaders as they continue to show Your love and glory.
    Bless all those who participate in OBS. May Your light shine through us all. Amen

  4. Father,
    Thank you for providing these wonderful people. Thank you for giving them the strength to say yes to your direction. Thank you for bringing us to this group. Please help all of these leaders to continue to bring forth compassion, wisdom, and humor, as they lead us. Keep them safe from the evil of the world. Thank you. Amen.

  5. Cindy Martin says:

    Father, I come to you in prayer for this amazing team of ladies that give so much of themselves to spread your word. I ask that each one can feel your presence and your arms around them tightly holding each one as they need it. I ask that you continue to allow these ladies to grow in spreading your word and glorifying you to all those that need to hear. You have allowed a huge Blessing for those teaching and those digging into these studies that are craving You Father. Oh Father God thank you for Christian groups, women and organizations like P31 that literally save some of us each day with YOUR words that you give them to share. Thank you Father for leading me to these wonderful ladies when I needed the words of encouragement. We know that this is all done through you Jesus and I pray for the continued growth, encouragement and blessing that this team provides. Protect each of these ladies Lord as this team grows to glorify YOU! Thank you Jesus for all You do to provide for us through this team~
    In Jesus name I pray-Amen

  6. Prayers to all my sister in Christ of OBS Ministry,
    Father, We praise you for all the blessings you have shine upon us through these ladies. Bless them with your love and courage to lead us to your forever love and understanding. Give them peace and guidance through each day. Lord I give thanks to be able to pray and worship you, and walk along side these ladies, to be apart of your great plans for the P31/ OBS Ministerys
    In Your Holy Name Amen.
    Denise Kamppi (Prayer Warrior Team)

  7. So very exciting to see where your ministry is today, Melissa! God has abundantly blessed this OBS ministry, and I pray for continued blessings! Congratulations on such an awesome team of godly women!

  8. Nikki B. says:

    Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for all these wonderful ladies. Praying You give them a heart and a spirit to follow hard after You, Lord. Bless them abundantly. Thank You for the FB Small Groups and the ladies that I have met through this medium. In Your Son’s Precious Name, Amen. (Shout out to Amber Oatman and Denise Kamppi!!)

  9. Father God I ask you to please wrap your arms around our OBS Leaders in Proverbs 31 Ministries and to please continue to guide them and lead them in everything that they put their minds, hearts, body and soul too. I ask that you bless them and their families Lord. In Jesus Name We Pray,Amen!

  10. Karri (obs leader/blog team) says:

    Dear heavenly father,
    Thank you so much for this amazing ministry and, Lord, I pray for each member, volunteer, and the staff of Proverbs 31 ministries. We are here to share your love and to lead women to you Lord. None of this could have happened without your touch and we are very grateful for every single person that is involved with p31. Thank you again Lord, & I pray that you’ll be with every leader as we share your love and encouragement and that you’ll direct our words so that we can be examples of Christ’s body. In Jesus’s precious name, amen

  11. Kristy Aiken OBS Group Leader/ Prayer Warrior Blog Team Leader says:

    Woot Woot! Best team ever in the world! I am so ready!

  12. TABITHA JONES says:

    Wow it is such a blessing to here how this ministry came about and how God has blessed.
    Lord, I ask that you put your protecting arms around each lady that participates in this ministry. Please be with there families and give them the wisdom and knowledge needed to help other ladies in this ministry. Lord, I know without a doubt that if I had not have found this ministry that my life would not be as it is today. I thank you Lord for allowing me to find this ministry. It has been the biggest blessing in my life. Lord please touch each lady that participates in this upcoming study. Give wisdom were it is needed, help each lady to listen to your calling. Thank you for putting it in Melissas heart to start this ministry. Bless each and every person that comes across this site and help those in need.

  13. Janet F (P31 OBS Prayer Warrior Team) says:

    Lord thank you for Melissa and her vision for Bible study and for the whole Proverbs 31 Team. Praising You for them daily Lord!! Thank you ladies for all your prayers for this ministry!! ♥

    • Amen Sweet Sister!

