Fourth Sabbath of August

enditnow® Emphasis Day

enditnow® is a worldwide church initiative

enditnow® Emphasis Day is on the world church's Calendar of Days and Events and falls on the fourth Sabbath of August. General Conference Women's Ministries (GCWM) coordinates the production and distribution of the enditnow® Emphasis Day resource packets with contributions from six additional co-sponsoring departments of the General Conference: Children's Ministries, Education, Family Ministries, Health Ministries, Ministerial Association, and Youth Ministries.

August 24, 2024

Go Find My Sheep

Resource Packet

Both the Old and New Testaments refer to God's people as sheep, to the body of believers as a flock, and to our Lord as the Shepherd. Abuse victims need to know that Jesus cares about them. And that's where we come in, says Joanna Daniel, author of the 2024 resource packet, Go Find My Sheep. The Shepherd is looking for people to go in search of the lost. He is looking for people who will minister as He does.

In the seminar titled "The Trauma-Informed Church," Joanna Daniel describes five ways the church can help traumatized people heal and find community. They include an informed team, awareness of existing barriers, effective listening, preserved confidentiality, and continued support.

What's in the Packet?

Document includes children's story, sermon and seminar scripts in MS Word and PDF | Sermon PPT | Seminar PPT. You may print and reproduce the packet to share with others. We encourage you to use these resources in your church's enditnow® Emphasis Day program.


Packet author

Joanna Daniel is a compassionate counselor, dynamic speaker, and accomplished author. As the founder of Wounds to Scars, an organization dedicated to empowering adult survivors of childhood trauma and supporting women who have experienced abuse, Joanna has become a beacon of hope for those in need of healing. With a deep commitment to making a positive impact, Joann and the Wounds to Scars team facilitate conferences and retreats that provide safe spaces for individuals to embark on their journey of healing.

Recognizing the importance of extending healing beyond individual experiences, Joanna is actively involved in creating and writing training programs for organizations and churches. These programs are designed to equip these entities with the tools and knowledge needed to create safe spaces for people to heal collectively, by fostering environments of trust and empathy. Joanna is a Qualified Counselor and Registered Counselor Member ACC who lives in Wales, United Kingdom.

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