The first ever Ladies Conference held at Gospel Light Bible Baptist Church, with the theme of “Fishing for Friends”, was concluded today. Called a “smashing success” by an anonymous attendee, the conference was conducted in three sessions: Friday evening and Saturday morning and afternoon. Each session was highlighted by a talk presented by guest speaker Nancy Motley, a member of New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms. The topics of each inspiring talk were:
Session 1: The four principles necessary for “fishing for friends”, based on Luke 5:1-11.
Session 2: Cultivating friendships, ways to prove yourself friendly, and watching for dangers to friendship.
Session 3: Heart attitudes that promote or prevent friendships, based on Proverbs 4:23.
During each session, friendship-themed Christian songs were led by Bonnie Vazquez, the church’s child choir leader and Sunday school teacher. Bonnie was great at stirring up the action. Friday evening, deserts were served, which included fruit dishes, cream puffs, breads, cakes, and sweets. Between sessions on Saturday, a scrumptious brunch was cooked and served by GLBBC master chef de cuisine, Jeremiah Rodell. The buffet included ham, artichoke chicken, hashed browns, sweet French toast, steamed mixed vegetables (boy were they mad), and garden salad. A three part play was presented by a team of talented young girls, called the Gospel Light Guppies, under the direction of Melody Crane. The play artfully presented the story of the rainbow fish, who did not want to share his scales or talents with the other fish. Long story short – after being saved, the fish agreed to share (hurray). Door prizes were given and each guest received party favors at their seats. The conference welcomed guests from outside GLBBC, including several from First Bible Baptist Church of Lockport, NY. May this be the first of many delightfully edifying ladies conferences at Gospel Light!