The Asian pastors’ wives of the Pacific Union Conference had its annual meeting in conjunction with the union’s Asian Pastors’ Convention last February 19-22, 2017 held at the Ontario Airport Hotel and Conference Center in Ontario, California.
Some two hours north of New York City, God ordained a ‘hallowed spot’ on the tranquil, picturesque, blessed 100+ acres of Northeastern Conference’s magnificent Camp Victory Lake, Hyde Park, New York.
We heard stories. Many stories. Windows into the lives of others on a similar journey. Some of victories experienced, some of disappointments endured, others of aloneness and confusion – all spoken with openness and seeming trust. That’s why being invited to share with about 30 ministerial spouses attending the Ontario Conference Workers Meeting Spouses sessions in Ajax on January 23-25 this year was a special privilege for me.
Do you ever long for greater simplicity and gratitude? Discover from Audrey a quick way to open the door to a more abundant simplicity.
We have been blessed with many baptisms and a growing church (in the conference that set a record for baptisms in 2015 and is leading our Union in growth).
Be honest. How many times have you been identified as an extension of your husband? Don’t get me wrong, I love being “Dave’s Wife”...
Seeing my boys excited to reach out and care for others at Pathway to Health was invaluable. Seeing patients being able to smile, being a part in relieving their pain, sharing a prayer with patients, and hearing their stories was life-changing to us us. As volunteers, we probably were more blessed than even the patients!
Being able to speak a second language was an asset at Pathway to Health. If we just faithfully take hold of the opportunities in the work that lies nearest, by God’s divine power, it can have a global impact.
I’d never really thought much about the importance of water in my own life. I drink it, cook with it, bathe in it among other things. Yet here I was in an area of the United States where people had to stop drinking, cooking, and bathing with what came out of their lead-contaminated faucets!
Daily life in Savoonga is about survival therefore you must plan ahead for not just tomorrow but for next month by making sure you do not run out of supplies and resources.
We just had an outstanding thing happen in Hiawassee, Georgia. Generally we spend May 1, the National Day of Prayer, in Washington, D.C. Rather than go to the observance of this special day in Washington, D.C., we decided to stay home this year and do something locally.