Women’s Get Away
Those who attended the 2014 Get Away for women were inspired in their Christian walk and encouraged to get involved in the mission of God at home and around the world. Over 800 women who gathered were challenged to embrace the power of Christ within for the purpose of victorious living even in difficult times. Women were challenged to IMAGINE!
In one message keynote speaker, Jennifer Kennedy Dean reminded us of the great love that Christ has for us from the message entitled, The King Bowed. It is here that she shared stories of how Jesus comes down to where we are so that he can meet us face-to-face. In a second message, Jennifer also challenged the listeners to take a new look at the significance of the altar. She reminded us that we all have a cross to bear and a crucifixion to endure, but that we too are assured of resurrection in spite of life’s challenges.
Several guests attended the Get Away including Dr. John Upton, Executive Director of the BGAV and our Panama friends, the indigenous Kuna People group from the Sandblast Islands. As the Annual Meeting of the WMU of Virginia is also held during this time, speaker Candy Phillips, Executive Director/Treasurer of the WMU of Tennessee, presented us a comprehensive history of the people and places of WMUV as we celebrated our 140th birthday!
The conferences were well attended and included options for age-level training in the work of missions, personal enrichment, mission’s involvement, prayer opportunities and Bible study. As always, a highlight of the weekend was hearing the missionary stories. Our offering for the week was $3,750 and was designated for the Bland Ministry Center in southwest Virginia.
Mark your calendars now for Get Away 2015 where we will explore what it means to Surrender, Sacrifice and Serve!