You may have noticed one of the websites I look at is True Woman 2008. This is a women's conference in Chicago this October. I am VERY excited about this conference because of the wonderful speakers, but most of all because of the topic. The theme of the conference is "women return[ing] to God’s purpose for their lives, and express[ing] the beauty and wonder of true womanhood." Wow - just reading that gets me excited! Why does that excite you, you might ask? For many reasons, but I'll just give you a couple.
In January, I went to a women's conference in SC hosted by the South Carolina Women's Missionary Union (WMU). It was held at a very large church in the Upstate and was an all day event. They had several speakers, some singers, and a comedian. I was looking forward to going to learn something new from God's Word and to enjoy being with other ladies in my church. While I had a great time with the other women, I was very disappointed in the conference. As we were getting ready to leave that morning, I had my bible and a notebook in hand, and another lady said, "You won't be needing that at this conference." I knew right then that this wasn't a conference I wanted to attend. I'm sad to say, that she was correct. Oh, people talked about God, but they never opened God's Word. And because they failed to use the Bible, their theology was weak, and even wrong. It was very disheartening to me and my husband was very disappointed as well.
After that experience, I began looking for a biblical conference the women could attend. That is when I found the True Woman Conference and I was so excited! A biblical conference with John Piper, Nancy Lee DeMoss, and the Getty's leading worship - too good to be true! The only problem for me was the conference was in Chicago. I dismissed it for a few days, but the Lord kept bringing it back to my mind, and so I decided to mention it to the ladies in our church and to pray that the Lord would provide a way. And you know what? There are at least 10 ladies who want to go! One of the ladies has some great ideas to fundraise most of the trip and we are working on the details now. My sweet husband is even giving the money the church allots for him to go to the SBC conference to this trip.
My prayer is the Lord would provide all the money and get these ladies hearts ready to hear his truth in October. I encourage you to check out the website, http://www.truewoman.com/, and ask the Lord if He would have you to go.