State Director Sheri Miller, CWA National Field Director Kenda Bartlett, Associate State Director Mary Frances Forrester, CWA Chief Executive Officer Penny Nance, State Development Coordinator Elsie Smoluk and CWA Executive Director George Tryfiates.
Your prayers were answered! State Steering Committee members, Mary Frances Forrester, Elsie Smoluk, and I sincerely appreciated your prayer coverage when we attended the CWA Leadership Training Conference in the Washington, D.C., area, September 14-17, 2011. We wish you had been there! Prayerfully consider applying for leadership as a Prayer/Action Chapter Leader, Home Team Captain or State Steering Committee Member, ensuring your attendance at CWA leadership and training conferences in the future. The “Who But Today’s Woman?” Conference was an incredible refreshment to our souls and a renewed CALL to stand up for family values and principles in God’s Word in public policy.
CWA Founder, Mrs. Beverly La Haye, in recovery from hip surgery and not available to attend the conference wrote, “Now more than ever we need to apply these precepts to America’s public policy and to stand like Esther, “for such a time as this” (Esther 4:14b).
Mary Frances and I began the conference with Directors’ Training. Approximately thirty State, Associate, and Area Directors met with Kenda Bartlett, CWA National Field Director, for training. The primary emphasis was on the importance of state prayer/action chapter leaders and members as the grassroots and foundation of CWA bringing Biblical principles and conservative values into all levels of public policy. The battle is so intense! Focusing on the sanctity of life, religious liberty, the family, education, national sovereignty and pornography, our united prayers, actions, and voice are critical in the days ahead.
We attended a Sharia Law Panel at the Capitol Visitor’s Center with Penny Nance, CWA CEO, who introduced North Carolina Rep. Sue Myrick who spoke on Islamic Terrorism; Members of Congress, experts, and a former Muslim woman spoke on Sharia Law. The panel made it very clear that America should ensure freedom of religion, but not the freedom of Islam which is not just a religion, but a political and militant ideological system that is incompatible with America’s form of government. Islam believes there will not be peace until the infidel West and Israel are destroyed and the world submits to Allah. Islam believes that Sharia Law is God’s law. There is no equality in Sharia Law, which considers women like merchandise, deficient in mind, and existing for the sake of man’s pleasure.
Our response is to pray for the followers of Islam to “turn from darkness to light, from the dominion of Satan to God, to receive the inheritance of the Saints and salvation through the Truth of Jesus Christ” (Acts 26:18). We must expose Islam’s false beliefs as evil, pressure politicians with the question, “Why are you against American woman?” and contact Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton and ask her, “Do not support the United Nations’ resolution which would make it a crime to defame Islam?”
Following the panel discussion there was an invitation-only reception for House Speaker Boehner, (who was, in my opinion, rather general and uninformed in his comments regarding Sharia Law). Elsie, Mary Frances and I enjoyed meeting with the entire conference delegation at a meet and greet dessert reception. The CWA national conference speakers were informative, encouraging, and inspirational. Kenda Bartlett exhorted us from Ephesians 5 to walk in the light as we were called and to wake those who are sleeping to arise from the dead.
However, it was Dr. Janice Crouse, Senior Fellow of the Beverly LaHaye Institute, who spoke on “Normalizing Pedophilia? What Can We Do?” who left us with the seriousness of the times, and that now more than ever our prayers and actions are needed. CWA is formulating and will distribute “action strategy” against this horrific evil from becoming normalized in our country.
I was so very blessed to join the CWA leaders and conference attendees with Kenda Bartlett in a Prayer Walk around the White House and other historical buildings and monuments on a beautiful day in Washington, D.C.
It was a privilege to meet former senator and presidential candidate, the Honorable Rick Santorum, who spoke at CWA’s Awards Banquet with apparent and sincere integrity on upholding the constitution and family values. The absolute joy of the evening was when our very own, Mary Frances Forrester was announced as the 2011 recipient of the “Outstanding State Steering Committee Member of the Year Award.”
Thank you so very much again for your continued prayers and support! Please, consider serving CWA of North Carolina in leadership, joining with the over 600 Prayer/Action Chapter Leaders in the nation, as a united force for HIS TRUTH in the area of public policy. You are welcome, and we encourage you to visit and join a Prayer/Action Chapter in your area. Your financial support to CWA-NC is greatly appreciated, ensuring that we can be effective in our CWA-NC Mission Statement to shed Biblical light and Truth in the area of public policy, through prayer, education and action, thereby upholding Judeo Christian values upon which our nation was founded.
North Carolina continues to be a light and city on the hill that cannot be hidden. After a hard fought eight-year battle, the North Carolina Marriage Amendment passed, ensuring that the people of North Carolina will vote in the May 2012 primary election on the definition of marriage as between one man and one woman. The Democratic National Convention will be hosted in Charlotte in August 2012. Both of these crucial events will require continued and vigilant prayers and actions on the part of “My people called by My Name” (II Chronicle 7:14).
Thank you for your continued prayer and actions that are making a difference in North Carolina.
With Blessings in Christ,