January 2011

Dear Sisters in Ministry,

What a great year it’s been for our family! Watching our first grandchild Jaden grow and change and start walking has been exciting. Grandchildren are such a joy.

Connecting & Bonding (C&B) had an exciting year as well with two wonderful conferences – one in Lexington, Kentucky, and another in Ontario, California. Conference surveys revealed many felt these were the best conferences ever. I was moved by those comments. Each year we are blessed with wonderful speakers.

As we plan for our 14th year we would like to invite you to come and be a part of the weekend. As one woman shared: "Each year it gets better. I feel like I’ve reached a new level of understanding.”

The Lexington conference will take place March 11 to 13. Mary Southland (www.marysoutherland.com) was so popular in Ontario we’ve asked her to speak in Lexington. She spoke about loving the “Sandpaper People” in our lives and "Habits of Highly Successful Ministers’ Wives." Mary is considered the Stress Buster, a leader in helping women manage stress and achieve peace. Author of several books, she is also co-founder of Girlfriends in God (www.girlfriendsingod.com) daily devotionals.

The Ontario conference is scheduled for Labor Day weekend, September 2 to 5. Our guest speakers will be Judy Hampton (http://judyhampton.wordpress.com) and Deborah Lovett (www.deborahlovett.com). Both women spoke at our Lexington conference last year. Deborah spoke about "God’s Redemption" and Judy spoke about the "Waiting Room of Life." Many felt these sessions were life changing.

Please mark your calendars with the conference dates for 2011. I know you will truly be blessed if you are able to attend. Our theme comes from John 4:13: "Come and Drink of the Living Waters and Be Refreshed." See the last page of Connections for an application form, which you may print and mail, if you choose to register by mail.

Your may register on our website at www.connectingandbonding.org and pay with credit card or mail the form:

Connecting and Bonding
300 South Highland Springs Avenue
Suite 6-C #156
Banning, CA 92220

Please keep C&B in your prayers. Our mission is to build up and edify one another by connecting and bonding in the presence of God. We all face daily challenges so my prayers are with each one of you. I look forward to seeing you at one of the 2011 conferences. Come drink of the living waters and be refreshed.

– Jannice May