Tuesday, April 21, 2009

A Special Gathering

This past weekend I had the privilege of sharing the platform with Leslie Vernick at Parkside Church in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, where a "Moody Gathering for Women" filled the church with more than the 1700 women who attended. We rocked the place with worship, led by Christy Nockles and her band, filled it with prayer orchestrated by Moody radio station WCRF, and laughed our heads off in joyful fellowship. Leslie and I have never spoken together, but what a treat it was. She is my all time favorite "go to" relationship expert, and taught us all much about how to obey the Lord and apply Scripture to our lives. Memorable. 

The theme was "Growth to Grace." Leslie's messages emphacised growing in the Lord, and mine centered on grace to rest, and grace to love. We were wowed at God's working in answer to prayers. So many women, over 30 in all, prayed to receive Christ for the first time. Many more rededicated themselves to full surrender to Christ.  If you'd like to hear the messages, consider checking out www.wcrfradio.org. 

Many new friends have written asking where I'm speaking next, so here's the info:
  • May 1-3 Christ the King Conference Center, Greenville, NY (Episcopal Clergy Wives retreat)
  • May 9 King's Baptist Church, Vero Beach
  • May 13-16 Colorado Christian Writers' Conf., Estes Park, CO
  • May 22-24 Women of Grace, Muskoka Bible Centre, north of Toronto, Canada
Please leave a comment and let me know if you'll be attending any of these conferences. I'd love to meet you!
Be refreshed!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I was one of the very blessed women who had the joy of hearing Virelle speak at the Parkside Conference!!!! YOU BLESSED ME SO VERY MUCH!!!!!! I received the CDs from the conference and am listening to you again as I type. Your openness and honesty are very healing and helpful, Virelle. Our family is in the midst of dealing with mental health issues that have gone from generation to generation. Thank you for your honest message that gives light, life and hope!!!! All the best in the Lord!!!!