Layton, UT – Hope in Christ was celebrated as 60 women gathered at the annual women’s conference. With worship led by Janis Walton and Pernicia Heinemann, the general session featured Janis Jelke sharing her testimony of how God moved her from the LDS faith to Himself, a more than 20 year journey as she sought truth. Special guest, IMB Missionary Tim Louderback, leader of Americas Connect, told of how God is working in Panama and encouraged all to consider serving with a mission team in Panama. Angie Webster was recognized for her service as Utah-Idaho Woman’s Missionary Union President for the past two years and Sonia Gutierrez was unanimously elected to serve as WMU President and representative on the National WMU Executive Board.
Outstanding local leaders provided breakout sessions where women were led to recognize their Hope in Christ as they face discouragement and difficult times in sessions led by Teresa Dugger and Melissa Cutrera. Other sessions focused on sharing the hope of Christ. Janis Jelke shared how to break through the LDS shell by witnessing in love. Barbara MacPeek and Christy Benson told of their experiences sharing hope with Ukrainian refugees in Poland. Building Bridges to Discipleship, led by Janice Adams and Sharing Hope through Biblical Encouragement, by Mary McFarling, completed the workshop options. Sessions especially for Hispanic women, presented in their heart language, were led by Sonia Gutierrez and Tim Louderback. Both live sessions are available on demand by following this link. https://tinyurl.com/UISBC2022WC
Article by UISBC Women’s Consultant, Mary McFarling