This past weekend I had a wonderful experience with thousands of women at the Women of Faith event at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida. Our group had 49 fabulous women in attendance. We laughed and cried, sang and danced together through a day and a half of inspiration, Bible truths, heart rending personal experiences and comic relief.
We had a spectacular "slumber party" at the Courtyard at Lake Lucerne. The gardens and grounds were beautiful and peaceful. The staff couldn't have been more accommodating and we were able to enjoy the very interesting music from one of the afternoon weddings taking place on the grounds.
Nothing could compare to the music of Sandi Patty, Amy Grant, Mandisa and the worship team of the Women of Faith organization. I had never heard Amy Grant in person before. I had never heard of Mandisa. (I'm probably the only person in America who hasn't!) I had heard and seen Sandi Patty many times before but her voice gets better and better as she gracefully ages. All of the music was amazing!
All those in attendance were moved by the life story of Brenda Warner, laughed uncontrollably at Andy Andrews and Patsy Clairmont, were inspired by Marilyn Meberg's "Think, Believe, Do!" and Elisa Morgan's, "What if we all did what we could?"
"Ballet Magnificat" was the crowning glory of the weekend. Through interpretive dance they told the "Good news of Jesus Christ!"
I'm not sure how it could have been any better! I am so looking forward to attending again next year. I was so inspired I signed up to co-lead a group of 75 next year!
We already know some of the speakers for next year: Max Lucado, Sheila Walsh, Priscilla Shirer, Third Day, Lysa TerKeurst, Christine Caine, Patsy Clairmont and many more to be announced!
I can't wait to write my "Women of Faith" story! I know this is only the beginning.
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