Every year, the Women’s Ministry of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) hosts a special event designed specifically for ministry wives. As a ministry wife, Amy Cordova, BGCO women’s missions and ministries specialist, understands the importance of encouraging friendships and faithful prayer support. In an effort to create a time of refreshment, the 2018 Ministry Wives Weekend will offer opportunities for wives to connect and learn from others who share a similar calling.

The weekend event is scheduled Sept. 28-29 and will be at Edmond, First. The keynote speaker will be popular author and speaker, Lori Merrill. The founder of the Keeper’s Ministry in 2001, Merrill has authored the Bible study, “Called to be a Keeper.”

“Lori is one of those women who understands the challenges of ministry, but encourages wives to value their role in light of God’s Word,” Cordova said. “Lori has become a dear friend and mentor to many ministry wives across our state.”

Lauren Faram, student ministry wife from Edmond, First, will lead worship alongside her husband, Randy. “Lauren has a deep desire to lead others to Jesus through worship. I look forward to gathering with ministry wives across Oklahoma in worship,” Cordova said.

Special guests include Jeremy Freeman’s family whose 16-year old son, Caleb, was seriously injured in a crash in December 2017. Jeremy, who is pastor of Newcastle, First, reported that Caleb has been recovering and has made remarkable progress.

“He has a long way to go, but he has absolutely come so far,” Jeremy said. “God has been working miracles in Caleb’s life, and He continues to do miracles in his life every single day.”

The Freemans story has captivated the hearts of many, far and wide, who have been praying for Caleb’s complete healing. The Freemans will share their story on Friday evening of the event.

The cost of the weekend is $50 per person and registration ends Sept. 19. For more information, a detailed schedule and online registration, visit www.bgcowomen.org.