2017 Convention Report
Greetings from the Western Region, (ND, SD, MT, and CO). Spring has sprung and the farmers and gardeners are busy sowing seeds across the western plains.
For those of you who were unable to attend last years's convention in Fergus Falls, we had Mary Beth Carlson as the Special Guest. Oh, was it ever special. What a talented musician and speaker. The theme was "His Song in the Night." A wonderful day was shared by all the women in attendance.
The Western Region Annual Women's Ministries meeting was held on October 8, 2016. This meeting was hosted by the women's group in Rolette, ND. The theme they chose was, "I Am a Daughter of the King," with great food, decorations, and all around hospitality. Mary Beth Lunde was the guest speaker, sharing her testimony and life story. The 183 Trading Company out of Minot was also invited to share their display and knowledge on old buttons. The annual Cup of Blessing event took place in February with several of our congregations participating. There were various themes and events used to raise money for missions.
The National Women's Ministry CLB, which all women in the CLB are a part of, has various projects that this money is used for annually. The Focus Project this year is called Beyond Suffering. This project along with your other projects can be found on our website or in the Focus Brochures that can be used at your home churches. If you have any questions concerning this, please contact me.
Some fund raising ideas for you to keep in mind are: Quilt Auctions, Pie Auctions, Flower Bulb Sales (fall and spring bulbs), Progressive Supper where you donate at each house - just a few thoughts to try to get a "fire" under you. It is not fun to ask for money, but make it a family fun and rewarding event.
Upcoming events for the Western Region are as follows:
July 14-16, 2017 Western Region Biennial Convention in Minot, ND. Ruth Vallevik will be sharing.
October 7, 2017 Annual Western Region Women's Ministries meeting will be hosted and held by the Antler, ND Women. Date and Time will be announced as they are in the planning stages.
The Western Region Women's Ministries is in need of a full line of officers. If you are interested or feel the calling for a position, please contact myself or Karen Lawson.
"And the seeds in the good ground, these are the ones who have heard the Word in an honest and good heart, and hold it fast and bear fruit with perseverance." Luke 8:15
This is my prayer. Let us keep the Word close to our heart and share it as we are taught. In our busy lives, too many "things" seem to interfere and take priority over sharing the gospel with others. May this convention touch you in a way that you will leave ready to spread the news like never before. God's Blessings to you all.
Linda Vallevik, President
Western Region WM Annual Meeting
Western Region Officers