Women's conference 2023
Tina encouraging the women on the second day of the conference
As part of Mission 2023 the team facilitated a conference for the leaders and deputies of each of the 41 women's groups and the group facilitators - a total of 85 women. This was held from the 28th June to the 30th June 2023 inclusive, paid for by you. Thank you so much.
Each day began with breakfast, followed by praise and worship, then workshops for mixed groups of women. This enabled groups from different locations to share their stories and hear from each other.
Each of the UK team led a group session: Managing through Covid, Health and Nutrition, Importance of trees , Developing Small Businesses, Finance and Saving, Dealing with Trauma.
Each women accessed all the group sessions.
It was a tight schedule but we managed. The day ended in more praise and worship and sharing the Word.
The women received lunch and evening meal and those who were not local stayed overnight.
It was a truly joyful experience with the 2 highlights being; when the women were told that AWU had written off their loans that they couldn't pay back because of Covid lockdowns, and that each and every women had a UK prayer partner who had committed to pray for them for 12 months. The women literally exploded with joy, praising God.
The conference ended with an arch of blessing and every women went out excited to report back to their groups. We saw how inspired and uplifted they were after sharing with each other and meeting in fellowship. Some even enjoyed playing with volley balls that Neil bought for them.
The biggest challenge of their capital for loans remains as although women were generally able to feed themselves and their families during lockdown they had 'eaten their savings'. We would like to replenish this pot. If you feel this is something you could donate to please click on the link below and choose Revolving Laon Pot in the PayPal drop down menu.
Last day of the conference- saying goodbye
Updated July 2023