    • Kristy Aiken OBS Group Leader/ Prayer Warrior Blog Team Leader says:

      Janet, I can remember reading your posts all the time throughout these studies and yours always stuck out to me :-) Love ya sister.

      • Janet F (P31 OBS Prayer Warrior Team) says:

        I felt the same about your posts Kristy!!! Love Ya back sister!! ♥

      • Christa H.(OBS Leader) says:

        Me, too, Kristy! Janet stood out and I always thought…I wonder who she is?? She would be a GREAT leader! So glad to be serving with her!

  14. God works in such wonderful, amazing ways! Praying and giving thanks for each and every one of you that works so hard to share God’s Word with us <3

  15. Ginny Blankenship says:

    I so appreciate all of your prayers, please know that each of you who are participating in this study are in our prayers as well.

  16. I have to say WOW!!! This team if full of amazing and talented women that I am so blessed to call my friend, sister and teammate. I love each of you!!!

    Thank you for each and every prayer – we truly treasure your prayers <3

  17. Lord, wow, I am always amazed – you are a great big God! I want to lift up these awesome ladies who make up the OBS team. Thank you for growing them into incredible leaders reaching women worldwide with your message. They are such an inspiration to us all. I pray you continue to do great things through them as they grow quickly in numbers, and also through their upcoming move. I pray the upcoming study they are leading, Say Yes to God, goes smoothly and brings us all closer to you. Amen!

    • Christa H.(OBS Real Life in the Gap Leader) says:

      Kim, thank you so much for supporting us in prayer. WE are inspired every day by YOU and all the other women who do life with us here!

  18. Donna Harris (OBS Small Group Leader) says:

    Father,
    I lift up all my sisters who are putting their hearts out there to show other sisters Your love. I pray that you bless their time and efforts. Give them the wisdom and knowledge they need to fulfill Your call on their life.
    Giving you all the praise and glory, In Jesus name,
    Amen

  19. Donna J says:

    I lift up all of these wonderful women who have said “yes” to God and give so much of themselves to bless other women. I pray that you give them the strength, encouragement, wisdom, and whatever else they may need to handle whatever situation You put in front of them Lord as they say “Yes” to You.

    I pray that You bless them and give them their hearts’ desires as they are blessing others. In Your loving name,

    Amen

  20. Marilyn says:

    Dear Lord and Heavenly Father,
    I thank you for each of these ladies who help make OBS possible for so many people from all walks of life. May you richly bless each and everyone of them in a special way and be what they are in need of at any given moment in their lives. I am grateful for the opportunily to even be a part of these studies and know that I am blessed because of these special women. Watch over them, I thank you Lord Jesus for dying for me Amen

  21. Heavenly Father, thank You for each and every one of these women who has chosen to say “yes” to You so that more women can come to know and love You and Your Word. We ask You to continue to bless and establish the work of their hands and their hearts. Equip those who lead, teach, serve and minister in Your Name. Fill them FULL of Your love, mercy and grace so that they, in turn, can pour that love, mercy and grace out on others. Be with the transition to a new website…be in every technical detail, Lord. We ask You for a completely smooth, trouble free transition. And we invite You to continue to do an Ephesians 3:20 work through the Proverbs 31 OBS team!!! We ask this and all these prayers in the powerful and effective name of Jesus. Amen.

    I love you girls!!!

    Wendy

  22. Angie Camerlinck says:

    Dear Heavenly Father – thank you so much for placing all these wonderful ladies in the ministry of spreading your word and love to each of us. Pray for Lisa Kramp as she is organizing all the small groups and the waitlist of people that are wanting to be in a group on Facebook. Pray for Tammy Burgess as she leads our small group on Facebook and pray that she will be able to shed her wisdom and grace on all that is in the group and beyond. Praying for a wonderful session with this next bible study and that all the women involved will come out with a better understanding of God’s word and the love he has for all of us no matter where we are in the world or where we are in our lives.

    In your Holy Name,

    Amen,

    Angie

    • Tammy Burgess OBS Group Leader says:

      Angie!

