January 2012

Dear Sisters in Ministry,

As we begin our 15th year of Connecting and Bonding (C&B), I can honestly say the passion I feel for this ministry remains strong. Our goal is still to connect ministers’ wives with one another and create a bond of friendship cemented by the love of God. Many have told me that C&B has made a positive impact in their lives. I am thankful when I see how our sisters continue to be blessed by this ministry.

Connecting and Bonding had another exciting year! At our Lexington, KY conference we were admonished to tend our gardens (our lives) and keep those weeds out that always try to creep in. In Ontario, CA we were encouraged to stay in the Word of God. One suggestion was to read the “One Year Bible.” We were also reminded that no matter what we are going through, Jesus is right there with us. We are never alone.

As we plan for 2012, we would like to invite you to come and share a weekend with many of your sisters. Each year we are blessed with wonderful speakers.

Our Lexington, KY conference will be held on March 9 – 11. The guest speaker will be Heidi McLaughlin (www.heartconnection.ca) from Kelowna, BC. In addition to being a speaker and pastor’s wife, Heidi is the author of Beauty Unleashed, Transforming a Woman’s Soul, and Sand to Pearls: Making Bold Choices to Enrich Your Life. We look forward to hearing her journey.

Our Ontario, CA conference will again be held Labor Day weekend August 31 – September 3. Heidi will be joining us along with Carol Rischer (www.carolrischer.com), an author, speaker, pianist, worship leader, radio commentator, teacher, and pastor’s wife. Carol was such a blessing to us in Lexington last year that we’ve invited her to the CA conference.

Please mark your calendars with the conference dates for 2012. Our theme this year will be “Renewing Our Hearts with Jesus” taken from Romans 12:2 (NIV). “…be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – his good, pleasing and perfect will.”

You may register on our website and pay with credit card or mail the application form to:

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

Please keep C&B in your prayers. Once again our mission is to build up and edify one another by connecting and bonding in the presence of God. Always remember whatever we are going through we are not alone. We are blessed to have Jesus and many sisters who are willing to help in any way. I hope to see many of you this year.

You are in my prayers!

Jannice May