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It was three a.m. at the True Woman ’10 Conference. Women from around the country were tucked away in their beds. Speakers were resting, preparing to be poured out for the sake of the Gospel. But in the conference bookstore, a 43,000 square foot space for books, products, DVDs, and other resources, a security guard stayed up reading.
The security guard’s name was Nicole. That night, Nicole watched over the bookstore and as she watched, she read, and read, and read some more. The more she read, the more excited she became. By the time Jim Bever, Director of Operations for Revive Our Hearts, came on the scene at 6:30 a.m., Nicole was overwhelmed by the Spirit of God and eager to share all she was learning.
“She talked about how all that night she was reading the books. She would take a book and read it and then take another. It was like she was in a candy store,” said Bever.
Bever immediately assembled a stack of five books for her to take including A 30-Day Walk With God in the Psalms.
Bever wouldn’t see Nicole again after that night, but the impact of their interaction would remain.
“God can use anything. The printed word can go anywhere. It’s exciting to hear someone who responds. God is evident—it was not happenstance,” he said.
In November 2011, about a year after the conference, Nicole remembered Bever and called him at his Revive Our Hearts office. She didn’t reach him but she did leave a message. Here is part of what she said:
“A couple years ago you gave me some books, and one of them was A 30-Day Walk With God in the Psalms. Well, I’ve completed it, and I just would like you to know what an impact it has had on my life. It has helped to transform me spiritually. It has showed me so many miraculous things and has been a major instrument in changing my life. That was the best gift besides the Bible that anyone has ever given me. If you could just know what a change it has brought to my life and so many gifts that have been brought from being transformed by A 30-Day Walk With God . . . Thank you, bless your heart, and I hope to see you again.”
We believe Nicole’s last name is Pollemy. Nicole didn’t leave a call-back number, but Revive Our Hearts and True Woman would like to personally invite her to attend this year’s True Woman ’12 Conference. If you know Nicole or know how to reach her, please let her know she has a complementary ticket to the True Woman ’12 Conference. She can contact the Revive Our Hearts office at 866-842-8381.
As we approach another True Woman Conference in just thirty-five days, may God prepare the hearts of not only the attendees, but the hotel and conference staff, audio technicians, and perhaps another lone security guard as they listen in on what He has to say to them.