Posted by: meganhearts | February 3, 2011

Free Business Entrepreneur Classes Begin SOON

Posted by: meganhearts | February 1, 2011

Megan Hearts Book Tour Set to Launch


Coming to a State Near You

Megan Hearts Book Tour set to begin April 2011!
For INFORMATION on bringing the Megan Hearts Team to your city, please contact Kimi at Kimi@meganhearts.com.

Posted by: meganhearts | May 11, 2009

Megan is a GUEST Speaker!

Kristi, thanks for inviting Megan to speak at the upcoming Girlfriends convention in Long Beach!

Kristi, thanks for inviting Megan to speak at the upcoming Girlfriends convention in Long Beach!

On Sunday, May 31st, Megan will be speaking at the Girlfriends Convention at the Long Beach Convention Center! I

Conference lunches tend to run the same–mad dash for sandwiches, email checks, and noontime networking. Meeting Kimi Gros of the book series Megan Hearts at the Gravity Summit at Stanford this afternoon was a nice surprise not only for the session break, but because her series provides positive messaging for girls age four to eight. Gros, who learned how to fly a plane at 19 and toured with a country band at 20, told me about her goal to encourage young girls to pursue wide-ranging hobbies and recognize the value of serving people beyond themselves.

The 64-page books will include “Megan Hearts Uganda,” “…the Aquarium,” “the Medical Field,” and “Guitar” (which will feature Sony artist Jordyn Shellhart). They follow the adventures of a young girl as she explores different activities and is based on Megan Fate (above), a college basketball coach and Kiwanis speaker. Gros and Fate have started partnerships with Tom’s Shoes and Mother’s Against Drunk Driving to create positive content for the series (a great gift for a female niece you’d like to empower).

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Posted by: meganhearts | April 20, 2009

Megan Fate is Featured in the Hume Newsletter 2009

Megan Fate

Alumni Profile: Megan Fate
By Suzanne West, Alumni Relations

RECREATION SPIRIT GIRL

The Alumni Profile in the Hume News has, until this point, been devoted to telling the stories of previous staff members who have been impacted by the ministry and gone on to serve in other areas. This time, we are switching things up and bringing you the profile of one of our current summer staff who was impacted by the Hume ministry before she ever came on staff . . . and who is so intriguing that we just couldn’t pass her up!

For any high school student who has attended summer camp at Hume in the last three years, Megan Fate is practically a household name. Known as the Spirit Girl, Megan gets campers excited not only about recreation, but about the Gospel and living for Christ. The position of Spirit Girl is designed to be filled by a woman of God who can challenge and impact high school girls. And Megan does just that.

Not only is Megan impacting the lives of those who pass through Hume Lake, but her own life has been transformed through the ministry as well. She won’t hesitate to say that every major decision she made as a teenager involved Hume Lake. Megan began coming to Hume in 7th grade as a scared, shy, and quiet girl (and anyone who knows her now would find that hard to believe!). It was that summer when Megan rededicated her life to Christ and began to make her faith her own. She also began to see that it was okay to show her true inner self, as well as to be sporty, outgoing and loud. Then, during her first year in high school camp, Megan dedicated to God the use of her strengths and skills for the service of others. “I recognized the importance of my life not being about me. No longer did I need to use my strengths for my own glory, but rather to love the Lord through how I love, empower, and inspire others to flourish.”

After graduating from Westmont College in 2006, Megan planned to go to Amsterdam to play professional basketball. That summer she came to Hume as a counselor with her church, and had several conversations with Rich Baker about the possibility of working at Hume in future summers. About a week later, Megan found herself feverishly praying about Amsterdam. She began to see that life in Amsterdam would be going back to her old ways; of living for herself. To everyone’s surprise, Megan decided not to go, and the very next day she received a phone call from Rich asking if she wanted to come spend the rest of the summer at Hume Lake as a lead counselor. Megan immediately responded, “see you tomorrow!”

Megan served as a lead counselor in Ponderosa in 2006 and as Spirit Girl in 2007 and 2008. Summer 2008 brought Megan a new opportunity to lead a seminar each week, which she called “Living with Purpose.” As a result of her seminar at Hume, doors have been opened for other speaking engagements, and Megan is now speaking weekly!

