Laurie Marks Vincent is a Christian speaker, inspirational author, songwriter, recording artist and a 3 time award winning vocalist through secular and regional competitions. With a number of national television appearances in the past, she is a Christian Music artist who uses all of her gifts from the platform to powerfully communicate a message that challenges the strong and lifts the weary. Women's ministries and general audiences alike are moved by her ministry through her ability to effectively reach people where ever they are in life. Her own personal journey and testimony of emotional and physical healing is a powerful tool that has stirred hearts in faith to receive from God. Laurie's ministry motto is "More Than Just a Song". Her desire is to reach people with a message of purpose, destiny and healing. It is the very thing we are all reaching for in our relationship with God. Married to Scott Vincent, together they have two boys and live in Canada.
Missing In Action
Hello Indie Gospel Friends
I've been missing in action, for quite some time, but God has had me focused on a very isolated area of ministry right now.
My ministry has shifted to Womens Ministry but not exclusively, speer-heading the "Afternoon Splash" Womens Conference http://www.secondchancemin.org/conference.html
I am also overwhelmed in a recording project, writing new songs, and also writing articles and books with some hopeful prospects coming in the future.
I am also STILL working on fundraising for the current project. "The Love Life DVD Project" about one of the most important social issues "abortion" and "abstinence" that weighs down our culture. It is often not regarded as being a sacred "action" with priority on the top of the list for Christians. It's been more than a year working on this project when it could have already impacted hundreds to thousands of people if it were already done. I'm discouraged with this project yet I know that this subject is always an uphill battle. You can visit this project here http://www.lovelifemovement.com
It's amazing that when I think about it.... $10.00 from every person on my facebook page would complete this project in the next two months including the technical aspects of the project. We can do so much for God's kingdom but we don't see the potential that the influence of "unity" has. Yet I've seen the goodwill of the community who are not Christian, raise thousands of dollars in just a matter of days. You can imagine why I'm discouraged but I'm not defeated. God's timing is perfect.
The one thing that makes me roll my eyes is when Christian artists try to "sell" to Christian artists. Knowing we're all in the same race, trying to "make it' (whatever that means to you personally), when each has their own music to contend with. To support one another with sharing, strengthening and encouragement is so important, but we all seem to be "starving artists" who can't monetarily affect each other's ministries. Why?... when God has made a way?
I want to share with you some things about this last year. This last year, I have worked hard to get a charitable organization off the ground and on it's feet, without any pay. I put aside looking for booking opportunities that I would normally have made a fair income from and have had no income for basically the last year. My husband has been on "temp" work, here and there at minimum wage while we have trusted God to provide for a family of 4 plus a new grand baby on the way. The mother Katie also moved in during the transition and so we were feeding 5 mouths on one income at minimum wage. Yes God did miracles and carried our mortgage, even reducing our interest rate on our mortgage and enabling us to renew it early. Although Katie and my son Brandon have now moved into their own apartment awaiting the birth of their baby, we are still helping them with extra funds as Brandon's job has not been full time. They have tapped every community resource and things will get better but this has taken a toll on my husband and I financially. Please understand, I'm not crying a river, but I'm merely explaining what this last year has been like, so that you will understand what I will share with you next.
Each one of us has an important role to play in our ministries and who God has purposed for us to touch through our ministries. I'm determined to build something that will help each of us. I've started experimenting with the set up of a "get paid to click advertisements on my website". The concept is simple. I will be paid for ads that are clicked on and paid even more if the person who clicks on the ad, actually buys something. As the person that clicks on the ad, you will not pay anything for just clicking on an ad.
If you are willing to partner with me and perhaps set up your own website with ads, I will also return the favor to help you as well. To get started, the process is simple. I will be advertising through my ministry newsletter that will provide a link to a devotional page (that will eventually have these ads on the page). Simply go the link provided below and sign up to receive my newsletter. (There is a devotional there as well for you to enjoy that I have written.) If you decide to place ads on your website and need for me to return the favor with clicks on your website, then please let me know and I will follow through.
Sometimes God gives us crazy ideas, but when help seems thin and he will help us find other ways. This is the best way that I know to help one another and help further our ministries for the Kingdom of God. It may take some time to get the wrinkles worked out, but I really believe that the Lord led me to find this.
Here is the link to join my newsletter or simply just enjoy a devotional to encourage your ministry.
Blessings in Christ,
Laurie Marks Vincent