Dear Sisters in Christ,
It is hard to believe that we are in our 18th year of Connecting and Bonding (C & B). Thank you for continuing to pray for God’s guidance. We have placed this ministry in God’s loving hands and thank Him for His abundant blessings!
The 2015 C& B Conference in Ontario, CA last September went very well. Linda Allen who serves as a counselor and ministry leader at Southeast Christian Church in Louisville, Kentucky was one of our guest speakers, along with Grace Communion International (GCI) Pastor Michael Horchak from New Orleans, Louisiana. Their sessions were uplifting and inspiring.
I hope you were able to read the Connecting & Bonding article Vicki Hart wrote for the March 23, 2016 Grace Communion International Weekly Update. Vicki wrote about the wonderful time we had at the C & B Conference in Lexington, KY this past March. There were even some pictures of the lovely ladies who attended. The weather was GREAT – no snow this year!
Our theme for the C & B Conference in Ontario, CA this year will be: “Why Talk to God?” Jeremiah 33:3 says, “Call to me and I will answer you. I will tell you marvelous and wondrous things that you could never figure out on your own.” (MSG) When we have questions, God has all the answers!
Kathleen Hart will be with us again and is already working on her presentation. We will have Marilyn Hontz back with us this year. Marilyn was with us in 2002. She is the author of several books including Listening for God and Shame Lifter. She has also shared in pastoral ministries with her husband Paul for 43 years. It will be good to see her and hear from her again. We are excited about a couple of other sessions we have planned and will tell you about them at a later date.
I’d like to share part of a note I received from one of the ladies who attended our Ontario, CA Conference last September:
“I feel that Connecting & Bonding addresses a most needed aspect of ministry that was never addressed in our church until you pioneered Connecting & Bonding. I feel most blessed as the result of attending the conferences all these years. It’s a safe place to hideaway, if only for a weekend. I feel that it’s a shot in the arm and a time to recharge my batteries. It helps to put a spring in my step and gives me a new lease on life for another year. This year was no exception.”
I encourage you to take a break and recharge your spiritual batteries at our next C & B Conference in Ontario, CA, on September 2-5, 2016. You can register on our website www.connectingandbonding.org, or mail the enclosed application form to:
Connecting and Bonding
300 South Highland Ave. Suite 6-C #156
Banning, CA 92220
Thank you for your prayers and support for this ministry! I hope to see many of you in September.
Love and blessings!