2019 Ladies’ Retreat

Wow! Just doesn’t describe the retreat this year. It was more than WOW!
The committee and others did an excellent job in planning the retreat and “working” behind the scenes. Deiatre Gillam led us in music worship throughout the two days. Becky Cate deserves a big THANK YOU for bringing and operating the sound system. Friday afternoon, Krissy Whitlock set the tone for the two days with an exceptional devotional.
Friday evening MO WMA President welcomed everyone and then blessed us with a very inspiring song.

Then Sabrina Clayton! I already knew she would be great and I’m so glad that other ladies from Missouri got the opportunity to hear her. She taught us from scripture, she inspired us, she encouraged us, she made us laugh and she made us cry. We are also glad she brought ten ladies from her church in Tupelo, MS with her. We hope that they enjoyed their visit to Missouri as much as we enjoyed having them here.

We were honored to have Bro. Jerry and Sis. Sue Kidd with us. Saturday morning he presented the National WMA Project “Missionary Care.” I had the privilege to introduce him. He and Sis. Sue have “worked” with missions for over 50 years. They both have a heart and love for our missionaries.
His presentation tugged at our heart strings in a way that I don’t think anyone else could. After his presentation we took an offering. It’s a Baptist thing! The ladies generously gave $900.00 for this project.

There were 99 in attendance! These represented 22 churches, 5 states and 1 foreign country. (Personal note: my sisters and I were blessed to have a cousin who is a “worker” in Bangladesh attend while she is on furlough.)

Now the BIG announcement!
Four Hundred Eighty items were donated to the silent auction. Someone commented, “You could set up housekeeping with all these items!” After counting the money and collecting a last minute offering, the auction made $2,025.50 for Camp Garwood! This includes some items from Camp that were donated and brought in $113.00. Also, some may be wondering about the quilts made with Camp Garwood T-shirts. Krissey Morgan Whitlock and Kari Hartlein took those quilts home.

Our Missouri ladies are generous and love Camp Garwood!
The other BIG announcement!!
Mark your calendars for
September 11 & 12, 2020!
Same location:
Drury Inn & Suites, Arnold, MO

Thanks to Janet Widger for the article on the Ladies’ Retreat and to Kathy Dollins Atkins for the pictures on Face Book

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