      Thank you so much for your wonderful prayer! I so appreciate it and am so thankful and excited your back joining us for this study! Lifting you up as well and trusting that God has big things planned for us! Love ya!

  23. Marie (Ree) says:

    Lord Jesus, I lift up all the ladies represented here to you today. I pray that they will feel your presence over their lives through the ministry of this OBS. I thank you Father for all of these Godly women and for the work that each one brings to this study. Thank you for putting them in my path as well and for the wisdom and insight that you have prepared for me to glean from them! Help me not to just hold onto it for myself, but show me ways to share it with those around me and my friends and family!

    • Donna Harris (OBS Small Group Leader) says:

      Amen sister. May we all be willing to stretch ourselves to share with each other so we may all learn.

  24. What a huge blessing to work for such an amazing ministry. It is my honor to pray for all of you.

  25. Abba Father,
    You had this all planned even before it was birthed in Melissa’s heart. You, Oh LORD, hand picked each one of these ladies for a time as this. I pray that You would bless OBS team because of their willingness to say “Yes, God.” And for all of us who have set time aside each day to ponder Your Word, and seek Your will by also saying “Yes, God” please help us to not be distracted by the busyness of this world.
    In Jesus Name…Amen!

  26. Brenda Roberson says:

    Heavenly Father I ask for your help along this new path that these wonderful ladies have so joyously accepted to walk. I know you will give them the power to bring you into the lives of women all around the world who are hungry to know you better. They want only to glorify you, Father, and to help spread the Good News of what it means to “Say Yes To God”. I pray this is the precious name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen

  27. Brenda Roberson says:

    *in the precious name

  28. Jeanie Kelley says:

    Will be praying for each one. This is so exciting for me. Thanks for letting me being a part of this.

  29. Sherri Chatman says:

    Father in heaven, Thank you for another day. Thank you for a new day. Father we are grateful that you have entrusted us with a group of ladies to lead and encourage. Please help us all to do your will.

  30. Father God, thank you for this ministry team. Thank you for the love and encouragement that these women give. Thank you for my small group leader Lori Blackwell. Lord surround each one. Give them rest and time with their families. To God be the glory. Blessings. Diana

  31. Patty S says:

    To the P31 team, you are all outstanding and a true blessing from our Lord. I read the stories in my daily email, and I feel like you can see into my soul.

    Father God, I pray for these women of P31 Ministry. The ministry is able to spread Your Word, Father, so that we may understand it more. I pray that all who read this thirst for more of the Word of God, and that they find true understanding. This is a long road, and a sometimes trying road, but it truly is the road we should all be on. Through my Pastors teachings, P31, and reading of the Bible has been an amazing journey. I am looking forward to all this has to teach me. Please Father, Bless these women of the Ministry that they continue to be an inspiration to us in the upcoming OBS.

    In Jesus’ name I pray,
    Amen

    Love to all!

  32. Annette Guidry says:

    Dear Lord as our Father who knows all, sees all, I ask you empower each and everyone with Power on high to reach, teach, encourage, do what Your will is for them and for each and everyone involved in this Ministry.in Jesus Name Amen

  33. Crystal says:

    Dear Lord,

    I want to thank you for sending these amazing women to all of us to follow in your word. They work hard and live a life that I am sure you are pleased with. Lord I pray that you continue to bless each and every one of them with the amazing gifts you have given then. I look to these women for encouragement and support in living the life you have asked me to live. God Bless them and all they do day to day!
    In Jesus’ name, Amen

  34. Melissa S OBS Group Leader says:

    Thank you all from the bottom of my heart for praying for us all! It is such a blessing to join women from all over the world to study God’s word. I am praying for you all! I pray that we each take His love to our part of the world! Do you know how HUGE that is? It truly overwhelms me to think that he brought us all here together from 106 countries for His glory! Ladies, God is going to use YOUR yes for something big!

    Love you all my sisters in Christ!

