Saturday, March 23, 2019, 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
* SOLD OUT *
A visit from our own Lisa *** is always exciting! For many years VBC has proudly supported Lisa in her roles with GEM (Greater Europe Mission) in ***. Eighteen years ago Lisa became a trainer/facilitator in “Hope for the Wounded”, a program she wanted to bring to hurting women in ***. Her role has taken her around Europe to offer the hope and healing the program offers. And now this year, she will be bringing the program home to Village Bible Church!
“Free to Live” will be presented at VBC on March 23 as our 2019 Women’s Retreat. The program Lisa will bring will help us to prepare to help each other, our neighbors and a hurting world around us. Articles on childhood trauma offer staggering statistics: over 35 million U.S. children have at least one experience of some form of trauma, abuse, or neglect which negatively impact their adult lives. Many researchers have called this a critical public health issue! In the state of Arkansas it’s estimated that 56% of children have at least one occurrence of some form of trauma: divorce, alcoholism, drug abuse, physical abuse and intimidation, among other events. But Lisa wants to bring us HOPE that there can be healing and reconciliation. And that hope comes to us from the Word of God!
In our lives we may not be aware of a bridge partner, a book club friend, the person sitting next to us in church, who is struggling as an adult with the effects of childhood trauma. Let’s all learn how to love and reassure these precious children of our Lord’s that there is a brighter future that our God wants for all of us!
Join us on Saturday, March 23 at VBC. The day begins at 8:30 with registration and a light snack, teaching from Lisa, drama portrayals, wonderful music by Lisa, and catered lunch. We will study together until 3 p.m. There will be a registration table in the lobby after Sunday services on March 3rd, 10th and 17th. Brochures to share with neighbors and friends at other churches will be available at the table. Please don’t let financial need prevent attendance: there are scholarships available. For more information, contact Amy Thomason, 501-209-1950 or Robin Lowing, 717-756-6367.