Where have the last five years gone? It seems like just last week the General Conference Session was being conducted in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. Now, our church is coming together again for its own unique blend of business, mission, inspiration, and fellowship.
During these past five years, you have faithfully served, spreading the love of Jesus and His message to the world in your towns and cities, using your own unique God-given gifts and talents. You have probably experienced the joy and friendship at a Shepherdess retreat, special luncheon, or educational convention. Perhaps you participated in fellowship with ministry wives of various denominations. Fellowship and friendship are so very important within the family of ministry spouses. We need each other, and we are always interested in the family and life of another ministry wife. Sharing with each other is so encouraging. One of my greatest blessings is meeting a new ministry wife, learning about her and from her.
This edition of The Journal features a variety of unique and talented women. These women also serve—perhaps you have met them somewhere in the world. The first section introduces our Division Shepherdess Coordinators; the second section, our Administrative wives here at the General Conference; and the third section, the spouses of our Division Presidents.
If you choose to come to Atlanta, perhaps you will meet these ladies in person for a chat. If not, get to know them through The Journal.
May the Lord bless each and every one of you. It is my prayer that you will feel His loving embrace in your life each day.
Your friend and sister in Jesus,