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Women Valued, Refreshed at Ministries Retreat, New Jersey Conference, Juliana Marson, "Restoring Hope",

Women Valued, Refreshed at Ministries Retreat

Story by Stephen Lee

More than 380 women recently gathered for the New Jersey Conference (NJC) Women’s Ministries retreat, themed “Restoring Hope.”

Juliana Marson, conference Women’s Ministries director, says, “We wanted to remind women that God sees them, He values them and God is able to heal them. Through shared testimonies, the women were encouraged to rest in God and His provision to overcome challenges. It was an opportunity for women from across the state—both English and Spanish speakers—to be refreshed, restored and refocused.

“He is where we find security; He is our Creator and we should walk boldly in whom He created us to be,” Marson adds.

A red-carpet event on Saturday night gave the women an opportunity to do just that. Each woman, dressed in formal attire, received a tiara and was encouraged to walk boldly as daughters of the King. Organizers also gave awards to those who have supported Women’s Ministries, including 32 Women’s Ministries church leaders and past Women’s Ministries directors.

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