Always in His Presence—2013 Southwestern Union Women’s Retreat
Have the following questions ever crossed your mind? What does it mean to always be in the presence of God? How do I relate to that thought in my everyday living? Is God there with me in every circumstance? How do I know when God is present in my life? Is there something I have to do in order for His Presence to be with me? Are there any steps that I have to take in order for God’s presence to be with me? What about when I’m having financial problems? Marital problems? Health problems?
Come to the Southwestern Union Women’s Retreat to find answers to these questions and many others. The retreat will be held August 2-4, 2013, at the Embassy Suites in Frisco, Texas.
Every woman, at some point in her life, has experienced challenging circumstances, wondering why God wasn’t there to stop the heartache and pain that often arise from difficult situations. Why didn’t He hear us? Did He turn His back on us because of some sin?
You won’t want to miss this retreat. You will be blessed by such speakers as Elizabeth Talbot, former associate speaker of the Voice of Prophecy; Donna Jackson, wife of NAD president Dan Jackson; Ella Simmons, General Conference vice president; Raquel Arais, GC assistant director of women’s ministries; Carla Baker, NAD director of women’s ministries; author Susie Hill of Texas Conference; Shirley Benton from the Columbia Union; our own Vivian Johnson, Rocio Rodriguez, Suzanna Facundo, and Pat Humphrey from our union, plus our conference women’s ministries directors, Rose Carr, Roxanne Smyth, Sandy Reyes, Linda Francisco, and Melody Radde, and many others. You will enjoy fellowshiping with women from all backgrounds and feel the joy of being one in Christ. Services and breakout sessions will be held in Spanish and English.
You will also feel the closeness of God and His Holy Spirit in the prayer room and enjoy wonderful meals. Plus, you will hear some of the best musicians this side of the Kingdom. We are also offering a special class for our young girls, ages 15-20.
Other plans in the works include a possible outreach activity at the mall involving the G.C.’s “End It Now” initiative, during which we will reach out to women, men, and children. We want the world to know that the abuse toward women, children, and even men, needs to stop!
You don’t want to miss what the Lord has in store for the women of the Southwestern Union during this retreat. Registration begins this coming November. May God richly bless you and I’ll see you in August of 2013!
Carmen Griffith, Southwestern Union women’s ministries director