  35. Lord, I’m in such awe of you! You never cease to amaze me with your marvelous and wonderous works! You truly do accomplish way more than we could ever imagine or ask, and I thank you for that. I thank you for what you’re doing in and through OBS, and in and through all these beautiful woman leaders. Lord, as we are about to embark on this journey together of learning how to Say Yes to you, I pray that you would be with, strengthen, and encourage each one of us.

    I lift Melissa, Nicki, and their families up to you today Lord, asking that a hedge of your protection be built up all around them, shielding them from all the flaming arrows of the enemy as they step out in faith to do your will. Fill them abundantly with your love and wisdom, so much so that it just continually pours out of them both like rain from a cloud, bringing about the refreshing waters of renewal and growth for all your seeking daughters Lord. I also lift up Lisa to you, as she continues to busily put her hands to work for your kingdom’s sake with the formation of FB small groups. Lord, I pray that you would guide her in placing each and every woman just where you would have them be. Cause your peace to flow into her today, washing away any anxiety she may be feeling as she finishes up this enormous task. May your blessings be abundantly poured into her, Nicki, Melissa, and all the leaders working behind the scenes lives for the work they are completing in you.

    Lord, I also lift up all the many various OBS leaders to you, seasoned and new alike. For the seasoned, I pray that you would ignite in them a fresh burning desire to serve, know, and share you through this ministry. Help each one to pass on that spark to the new leaders as well. For those new leaders, I ask for peace also, as we face this new challenge and chapter of our lives. Reveal to each of us our own unique calling that you would have us pursue and fulfill throughout this journey.

    Lord, you know the plans that you have for each and every one of us – plans to prosper and not to harm us, and we thank you that you will see these plans through to completion in us all. In Jesus name we pray, Amen.

  36. Courtney says:

    Dear Heavenly Father, I want to thank you for giving Melissa the vision of an online bible study. By her wanting to spread your word, to a few you multiplied the participants. In your word you said, Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to Your power that works within us.” (Ephesians 3:20). You gave Melissa and all the P31 team the vision and the provision to create this awesome and healing ministry. I know the days can be long with all the blogging, conference calls, speaking engagements, etc., but You continuously give them the strength to go on. “Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured in your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” (Luke 6:38). These women are certainly reaping the rewards of the harvest and sharing the awesome fruit with women all over the world. I thank Lord for these ladies. I’ve never met them personally, but I feel like I have known them all my life. Continue to bless each and everyone of them, the ministry, the online participants, and this upcoming study. In your word you said, “For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.” Thank you for being there with us in this beautiful and blessed sisterhood.

    In your precious and Holy son Jesus’ name, Amen.

  37. Father I thank you for each and every one of these amazing daughters of Yours. I ask You to lead us and guide us into Your perfect plan for this OBS. I ask You to touch the heart of each participant, each leader, each person involved in these studies. May Your Word go forth and accomplish all that it is set out to accomplish for OBS. Help each woman here to see You in new ways, and to draw nearer to You. Protect each lady from all of the fiery darts the enemy throws our way, Lord. Thank you that so many women are able to gather together in Your name, from all over the world. In Jesus name, Amen.

    I am so thankful for each and every one of you. Love and hugs.

  38. Sylleste Davis says:

    Dear God, please guide these wonderful ladies as they continue to say “Yes” to doing Your work. They are not only sharing Your Word with others to encourage and support women world-wide, but they show us by example what it means to say “Yes” to you each and every day. Bless them and hold them in Your loving arms I pray. Amen.

  39. Lori K (OBS Group Leader) says:

    So blessed by all of you beautiful women! What an honor to have all of these prayers said on behalf of the OBS Team. Looking forward to going on this journey will all of you! <3

    • I echo what you say Lori. This is going to be an amazing journey. Thank you to ALL of you for your prayers and I will always be praying for you Melissa, and all of us (and the women The Lord brings to our amazing studies). God is so incredibly good and breathtaking.

  40. it is so nice to put a face with the name. I am super stoked about this study. I am already relaxed for the most part. Now I am ready to see where God wants me.