She has also begun writing a series of books called Megan Hearts. The first book, Megan Hearts Baking, seeks to inspire young girls’ confidence and pushes them to attempt their passions and goals. According to Megan, society teaches us that we either win or lose, and she wants to show girls that life is an adventure where we win or we learn along the way. Check out her website at meganhearts.com for more information.

When Megan is not at Hume in the summers, you can find her coaching the women’s basketball team at Azusa Pacific University and working towards her Masters degree in Organizational Leadership. She graduates this May!

As summer 2009 is quickly approaching, we are thrilled that Megan will be returning once again as Spirit Girl. We look forward to seeing the impact, both at Hume and away, that this passionate, and VERY spirited, staff member will be a part of!

Megan Fate
Spirit Girl 2008

Megan and the students!

Megan and the students!

Posted by: meganhearts | April 7, 2009

NEW Pictures from Chicago Book Tour

Megan, Kimi, and Rachel (the girls behind the MEGAN HEARTS series) along with mom, Ginny, spent four days (April 2nd-5th) on a mini book tour around Chicago, IL. During our stay, we had the privilege of book signing (thank you SUGARBLISS and BORDERS) and meeting with & interviewing the following famous CUPCAKE SHOP owners: Teresa (Sugarbliss), Pam (Swirlz Cupcakes), Kim (MORE cupcakes), and Johnny (Molly’s Cupcakes). And lets just say, our diet consisted of CUPCAKES, CUPCAKES, PIZZA, and more CUPCAKES!! HA HA…it was beautiful:)

We had a great trip!!! Stay tuned for our MEGAN HEARTS CHICAGO video:)

Special "Megan Hearts" cupcakes

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Megan, Mom, and Kimi

Megan, Mom, and Kimi

Jasper can't stop reading "Megan Hearts Baking"

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The REAL Megan loves adventures!

The REAL Megan loves adventures!

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One of our favorite Cupcakes in Chicago!

One of our favorite Cupcakes in Chicago!

Swirlz motto- "Cupcakes Make People Happy"
Jasper and Kimi

Jasper and Kimi

The ladies behind the MEGAN HEARTS series!

The ladies behind the MEGAN HEARTS series!

Southwestern Law School

Did You Know…
Kathryn Fore, Student Services Assistant for Dean of Students, is a published author! Last year, “Megan Hearts Baking” came to fruition as a collaboration between Kathryn and her friend. Kathryn says their inspiration to write this book comes from a mutual passion for watching young girls grow up strong. In the book, Megan fails at her first attempt to bake cupcakes but with a little encouragement from her mom learns the right way to bake cupcakes step by step. e book also includes a real recipe for red velvet cupcakes and some biographies of women who turned their love of baking into their livelihoods. When asked what she thinks about this accomplishment, Kathryn stated, “I’m continually bemused by the realization that I’m a kids book author; my goal has always been to get a PhD in English because I want to teach college students, so it was never something I set out to do. But now that it’s done, I feel really proud of myself and the women I worked with”.

Posted by: meganhearts | April 2, 2009

Megan Hearts is off to Chicago!

Book Signing at Sugarbliss in Chicago, IL

Book Signing at Sugarbliss in Chicago, IL

 

Kimi Gros and her Nanny

Kimi Gros and her Nanny

This past weekend, Kimi Fate Gros, along with Carina from the Connected Corridor, planned and executed “Lucky Greatgranddaughters Day” at the Long Beach Bixby Towers. During the event, Kimi shared the vision of Megan Hearts series and handed out homemade cupcakes to all the guests, Carina described “The Connected Corridor” project, and the Golden Sands Chorus & High Tide Quartet performed their incredible music! It was a great afternoon and they look forward to spending more time at Bixby Towers in the near future!

Posted by: meganhearts | March 27, 2009

Megan Hearts “Great Grandparents” & The Connected Corridor

Thank You Oscar and Carina

 

Thank You Oscar and Carina

 

Megan Fate (the real Megan with whom the main character is modeled after) and Kimberly Gros (local author) were featured in ConnectLB.com!

Read the story: http://connectlb.com/content.asp?IntLinkKey=402660&CustComKey=402650&CategoryKey=402652&pn=LinksIntView&domname=connectlb.com

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