This past weekend a group of ladies from our church spent the day together at a ladies’ conference at a church near Atlanta. We had a wonderful time fellowshipping together and gleaning from the many sessions available.
The keynote speaker was Mrs. Carol Trahan. I was so blessed to hear her personal testimony of how God has used personal tragedy in her life to mold her into what He wants her to be through complete surrender. You can read more about Mrs. Trahan’s ministry at her website.
The main auditorium was beautifully decorated. Here are a couple of pictures of tables set up in the hallway.
Breakfast and lunch were catered and served in the gymnasium. It was decorated so elegantly. This ice sculpture of two hearts was the focal point.Lunch was spectacular! The food was delicious, and the table setting was a feast for the eyes. One person at each table won a centerpiece; I came home with a beautiful calla lily.
I attended sessions on homeschooling, coordinating baby/bridal showers, and a special talk for pastors wives. A very godly woman who has been a pastor’s wife for over 50 years shared some important helps for pastors’ wives. Her talk was my favorite one of the day.
I took several pictures at the Showers of Blessings session. Tables were set up with theme ideas for baby girl and baby boy showers. The three-tiered box cake was actually made out of styrofoam, but it was so lovely.
This cake wasn not made out of styrofoam! It was just gorgeous and was given away as a door prize during the last session. A very sweet pastor’s wife was the recipient, and she had the greatest little story to tell as she graciously accepted the cake.
She said that when she arrived home that evening, a missionary family would be there waiting on her. She had gone grocery shopping the day before and had really planned to try to come up with a frugal menu that would still be appreciated by her guests. She used coupons and purchased the store specials and was able to stay within her budget. The only thing she still needed was a dessert. She had actually prayed that God would give her an idea for an inexpensive dessert. Now, I sure do like how God answered her prayer! She was able to take this cake home with her and serve it to the visiting missionaries. How neat is that?
I enjoy attending this conference each year and appreciate the time and effort that the hosts put forth so the rest of us can be blessed. I’m so glad that I’m not the one in charge of such a large event!