Saturday, June 4, 2011

Speaker to visit Grace

(Press release)

Her home has been shot at and robbed by strangers. Along with her husband, she ministers to prostitutes, gang members and the homeless. That is the life of former Royersford resident, Gael Hogan.
Hogan, the author of “Would You Do It For Me?”, has chosen to live this life in a town in North Carolina.
Known for her honest transparency, dry humor and outgoing personality, Hogan will be speaking and sharing stories about her faith at several local churches from June 6 through 11.
When so many people are looking for answers in today’s world, Hogan’s life experiences bring hope that God cares. The reality of a living God who desires to be involved in every part of life is a major theme in her book and presentations.
A former college instructor, Hogan walked away from her profession 18 years ago to minister in Sanford, N.C., a town south of Raleigh. Raising six children in a tough neighborhood, she faces trials by trusting in a living God.
“I don’t think I would have ever known how real He is if I didn’t face the daily challenges that I do,” she said.
Hogan and her husband, Michael, senior ordained chaplains with International Fellowship of Chaplains, recently assisted in disaster relief in Sanford when it was hit by tornadoes.
“The damage was devastating,” she said. “Many people are familiar with the story of how the management at Lowe’s rushed to save almost 100 people. But I think the entire population has a story to tell of that day.”
Hogan also shares stories about her life as an artist.
“I started fingerpainting about nine years ago,” Hogan said. “People are amazed when they see my paintings. Fingerpainting is not just for kids anymore. Art is also an extension of my ministry especially to women who lost the joy of childhood which fingerpainting represents.”
Coming back to her hometown area is important to Hogan.
“I love this place,” she said. “I love my hometown and the people. I am who I am because of where I was raised. I want to share something real that will change lives in these changing times.”

Schedule of speaking engagements:

Monday, June 6: 7 p.m., Spring City Fellowship, Glass Street, Spring City, PA 19475
Wednesday, June 8: 7 to 8:30 p.m., Grace Lutheran Church, 6th and Main streets, Royersford, PA 19468
Friday, June 10: 7 p.m., Bread of Life Fellowship Church, 415 W. Broad St., Quakertown, PA 18951
Saturday, June 11: 10 a.m., Harvest Rain Fellowship Church, Merchants Square Mall, 1901 S. 12th Street at Vultee Street, Allentown, PA 18103

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