Cleburne Times-Review, Cleburne, TX

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January 18, 2013

10th annual God is Love conference set for Jan. 25

Eight women to speak at free event


The 10th annual God Is Love Women’s Conference is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. Jan. 25 at the Cleburne Conference Center, 1501 W. Henderson St. 

The free event is open to all women that night and during the day on Jan. 26. Eight women speaking or leading praise and worship will share testimony while several area churches plan give out information on women’s programs.

Refreshments will be available throughout the event. 

Organized by Gloria Jones with Operation Blessing and funded through donations from area churches and individuals, the event is casual and come-and-go. 

“If anyone would like to set up a display for their church they need to let us know if they can so we can make sure we have enough tables,” Jones said. Otherwise, “no one needs to register just to attend. I want everybody to feel free to come and go as they can.” 

A free continental breakfast will be held Saturday morning at about 9:30, along with registration, which will put attendees in door prize drawings. A small catered lunch will also be provided. 

Cindy de la Garza with Cleburne Bible Church is scheduled to close the event on Saturday afternoon. She said she has always wanted to attend the conference, but hectic schedules have prevented her. 

“She [Jones] called a couple of months ago and asked if I would be willing to speak,” de la Garza said. “I had to put it on my calendar; I’m real excited how the Lord’s going to work. This event is praying with these women and giving them hope and encouraging them to just keep on keeping on. In Phillippians, the Bible tells us, ‘He who has begun a work in us will be faithful to complete it.’

“Right now, I feel the holy spirit is having me focus on joy unspeakable. In Phillippians, Paul has been released from prison and still counts his joy. So I am going to try to capitalize on that and tell the women that even though life is difficult sometimes ... joy comes from going through trials in our life and the more we serve Jesus, the more our joy gets full.” 

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