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February 01, 2020
SHOUT OUT February 2020


 Graphic saying Shout Out

With Valentine’s Day in the middle of February, there are a lot of messages about love this month. Let’s make February “SHOUT OUT” month. The dictionary defines “Shout Out” as a message of congratulation, support or appreciation. Who would you like to give a "Shout Out" to?

Today my SHOUT OUT is to Gregg Hunter, President and CEO of CCCA. 

It was January of 2012 and I was in my first year as National Director of CCI/Canada. A National Conference was the next big event on the agenda. Honestly, I was worried. This was beyond my knowledge and my abilities and I felt sick to my stomach with fear. I did not think I was at all up to the task of organizing or implementing something at that level.

When freaking out, PRAY!

I chose to trust HiGod at His word. I was praying at my desk and was reminded of the verse from Joshua 1:9, “Be strong and courageous, do not be discouraged or afraid, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go”. I believed that God was putting that verse on my heart as a verse for me to grab hold of, knowing that He would walk with me.

Within an hour the phone rang. It was Gregg Hunter, the President/CEO of CCCA (CCI in the USA). He welcomed me to my role and let me know that he was available if there was anything I might need. He then asked me if I was interested in joining with the States for a joint conference in November of 2012. I would work hand in hand with his team.

The conference theme was “Strong and Courageous”.


Of course it was.


Over and over again I have been reminded that my God is an awesome God! Even before we call, He answers (Isaiah 65:24).



 2012 National Conference - Strong and Courageous  

I quickly agreed and we worked together on the joint Conference in San Diego in 2012. The CCCA footed the bill for any of my travel, they allowed me to see behind the scenes of hotel negotiations, program planning, communication, stage production and all the various areas that go into putting together a National Conference. I learned so much and I will be forever grateful.

A huge SHOUT OUT to Gregg Hunter and his team at CCCA. I am very thankful for you all!!