Rebuilding and Reshaping Lives “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope”. (Jeremiah 29:11) L iving Bible Version)
Women of Destiny Ministries Summit 2010 - GATHERING OF CHAMPIONS will be specifically for women, men and young adults who have experienced or been effected by emotional or physical abuse, addictions, HIV, deferred dreams and single parenting issues. This summit will provide an intimate environment that will be spiritually safe for people to share, discuss and develop the insight required on how to manage the stresses through a personal relationship with God. This is not another conference where we become emotional and walk away with information and yet our issues are not addressed. I believe that this is the season whereby God is calling His Leaders and people to a higher accountability. He wants us not only to be healed but WHOLE. Our objectives are to provide this opportunity for people who are interested to participate in this summit regardless of financial obstacles, additionally, to become enlighten about their issues and that may go unaddressed in some places of worship due to lack of limited resources. The summit will include a forum and a worship experience. The forum will address HIV & Sexuality, Domestic Violence/Abuse, Deferred Dreams, Single Parenting and Families in Recovery and the impact it has on an individual as well as family members. Panel members will attempt to begin the healing process by helping those who participate understand that they are not alone or isolated with their issues and that their relationship with God is the first step in taking care of themselves emotionally and physically. The spiritual session will help the participant to understand that worship is similar to aftercare, follow-up and the entrance to their road to destiny. Since God called this summit it is a pronounced blessing that each person will leave this summit with not only the tools and resources required to overcome these challenges and most importantly they will have a better understanding of their purpose in life and can become a Champion, a Champion to others and a Champion to themselves for overcoming all life’s challenges through a greater connection with God.
“Life turned the corner and I turned with Life. It’s refreshing to feel the wind blowing in my face, the winds of change and freedom.” – Gloria J. Smalls