Presbyterian Woman’s National Conference – Scots’s Church, Melbourne

27-28 May 2016

I had the privilege and blessing of being able to travel to Melbourne recently 26 May – 29 May 2016 for the Presbyterian Woman’s National Conference “Connecting 2016” which is hosted approximately every 3-4 years. I travelled along with May Wesley and her baby son Elijah(9 months) who is the wife of Surendra Wesley and they are the PIM(Presbyterian Inland Mission) workers at Mt, Magnet in Western Australia. Margaret Thatcher also travelled from Perth to present a talk at the electives on “Connecting with Missions”.

It was a very blessed and full conference with an excellent message from Robyn Bain, the keynote speaker, from John 13:1-7 and John 15:1-11. Robyn expanded the theme of how we are disconnected from our Heavenly Father and his ways until Jesus makes the wonderful connection with our hearts through the simple and yet poignant act of washing his disciples’ feet, becoming like a slave, tenderly caring for all of our mucky, messy, darkened sin stained hearts, Jesus has to wash us clean, we are unable to do it for ourselves. The conference was over 2 days and there were 3 Elective sessions with many (too many to mention here) good topics to choose from. I chose supporting woman in crisis, supporting new migrants and loving well in a hostile world. The conference also provided a wonderful opportunity to connect with old friends and make some new ones. I would just like to say thank you for giving me the opportunity to attend, and I’m more than happy to speak with anyone who would like to know more about the conference at a convenient for you.

Blessings in him.
Julie White