Manitoba Women’s Ministries Conference

Womens MB Group WEBThe rainy-snowy weather at the Manitoba Women’s Conference did not dampen the spirits of over 100 women who met in Winnipeg at the West Park SDA Church and Holiday Inn West on April 21st and 22nd.  It was a special time for God’s daughters to deepen their faith and experience spiritual growth and renewal.  Pastor Lynn Ripley chose the theme of the conference to be ‘Behold the Beauty of the Lord’.  In her gentle way she took us on a journey to behold the beauty of the Lord in His glory as seen in the heavens; that whatever is lovely, we are to dwell on these things; and how beautiful it is to live in the presence of God.  God’s daughters were reminded that they are persons of inestimable worth because they have been created and redeemed by their Lord who loves them beyond imagination.

A highlight, besides the scrumptious haystack supper put on by the West Park ladies, was the Testimony/Musical program on Sabbath afternoon.  Women came together in testimony and song sharing many things:

  • how God had lead and orchestrated their lives through hills and valleys to help others
  • how God is forever faithful if we ask and claim His promises
  • how difficult it is to live through the ‘waiting times’ and knowing we need to trust God and His timing
  • thanking Jesus for his guidance through life when things don’t follow our plans
  • and knowing that there is no one who will ever care as much for us as Jesus.

It was truly a beautiful time of encouragement, thankfulness, bonding, networking, and spiritual growth.  Thank you Jesus for the wonderful weekend of women reaching out to women.

Judy Ramsay
Manitoba Women’s Ministries