There was a feeling of excitement and anticipation as I stepped into the lobby of Acapella Hotel for the 42nd TRAC Women's Convention. It was held from 22 to 24 September 2017. I had no idea what was in store for me as this was my first time attending such convention. With the presence of two wonderful international speakers in the persons of Rev Hea Sun Kim and Rev Hikari, I knew that this was a convention not to be missed.
The theme 'Women of Strength & Dignity' was most apt fro this convention as we wanted to remember God's blessings on TRAC MW. As women, we play important roles in the various ministries in the church. Each of us has special gifts. We complemented each other and worked as one united body in God's kingdom.
The plenary sessions were conducted in a relaxed manner. We were divided into groups for discussion on topics arising. I was truly inspired by Rev Hea Sun Kim's sharing on ' The Seeds'. The choice is ours to make, to be a good or a bad seed. I would like to think of myself as the sower of the seeds and God as the one who tills the soil and nurtures the seeds to grow. The seeds sown may take a while to blossom but they will, for God will do the rest. They will sprout and grow to become big plants, impacting the next generation.
The next interesting sharing was on 'being connected'. Each branch is connected to a tree. Everyone has an important role but if we are connected to each other, we are stronger and more faithful to God. We can be a tree to someone else, offering shade and support in need, at the right time and at the right place.
The convention was not all about serious matters. The 'Fun Nite' was an opportunity to showcase the talents and creativity of our ladies. It was indeed a nite where all of us let our hair down.
In summary, the plenary sessions and the workshops were inspiring & meaningful, fun & fulfilling, informative & fruitful and a wonderful insight.
Most of all, I enjoyed the active interaction among the ladies. It brought us together for friendship and inspired us for future challenges. The plenary sessions also provided much input for my soul.
Let us put our focus on the Lord! We trust in Him to give us grace & strength. I would want to live a life of worship, prayer & service. There is so much that needs to be done.
God's work has just begun!
To God be the Glory !
Mrs Jenny Tay ( Kuantan Chapter )