Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Ven a Mi ... Aprende de Mi

Last September I wrote a post entitled "Conferencia de Mujeres" about the women's conference led by my mom, in which she shared insights from Joanna Weaver's book "Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World" (as well as from her own life and experience.)

My mom is well-loved and remembered by the ladies here in Chile even though it has been almost ten years since she and my dad returned to the United States permanently. After last year's conference for pastor's wives and other women active in ministry in their churches, there was an immediate interest in having her do another conference on her next trip!

This year, her theme (translated) was "Come to Me ... Learn from Me" and was taken from many months of her own personal study of the life of the apostle Peter. The conference was an encouraging time of recognizing that the Lord Jesus never gave up on Peter despite the apparent inconsistencies of his early years - the "highs" of recognizing Jesus as Messiah and the "lows" of denying Him three times. Yet Jesus knew Peter's heart and had patience and love for him, just as He does for each of us.

As usual, between the two sessions we had a break time for making crafts. We had two craft options, both designed to teach them something they could take home and reproduce for banquets and special events at their churches.

our friend Julie making one of the crafts

several pastor's wives working on their projects

our pastor's wife (Betsy) with her sister-in-law (Celeste)

the whole group of ladies

Suzana, a pastor's wife whom Mom taught years ago

Mom teaching (with the theme behind her)

the group of ladies from my church

I am so thankful for this time that my parents could be in Chile again, but most of all for the example they have set for us in ministry and relationships here in this country. I only hope that we will be able to follow in their footsteps during the years God gives us to serve Him in this special land!

1 comment:

Terri Fisher said...

Way to go, Mom! I knew the Lord would give you the words to say and that you would be a blessing, once again, to the ladies in Chile. And I'm so proud of my two sisters who are carrying on our mother's legacy in that beautiful land! Keep up the good work!