    Have a cooling day. Where I am in PA it’s hot

    • Lori K (OBS Group Leader) says:

      We are so excited to have you going on this journey with us, Amy! God has big plans for you and every other woman in this study!

      It’s hot here in CO too!

  41. Vashti (FB small group leader) says:

    Lord how I just thank you & sit in awe of how you can work thru the obedience of 1 person. What a gift to see how OBS started & where it’s at now. I think you for each woman’s “yes” to Your call & ask for your favor & blessings to be pour out on each leader. May their hearts continue to yearn for more of You, falling deeper in love with the King. Thank you for the privilege of being able to be part of such an awesome team of ladies. Ladies that love you & walk in Your truth in the midst of real life challenges. May your grace abound even more. Lord how we love you. In Jesus name…amen.

    • Christa H.(OBS Real Life in the Gap Leader) says:

      It is an awesome team, Vashti. Every person plays a part in the Kingdom. Thank you for serving with us.

  42. Prayers for all of you tonight! I have been with you along some of your journeys and mine during online bible study. You are ALL wonderful individuals in your own unique ways and are truly blessed by GOD! Thank you SO much for all that you do and I hope that you are able to continue on in your ministry for some time to come!

    gloria

  43. Dorothy L.Palmer says:

    I pray God for the minister team You have place here in Pro ministry team. I pray that You will put an edge of protect around them. And You will guude them as they minstry on line. I also thank You for this wonderful use of the web. May we glorify You in this, And thank You for all the wonderful things You will do in our life. Amen!

  44. Dear Lord, Thank you for all these women involved with the OBS & Proverbs 31 ministries. May your blessings pour on them and their families. May they bring your words and touch all our hearts so we can say “yes” to you.

    In Jesus Name,
    Tara

    • Christa H.(OBS Real Life in the Gap Leader) says:

      Thank you, Tara. We pray those same blessing back to you and your family. Pour it on, God! Pour it on!

  45. Dear Lord, may your blessings of grace, mercy, peace and most of all love fill the hearts and souls of all at Proverbs31 Ministries and the OBS ladies. Bless their “work” as they share these gifts! Bless their families and friends that share these ladies with us! I ask this in Jesus’ Name. Amen!

  46. Father, thank you for your Word. Thank you for sisters who love your Word. Thank you for the OBS Leadership team. Fill them with wisdom and discernment as they lead us through this great book. May your Holy Spirit fill our hearts and minds as we lean into You. We want to know You more. We want to be pleasing to You. We are excited about what we are going to learn. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

  47. Father, thank you for all the ladies at proverbs 31. They are a blessing and mean so much to me. They are helping me to learn your word as I am a new Christian. Please put a hedge of protection around them. Allow them to reach women who may need them in their lives right now. Continue to bless each and everyone of us as we try to do for you because if what you did for us. In my fathers name I pray amen.

  48. Martha F. says:

    Dear Heavenly Father,
    I raise my voice with these other wonderful Jesus sisters in praise for Proverbs 31 ministry, this OBS, and all the leaders we are introduced to in the above blog. We ask that you will be with each of us during this upcoming study & help us learn how to say “Yes” to you in our lives!! I have been so blessed here and give you the glory. I lift up all the new participants coming into this study and pray they will be touched here in a special way for you Lord and will come into a closer walk with you. Thank you for touching my heart through this ministry.
    In the precious name of Jesus I pray,
    Amen.

  49. Dear Heavenly Father,
    What an amazing team of P31 ladies and the love they have for you and others to teach your precious word!! Thank you for each of them and I pray blessings upon them as they lead, teach, pray and encourage throughout this study. Give them your words for what we need to hear and may your truth sink deep in our hearts! We love you Lord and thank you most of all for loving us.. May we all stay strong and dedicated when we grow weary.. In Jesus name I pray…

  50. Patricia Davey says:

    Lord I am not a perfect prayer person but I am just asking for Blessings over these ladies has they do this OBS that they will have Your strength and Your words will be there words .. That each and every lady that has chosen to do this OBS will not only learn something new about them selves but that they grow ever closer to You LORD

    I ask all this in your Precious Name Lord Jesus .. AMEN

    • Christa H.(OBS Real Life in the Gap Leader) says:

      Patricia, your prayer was beautiful and means so much to us. Thank you.

