January 2013

Dear Sisters in Ministry,

“We all need to hear from someone in our lifetime that we are special and loved.”

“We all need to know that we all are created for relationships and how much better our health will be when we have friends.”

These quotes from last year's guest speaker Heidi McLaughlin really stood out for me because this is a big part of what Connecting and Bonding Ministry is all about. At each conference our goal is for women to leave knowing they are special and loved. Through the shared experiences of listening to great speakers, enjoying little gifts, eating meals, or snacking on plenty of chocolate each woman has a chance to make many new friends.

We will be having two Connecting and Bonding Conferences this year. Hopefully you'll be able to attend one of them. This year's theme is “Resting in Jesus' Presence” and our signature scripture is Psalm 46:10: “Be still and know that I am God.” We are working on the schedule to make sure we have more time to do just that.

Our Lexington, KY conference will be held on March 1-3 and the guest speaker will be Lucinda Secrest McDowell from Wethersfield CT. A pastor's wife and mother of four, Lucinda has authored ten books including Amazed by Grace, 30 Ways to Embrace Life, and God's Purpose for You. You can read more about Lucinda on her website: www.encouragingwords.net.

In Ontario, CA last year we were blessed by Heidi McLaughlin's presentations. She had such a good time she said she would be glad to come back some time for free – an offer we hope to utilize in the future.

However, this year, in addition to joining us in Lexington, KY, Lucinda will be our featured speaker for the Ontario, CA conference as well. It will be held Labor Day weekend August 30 - September 2. We will also hear from our dear friend and faithful mentor Kathleen Hart who has been a huge help and encouragement in our C & B journey.

Please mark your calendars with these conference dates:

Lexington, KY: March 1-3, 2013
Ontario, CA: August 30 - September 2, 2013

Remember, you may register on our website at www.connectingandbonding.org and pay with credit card or mail the enclosed application form to:

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

Please pray for C&B as we prepare and look forward to another year. Thank you for your selfless service for God. Whether working beside your husbands or being involved in ministries of your own, you are helping people meet Jesus and are much appreciated.

I hope to see you in Lexington or Ontario this year. Come rest in Jesus' presence with us!

You are in my prayers.

Jannice May