The Ecumenical Women’s Breakfast group met at the First Presbyterian Church in Louisiana for their last meeting of 2018.
The ladies of Calvary Episcopal Church served as co-hostesses for the breakfast, where there were 15 in attendance representing five churches.
Marilyn Johnson introduced the guest speaker, Judy King of Bowling Green, Missouri.
Judy spent time in France this past summer working with a mission team through an organization called BLF, Bible Literature in French. Very few publishers print literature in French and there is nothing printed for Sunday School. BLF finds books that would be helpful for people and their faith, translates and prints them. Judy helped with this project and also worked on a building with the missionary construction team she went to France with.
Judy’s second summer missionary experience took her to a Retirement Village in Minneola, Florida through an organization called Africa Inland Mission (AIM). AIM’s Retirement Center provides affordable retirement housing for AIM’s retired missionaries.
After her mission work in Florida, and Judy returned home, God spoke to her and laid on her heart to return to the Retirement Village as a Caregiver. Judy encouraged everyone to “listen to God’s call in your life.”
During the business meeting it was decided to donate proceeds from the breakfast to the local food pantry.
A reminder of the Community of Faith Thanksgiving meal will be held on Thursday, Nov. 22 at Centenary United Methodist Church at noon and is free to the community. The next meeting will take place on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at Centenary United Methodist Church with the ladies of Calumet Presbyterian serving as co-hostesses. The group is open to all women of faith.
They gather four times a year for breakfast, fellowship and interesting programs.