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Lifting Our Voice

October 22nd, 2009

Thursday — Our first official day of Conference was a very full day, starting with the International Prayer Breakfast and ending with a General Session. In between, there were meetings, orientations, rehearsals and of course many, many opportunities to meet people from all around the world.

Ministry on the Move
I dropped in on the State of the Ministry meeting for a while this morning. Kay Rogers was doing a great job filling in for Karen Anderson (who, in case you weren’t aware, broke her foot just before Conference and so wasn’t able to attend). She was giving the Communications report and sharing about the new mission statement with the two added words “and men”, and the new Ministry on the Move brochure among other things.

I’ve heard from numerous ladies how thrilled they are that Aglow is making a purposeful move to include men in the ministry. Speaking of men, there was one meeting today I wanted to be at for sure…

Men’s Meeting
I really enjoyed being with the guys! We worshipped, listened to reports about Aglow men’s groups in Denmark and the UK and were inspired by Pastor Dan Hammer who challenged us to be the warriors that God has called us to be: victors, not victims, and passionate, not passive. After the meeting, we had a great prayer time. God is on the move, using Aglow to draw men to himself.

General Session
Jane welcomed everyone to the general session saying “It’s good to be together again!” The crowd roared in agreement. Jane asked Tony to open the session in prayer, and then after exorting the people with a few words of encouragement, she introduced Julie Meyer, our worship leader for the evening. The rest of our time was spent in glorious worship, as Julie led us into the throne room of the Most High.

We sang, danced, shouted and cried as the worship ebbed and flowed like a refreshing stream. I enjoyed moving around with my camera, capturing both sacred moments and joyous revelrey. I’ll post some of them below — hopefully they’ll give you a sense of what it was like to be there. Until tomorrow, this is Rick, signing off.

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  1. Ani Santoso
    October 24th, 2009 at 04:21 | #1

    Thank you very much Rick. I’m from Indonesia and am not able to attend conference this year. I’m reading your blog every day, so I know what’s going on there and can feel a bit of the conference atmosphere. God bless you!!!!

  2. October 27th, 2009 at 10:22 | #2

    Feeling the Spirit all over again viewing these photos.
    Great job Rick!
    And WELCOME!

  3. Dianne Sothoron
    October 27th, 2009 at 12:18 | #3

    Hi Rick, What wonderful reports! Thanks for joining Aglow. ” ) Dianne

  4. Agnes Kadama
    November 2nd, 2009 at 09:28 | #4

    Hello Rick,
    welcome back from the Conference and thank you all for the great work you did to make the Conference a great success. I was really blessed by the different prophesies and teachings from God, we got at the Conference; especially, the emphasis on Proclamations instead of petitions.
    God bless.
    Agnes from Uganda, Aglow (Jinja Chapter)

  5. November 3rd, 2009 at 11:40 | #5

    Hi guys,
    I was, together with my wife, at the conference in Louisville, KY, the second time after the conference in Orlando, FL, in 1991. AGLOW is still a richly blessed ministries. The conference this year in Louisville, Kentucky. was absolutly High Quality and right from God’s Spirit. It was awesome. Thanks to all of the staff very much. My wife Vroni is a leader of one of the 4500 local AGLOW groups worldwide at the city of Baden Switzerland. Her and me have been touched very much. We got encouraged and strenghtened. Blessings to the all you of AGLOW International. Praise the Lord Jesus Christ!

    Matt Bollinger, Switzerland

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