  51. Mindy Corradi says:

    Dear Lord,
    Thank you for the passion, love and care you have instilled in these amazing women. Please guide and provide wisdom to each and everyone for this upcoming study.
    Amen

  52. R there any spare second hand books left, as I asked my hubby and he said no and is control of my finances b/c of my past mistakes and I am also under a control budget by cap to pay of my debts. Due to past addictive ways , which now praise god I’ve beaten. Pls pray and consider, ur in Christ Tammy

  53. dear father in heaven; i pray that you will anoint all the ladies in the obs ministry i pray you will give them your protection from the evil of this world. may you protect their families. and espicallly their children. bless their marriages with your love and peace. guide their every move to please you and may they be ready to fight the enemy when he attacks them. in Jesus name, amen.

  54. I have lifted up each name in prayer this morning–asking for God’s direction and encouragement as we join together to learn and to step forward in His name. Of course there will be days of discouragement, as the Devil tries to draw our attention away from the incredible experience of God’s power that we are committing to. But, God does not leave us alone to handle the Devil! He steps in, constantly at our side, batting down the arrows of discouragement and setting us on firm ground. If God is for us, who can be against us?! I pray that the Lord finds each of us faithful as we begin this time of study.

  55. Heavenly Father, In Jesus Name I bring these 12 women to you in prayer so that each one can receive wisdom, power, strength, and the anointing of the Holy Spirit, father I plead that everything that is done here, will glorify your name and
    to give each listener a closer walk with you….

    I pray that every word spoken in each bible study be released to do the work that is needed in every one who studies, listens or seeks you, that you restore lives that listen as well as those who are teaching and we can open up our hearts and ears to be healed and nourish, we stand firm on your word knowing that it is the only thing that can change our lives. We thank you Lord, because we believe and know that you will receive Glory and Praise for everything you do, In the Mighty name of Jesus, The Lover of My Soul

    Amen

  56. Catherine S says:

    It’s so awesome to see everyone’s smiling, beautiful faces.
    I have noticed that most every leader is also a mom. Hmmm, a theme perhaps.

    Good morning Abba. I thank You each morning for the new day, the sun in the sky and the rains and snow that replenish Your earth. You are an awesome God. I thank You for the gifts of Your son Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit whom give me an example to live by and guide me each day I call upon them. Your word is true and Your love is unending. Lord I lift up the women of Proverbs 31, especially all those mentioned helping and reaching out to others through this online bible study. I ask that You send Your heavenly hosts of angels to encourage, guide, strengthen each and every one. I pray Your Holy Spirit to be upon them each day as they guide other women to Your truths. I ask that each participant come to know You, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit on a deep and intimate and personal level.
    Heavenly Father, bless this study and all those who are participating in it. May it bring glory to Your name. May it bring hope and joy and peace to each one. Hope in You and Your promises. Joy from the Spirit that only He can provide. Peace in Your Son, Jesus, that comes in believing the promise of the cross.
    In Jesus’ holy and precious name I pray. Amen.

  57. My prayers are for the women who have followed their calling and walked and talked and written and guided and led, exactly what Jesus told us to do. I know in my heart that you have listened to what I call God whispers. I pray for coordination and structure and balance and peace for the ones who are organizing the groups. This study has taken off beyond your dreams and expectations, it’s amazing. We need this. Amen.

    signed anxious to begin :)

  58. Dear Lord I pray for all these women who bring God’s word into our hearts and gives us so much hope. I pray that you will protect them & guide them through our next study. I pray for those who are going to participate and for those that wish to but can’t afford the study. May the be blessed by someone today. Thank you Lord for this study & each of these ladies!! Amen!! :).
    Now lets do this!!

