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


Our 2018 Year!

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Contagious Joy is a project of Finishing the Work, Inc. (A 501 c(3) non-profit organization)

Total Budget for 2018: $

Refresh Retreat Dates & Locations for 2018

• April 5th – 8th – Grand Lake Oklahoma Destination

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

• August 16th – 19th – Appalachian Mountain Cabin

• October 18tth – 21st – Nelson, BC, Canada

• October 25th – 28th – Dauphin Island, Alabama

Cost:  Budget for 5 retreats $16,500 ($4,890 still needed for the year)



2017 “YOU LEAD”  

YOU Lead 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  6 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:  $1500 per event  total budget:  $9000

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 Dallas, Texas.  Projected income from the EXPO:  $6,000 resulting in a                                                                                                

          Budgeted Cost for the event $5,500 


Lifeway Women’s Leadership Forum –

November 8th – 11th, 2017.  Nashville, Tennessee.  Over 1500 women are attending the conference in Nashville.   Diane will take six women with her.  We are expecting more than 1000 women at our booth.  At least 135 Ministry wives in sessions.  Diane will teach two breakouts and meet with ministry wives one on one during the event.                                                                                                      

         Budgeted Cost 



Administration & Website Update

  • Contagious Joy Website update – Needed updates and freshening up the ministry site and continued security updates. $5,000
  • The monthly cost: $575.00  Though not as exciting as other projects – this project is the nuts and bolts of every other thing we do at Contagious Joy! $6,900

         Cost: $11,900


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 fourth quarter  

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

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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