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Women’s Ministries

Maggie Pruitt, Executive Director

A CHAT WITH MAGGIE                                without doubt, that there will be grace for  in the cafeteria. On Saturday morning, our
                                                  every day and courage all the way.           hearts were blessed again as Deborah
 JthoeyMCoomrnesinign                                                                          Gentry delivered another powerful
                                                      At the end of this last summer on        message titled Hope in the Breakthrough.
     As you enter the holiday season, you         August 20, I attended the Lady Ministers     The service ended with a powerful altar
 may find yourself feeling a little robbed of     Conference at the Gainesville CH Church      service. I would like to commend Tina
 your joy. This could simply be due to the        in Gainesville, Georgia. It was a blessing   Baldwin and her committee for the
 hassles and frustrations of everyday life,       to worship and fellowship with other         outstanding job of hosting this event.
 but thank God it is true, “the joy of the        lady ministers. Rev. Karen Lewis, the
 Lord” is our strength and Satan cannot rob       North Georgia Director, did a great job          This past October 14 and 15, I was
 our joy unless we allow it. God keeps us in      hosting this event. Speakers included        blessed to attend the Central Georgia
 the palm of His hands. One of my favorite        Staci Pealock, Heather Meyer, and Rev.       Retreat with District President Geneva
 faith building Bible verses is Psalm 30:5,       Sara Pearson. Each one was anointed,         Perkins and her committee at the Pirkle
 “… weeping may endure for a night, but joy       and they blessed our hearts. Immediately     Memorial Campground. The West
 cometh in the morning.” This means you           following the sessions, we enjoyed           Sunnyside Praise Team stirred our hearts
 might suffer for a while, but when you’ve        lunch provided especially for those in       with anointed praise and worship. The
 come through the trial, joy will be there        attendance. I was blessed to be with         guest speaker for this event was Emily
 waiting for you!                                 these lady ministers.                        McCullough from the Monroe CH Church.
                                                                                               She blessed the hearts of everyone as
     I remember once reading a story in Our           With the approach of fall, I attended    she presented an encouraging message
 Daily Bread about a girl named Angie. One        the North Georgia Annual Retreat at the      from John 3:16 titled My Marriage
 day Angie was driving, but she couldn’t          Union Grove Campground in Cleveland,         Proposal. As Emily ministered, she spoke
 see through the fogged windows in her            Georgia, on September 30. The theme          to the ladies of how Jesus gives us a
 car. Unfortunately, she pulled out in front      for this event was Anchored in Him. The      spiritual ring of eternal love and salvation,
 of a truck, causing a terrible accident. The     guest speakers were Haven Gentry and         and because of His shed blood on the
 accident resulted in Angie having severe         her mother, Deborah Gentry, the wife         Cross, we can live a victorious life. As
 brain damage, and she could no longer            of Rev. Terron Gentry from Oakwood,          we are the bride of Christ, God will be
 speak or care for herself. Her parents’ grief    Georgia. On Friday night, Haven preached     Jehovah-Jirah, our healer, our husband
 was so deep that they wondered if they           a powerful message entitled Anchored         and everything we need. Immediately
 could ever experience joy again. But God         in Him, taking her text from John 15:5, “I   following the service, we gathered in
 showered Angie and her family with great         am the vine, ye are the branches…” She       the cafeteria for a wonderful time of
 provision for the physical and spiritual care.   blessed and encouraged the ladies to         fellowship and food. This was a great
 Now Angie smiles, and her big smile brings       put their trust in God and know without      retreat.
 so much joy to her parents. This family          doubt that we are anchored in Him.
 discovered firsthand that joy comes in the       After the service, we enjoyed late night         From the Pruitt family to you, merry
 morning.                                         fellowship, refreshments, and door prizes    Christmas and happy New Year!

     You might presently be facing sorrow,        Central GA Fall Retreat                       North GA Fall Retreat
 but amid the tears, if you lean upon the
 Lord, you’ll find a promise for the future. I             Central GA Retreat Speaker,          North GA WM Board
 know through my own trial of caring for my                Rev. Emily Mccullough
 husband, who was facing stage 4 cancer.
 I too faced sorrow. But I continue to hold
 on as I sense God whisper to my heart, “…
 weeping may endure for a night, but JOY
 cometh in the morning.” The Bible teaches
 that our light afflictions, which are but for a
 moment, work for us a far more exceeding
 and eternal weight of glory!

     Here’s what I’ve learned. Through it
 all, we can rest in God’s promises and
 understand that His compassions never fail.
 They are new every morning. We can know,

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