What a special year it’s been for the Qld Baptist’s Women Anew Conferences!
God has moved amongst His women in Queensland as they have gathered together to worship, pray, fellowship, and hear from His word about how they can ‘Be Transformed”.
We’ve travelled from Mt Isa to the Gold Coast, Atherton, Gladstone, Mapleton and Mackay, and bought the event to some of these areas for the first time. In each place we met wonderful women who love Jesus and want to share His word with others. We met women who are hungry to know God more, and who have a passion for Him—women who have a heart for change.
We’ve heard God’s word preached powerfully from Kimberly Smith, Shauna Gallagher and Sally Contessi, and shared beautiful communion messages from Katisha Lindee and Jane Van Mourik.
For the first time this year, we gave the women an opportunity to give to a project in their own local areas to support needy women. We were blown away by the generosity of the women towards local projects, which ranged from supplying items for hospital packs for new indigenous mums in Mt Isa, to giving items for women’s shelters and food packs in North, Central Queensland and the Gold Coast, and supporting women coming out of the sex industry/drug addiction in South East Queensland.
This year we were also involved in giving for the Nepal Founding Partners fund through Baptist World Aid. This fund was set up specifically for Australian Baptist Women to fund the first year of a new project that we visited in Nepal. We raised over $20,000 in Queensland towards this new project.
We are now preparing for 2020 and look forward to what God has planned for us as the women of Queensland.