We connect ministry wives around the globe for the purpose of prayer, encouragement, awareness, accountability, bible study and friendship.


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Our 2017 Year!

  • Mission trip to Ghana 

    The plan will continue to unfold as we visit over 150 church plants establishing

    ministry to Ministry Wives.  Diane and one other woman to travel along

    with camera crew (1 person) in second quarter

           Cost: $5100  Check out our Vimeo of this incredible trip of 2016!  https://vimeo.com/154068613

Tentative Retreat Dates & Locations for 2017

• February 8th – 11th  – Destin, Florida

• April 5th – 8th – Oklahoma Destination

• April 19th – 22nd – Beaver Lake, Arkansas 

• September 6th – 9th –Oklahoma Destination

• September 27th – 30th – Nelson, BC, Canada

• October 11th – 14th – Dauphin Island, Alabama

• October 25th – 28th – Appalachian Mountain Cabin

Cost:  Budget for 7 retreat $31,500



2017 “YOU LEAD”  YOU Lead is a training conference for any woman who leads. A unique opportunity for Diane to teach Pastor’s wives throughout the United States.  In exchange for teaching we are given free exhibitor space and exposure through printed material and national attention on LifeWay website.  There are 11 conferences and we will exhibit and teach at  10 YOU Lead conferences.  Leaders come to be motivated and encouraged through experienced speakers and a broad range of breakout sessions.  This conference is held the Thursday and Friday before Living Proof Live!

          COST:  $1200 per event  total budget:  $12,000

SBC Convention Women’s Expo and Luncheon June 12-14th.  Coinciding with the National convention of the Southern Baptist Convention.  This Expo will feature 20 exhibits ministering to the heart of 2,000 women.  Join us as we host this event in St. Louis, Missouri.  Projected income from the EXPO:  $3,500 resulting in a                                                                                                

          Budgeted Cost for the event $5,500


Lifeway Women’s Leadership Forum – November 12-14, 2016.  Nashville, Tennessee.  Over 950 women attending the conference in Nashville.   Diane will take two women with her.  We are expecting in excess of 500 women at our booth.                                                                                                        

         Budgeted Cost $4,000 


Administration & Website Update

  • Contagious Joy Website update – Needed updates and freshening up the ministry site and continued security updates. $5,000
  • The monthly cost: $875.00  Though not as exciting as the the other projects – this project is the nuts and bolts of every other thing we do at Contagious Joy!
  • Part Time Administrative Assistant – $500 per month – $6,000 annual cost

         Cost: $21,500

Total Budget for 2017:                                                                                                                               $79,600

On Going Ministry.

Bibles for Mission Jeremie

In the spring of 2014 Diane led a team of 10 students on an incredible mission trip to Jeremie, Haiti.  One of the major needs that came from this experience is the need for Bibles (translation – Haitian Creole).  We are endeavoring to provide these.  Our goal is 175 Bibles.   You can purchase one or 175.  Cost of one Bible is $15.00  Total Cost for 175 Bibles is: $2,625

Please donate using our online system or you can make your check out and mail your donation to:

Finishing the Work, Inc.

116 Emerald Creek East

Abita Springs, La  70420

Subject Line:  Project Contagious Joy4Him

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