Our first ever women’s conference is underway now. We have about 250 women in attendance and the Lord has blessed in a special way. In our first session, held last evening, my daughter Nikki Carswell shared her experiences related to the birth and death of her daughter, and my granddaughter, Johanna Raye Carswell. Author and conference speaker Carol Kent spoke to a packed house. Last night, after Carol Kent spoke, several made professions of faith. We praise the Lord for that! The meeting has been well attended, well-organized and well blessed. We are thankful for the Lord’s presence and blessings. I am thankful for the women and men from our church that labored to make the conference a reality. Today, the women have heard from Christine Braidwood, a retired 30 plus year missionary to Haiti. She spoke of her burden for the Haitian people, especially in light of the tragedies they are suffering from this week’s earthquake. A special offering was received to send to our missionaries, Steve and Judy Revis. The women gave $1,700.00 for relief efforts in Haiti. Carol Kent also spoke in the morning session. In a few moments they will begin their final session of the conference. Lori James, a local Pastor’s wife, will speak. Then, Carol Kent will speak for a final time. The music for the conference has been provided by Janet Haas . Janet has travelled with the Hayes Family, which is comprised of her mom, dad, sister and brother, for over 35 years. It is been a tremendous conference! Help us pray about future conferences.