Impact Your World Conference Inspires Hundreds
More than 100 people registered and attended the first annual Impact Your World Bible Worker and Prayer Warrior Conference in April, prompting Randy Maxwell, author and Idaho Conference pastor, to say, “God is up to something.”
“When Bible instructors and prayer warriors are united together in God’s work, amazing things happen,” says Gayle Lasher, Washington Conference Bible worker and event coordinator. “Working side by side, we can accomplish God’s mission here on earth.”
New and "seasoned" Christians came out for the weekend spiritual feast. Attendees shared laughter and tears, made new discoveries and heard wonderful testimonies. A former pastor found his way back into the arms of Jesus. A candlelit communion service provided a time of humble reflection and peaceful comfort. One participant noted how she could feel the presence of Jesus, the Holy Spirit and heavenly angels walking through the room.
Dan Knapp, Upper Columbia Conference pastor, provided practical training for Bible instructors while Maxwell shared insights with prayer warriors.
The Impact Your World Conference began as a way to network approximately 700 people in Western Washington who are now trained to give Bible studies.
The next retreat will be April 3–5, 2009, and will feature speakers Kurt Johnson and Ruthie Jacobson. For details, visit washingtonconference.org (Ministries>Impact Your World).