  59. Father,
    Thank you for the willingness of each of these ladies to serve you and to show others the way to You. As they are entrusted to be your overseers let them be hospitable, love that which is good, be self-controlled, upright, holy and disciplined. Let them hold firmly to the message as you have taught it to us, that they will be able to encourage others with sound doctrine and refute those who oppose Your words. (Titus 1:8-9)

    Grant them your wisdom as well.

    Amen

  60. Linda Clark says:

    Most Holy God, I thank You for these ladies who have devoted their lives to teaching Your Word. I ask now that You fill each of them with Yourself and what YOU would have them teach, say and do. Fill them with You so that they will have discernment in their planning each facet of their job and ministry. Bless the study. While most of the women studying it will be women who already know You, I ask that You work in each heart so that if someone doesn’t know You, Your gospel truth will be evident to them and the Holy Spirit will bring them to You. God, I also ask that You open each woman’s heart to receive the message You have for her. Amen

  61. Dear Lord..I want to thank and praise you for what you are doing through Prverbs31 and our OBS comming up. Please Bless and keep all of these special women who have Already said yes to you. Thank you Lord, for their willingness to reach out to others with your truth and love. Please bless and keep their families and be with them during our study. Help them to know how much you love them, and please provide for all of their needs. In Jesus name I pray, Amen:)

  62. Oh Lord, how I love this community! Please bind the hearts of the leaders together as they continue to follow hard after you. Guide them with each new step that needs to be taken to reach more women for You. Oh, God, how we praise your Holy name! We are lifting these precious servants of Yours right up to you, asking you to bless the work of their hands. In Jesus Precious Name I pray, Amen!

  63. It is such a privilege and honor to serve with these amazing ladies. This online Bible study was such an answer to prayer for me back in 2011. I was in need of a Bible study and God lead me to Melissa’s blog. I cannot believe that two years later, I am on the OBS team. It is an example of Ephesians 3:20. I have read “Say Yes to God” years ago before I went on a mission trip to Barbados. It had such an impact on my life. I cannot wait to see what God has in store for this Bible study. I truly believe He is going to do a mighty work. Looking forward to learning and studying with you incredible ladies.

  64. Anita Droke says:

    Dear Lord I pray a special prayer for each of these ladies who have committed their time and knowledge to helping others grow in your word. May you continually bless them, and those of us who participate in this OBS. I am so excited about growing closer in my walk and saying YES!

  65. As I read through the stories of these wonderful women who share lives with us through OBS I was moved to ask:

    Father God as we move into our next study please continue to guide and touch each of these Godly women with your love and support, grace and mercy, and keep them safe. Bless each of them with love and wisdom. I thank you for each of the ladies in this wonderful organization who have full lives and continue to share those lives with us. May your wonderful light continue to shine through and on them! Amen!

    Thank you ladies for all you do and for following God’s map! Praise Him always!

  66. Lord, first I just want to say thank you for allowing me to be a part of such a big deal you’re doing here. Learning more about You, your Word, and your plans for the future. Jesus, I ask for you to bless those that lead us with humility, grace and wisdom. I pray that you would equip each one of them with an answer always. I pray Father, that you would bless them in every area of their life, that they would always be women who seek your face first and share with others the love that you’ve lavished on them. Thank you for those who have chosen to be a part in this. Encourage them greatly I pray, in their personal lives and throughout this study that their tongues would not be able to keep silent all the glory they’ve witnessed You do, and give them such a boldness to speak your truth. I pray that you would give them peace and a balance Jesus, to do the work you’ve asked of them and still go about their daily lives. I thank you Lord, that you already know the outcome of this study. How it will change hearts and lives, the seeds to be planted. Who will speak to who and how it will touch another. Somehow you’ve orchestrated this big plan of yours and I thank you for those you’ve set in place ahead of time. I pray for obedient hearts and willing spirits in every leader, and Lord, while I just don’t know what is to come, I do thank you for the glory we will see. While you’ve been preparing their hearts, I pray even now, you will prepare them for what You have in store for the upcoming weeks.

  67. I will be praying for the P031 leadership team and prayer teams as well as all the ladies in the study!

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